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:
- 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
- Support Head Coach in facilitating practices and managing bench during games
All coaches must complete requirements by December 1.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Code of Conduct – Coaches must abide by the SJAMHA Code of Conduct, which are guidelines that promote fair play and respect for all participants.
- 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).
- SJAMHA Head Coach Checklist and Timeline
- Hockey Manitoba – Coaches
- Hockey Canada – Coaching Program
- Hockey Manitoba – Coach Mentorship
Training and Clinics
- Hockey Manitoba – Training and Clinics
- Hockey Canada – E Hockey (Hockey University)
- Hockey Manitoba – Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
Code of Conduct
- SJAMHA U7 House League Guidelines 2021-22
- Hockey Manitoba – U7 Program
- Hockey Canada – Timbits U7 Program
- Hockey Canada – Timbits Jersey Program
- SJAMHA U9 House League Rules 2021-22
- SJAMHA U9 House League Year End Tournament Rules
- Hockey Manitoba U9 Half-Ice Guidelines 2019-2020
- Hockey Winnipeg – U9 Half-Ice Development Manual
- Hockey Manitoba – U9 Program
- Hockey Canada – U9 Program
Rules and Regulations
- Hockey Winnipeg – Rules and Regulations 2023-24
- Hockey Manitoba – Constitution, Regulations and Rules of Competition Handbook 2022-23
- Hockey Winnipeg – Temporary Player Request
- Hockey Canada – Safety Resources
- Hockey Canada – Health Insurance Program
- Hockey Canada – Concussion Toolbox
- Evans Concussions 101 – A Primer for Kids and Parents (Video)
- Hockey Winnipeg – Concussion Protocol
- Hockey Manitoba – Better Athlete, Better Player
- Hockey Canada – Long Term Player Development Model
- Active for Life – Physical Literacy Through Hockey
- Hockey Canada – Drill Hub
- Hockey Canada – Network App
- Hockey Manitoba – Coaching Resources
- WeissTech Hockey
- Coach Nielsen
- Drill Draw
- Hockey Share
- The Coaches Site
- Practice Planning Sheet – 4 Full-Ice
- Practice Planning Sheet – 8 Full-Ice
- Practice Planning Printout – 3 Half-Ice
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.