Coaches (Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey)

'Coaches' refers to Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches. Most teams have at least one assistant coach. All coaching staff must have the following qualifications:

-   Coaches for Novice and younger must have Coach 1 qualification
-   Coaches for Atom and older Local League must have Coach 2 or higher (Development 1) qualification
-   Coaches for Atom Rep/AE must have Coach 2 or higher (Development 1) qualification
-   Coaches for PeeWee and older Rep/AE must have Development 1 qualification
-   MUST have 'Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders' and 'Gender Identification and Expression' courses
-   please see 'How to Volunteer' for details
-   please see OMHA Team Official Qualification Requirements for further clarification of coaching requirements

The Coach's role on the bench staff and for the team includes, but is not limited to:

-   choosing the team either through try-outs or evaluation skates
-   working with coaches of other teams and the SSMHA Ice Scheduler to develop a game schedule
-   recruit bench staff and help to ensure that all volunteers have the appropriate qualifications
-   develop strong communication with the team families and bench staff
-   develop a positive rapport with all players, encouraging skill and team development, fair play and fun as priorities
-   ensure that gender identification awareness is discussed at the start of the season, as per the Hockey Canada Gender Identification and Expression course and policies, as well as ensuring that all players have a safe changing space free from discrimination and bullying
-   develop practice plans to aid in the player and team development
-   work with players to learn game rules and develop game strategy 
-   note that there must be at least one qualified coach at ALL ice times, although this does not have to be the head coach
-   work with the trainer to identify injuries and ensure that players are safe from worsening injuries
-   discuss with families whether tournaments will be part of the team's season and arrange accordingly
-   participate in season wrap-up events such as the banquet

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