Get Involved

Calling all coaches! We are excited for the upcoming hockey season and are thankful to have the support of our outstanding volunteer coaches. Without the commitment of our coaches, minor hockey would not be possible.

Please complete the SJAMHA Coach Application Form by September 20 to be considered for U11-U18 coaching opportunities.


Coaches’ primary role is to instruct, lead and mentor players. Additional roles include:

Head Coach

  • Communicate with players, parents, assistant coaches, manager, parent liaison
  • Work with Team Manager to facilitate parent meeting, book practice ice and plan special events (team-building, tournaments, wind-up)
  • Plan and facilitate occasional coach meetings
  • Plan and facilitate practices
  • Manage bench during games

Assistant Coach

  • Support Head Coach in facilitating practices and managing bench during games


All coaches must complete requirements by December 1.

Time Commitment

Aside from game and practice time, head coaches can expect to spend 1-3 hours per week planning and communicating and assistant coaches can expect minimal extra time commitment.


  1. SJAMHA Coach Application – All coaches must complete an SJAMHA Coach Application Form. All applicants will be contacted when their application is received, and applicants who are selected will be notified and can proceed with required training.
  2. Training – All required Hockey Canada NCCP (E Hockey/ Hockey University) training and Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training must be complete by December 1.
  3. Code of Conduct – Coaches must abide by the SJAMHA Code of Conduct, which are guidelines that promote fair play and respect for all participants.
  4. Equipment – All on-ice coaches must always wear a helmet.  On-ice coach and instructors are encouraged to wear athletic attire (track suit or athletic pants and sweatshirt).


General Coaching

Training and Clinics

Code of Conduct

U7 Coaching

U9 Coaching

Rules and Regulations

Player Safety

Player Development

Practice Planning


Hockey Winnipeg Coach Development & Mentorship Program

The brand-new Hockey Winnipeg Coach Development & Mentorship Program information is now posted on the Hockey Winnipeg website. A brief summary – the program is free for all who choose to participate, consists of online and on-ice clinics, and is open to all U7-U18, AAA, AA, A, HL coaches in Winnipeg. Space for all clinics is limited and registration will be a first-come first-serve basis. Any coach who registers & attends an online clinic will also receive weekly skills based practice plans, skill and drill demonstrations, and education materials from Evolution Hockey for the entire season. A link to the clinics schedule is included on the website post and registration for all clinics will begin September 18.