2023/2024 BMHA & EEMHA Coaches Application (Belmont Minor Hockey)

Print 2023/2024 BMHA & EEMHA Coaches Application
Interested applicants for the 2023-24 season must apply by completing the BMHA & EEMHA coaching application and submitting it online by the closing date of Friday June 9th, 2023.
  1. Hockey Coach Job Description

    Position Description: 

    Oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the day to day operation of the assigned hockey team,
    ensuring that the objectives of the Association as stated in the BMHA Constitution and OMHA Manual
    of Operations are met. Be a spokesperson for the team and represent the team at all meetings and
    functions required.
    • This position requires a Level of Certification as required by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
    Please the OMHA manual of operations for details. All applicants must review and comply with the
    BMHA constitution, bylaws including a code of conduct, in addition to the OMHA Manual of Operations
    • A commitment of approximately 10 hours per week is required in order to fulfill the obligations of the
    • Eligible applicants will be required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check or sign an offence declaration,
    in the case BMHA has a valid record check from the previous 1-2 years.

    Position Requirements: 

    Coach as a Leader Standards
    Establish seasonal goals and objectives for the team. • Be a role model for your players by using appropriate behaviour towards officials, players, parents and other coaches. • Foster leadership abilities in your athletes. • At a minimum, meet with parents of athletes at a pre-season and in-season meeting to outline your coaching and team philosophies, playing time and other relevant aspects of your plan. • Demonstrate a sincere effort in helping each and every athlete on your team to maximize his/her potential.

    Coach as a Teacher Standards
    • Develop a seasonal plan and review it routinely.
    • Teach age and ability appropriate skills using proper sequence and progression.
    • Teach skills using understandable language.
    • Recognize uniqueness in your athletes and always treat them with respect.
    • Understand your position as a role model, and facilitate the acquisition of skills other than that gained
    on the ice surface.

    Coach as an Organizer and Communicator Standards
    Plan effective practices. • Select support staff that will provide maximum benefit to you and all of your athletes. • Hold individual player meetings when required. • Be available to parents and/or hold meetings with parents when required. • Utilize athletes’ parents for assistance in various activities. • Communicate any issues or concerns immediately with the BMHA board.

    Risk Management and Safety Standards
    • Review athletes’ equipment on a regular basis and advise parents accordingly.
    • Monitor rehabilitation of injured athletes and ensure medical clearance is received prior to returning
    from an injury.
    • Report any player abuse or harassment to BMHA per OMHA guidelines.
    • Review team safety emergency action plan with trainer.
    • Ensure that all ice and dressing room activities have adult supervision. Ensure that all tech devices
    with photography or video capabilities are not present at any time in dressing rooms.
    • Report any arena safety deficiencies to the BMHA.

    Vulnerable Sector Check 
    It is a requirement of the BMHA that all volunteers, holding a position of trust and authority with the possibility of contact with children, must be screened by means of a Vulnerable Sector Check. It is the responsibility of the coach to ensure he/she obtains a Vulnerable Sector Check for all coaching staff on his/her team as well as any volunteers that may assist.

    The blank record check form is accessible on line at https://belmontminorhockey.ca/Public/Documents/Coaching%20Forms/BMHA_Vulnerable_Sector_Check_Letter.pdf

    The Vulnerable Sector Check form is to be delivered to your local police service (i.e. OPP if living in Malahide or Central Elgin Township). If in an OPP governed area, you may do this online at https://www.opp.ca/index.php?id=147&lng=en . Once completed the coach is responsible to submit it in a sealed envelope to the BMHA registrar.

    A Vulnerable Sector Check is required every 3 years for all volunteers holding a position of trust and authority with the possibility of contact with children. If you have submitted a Vulnerable Sector Check to the BMHA in the last 2 years, you may complete an offense declaration instead. The offense declaration form can be found on the website https://belmontminorhockey.ca/Public/Documents/Coaching%20Forms/BMHA_Vulnerable_Sector_Check_Letter.pdf

    Every volunteer is obliged to inform the BMHA Executive if he or she is charged, tried, or convicted of any offence under the Criminal Code of Canada or other federal statute.

    The following criteria MAY result in a "fail" rating:
    Criminal Code convictions or charges pending for the following offences: 
    • Sexual Assault or child abuse offences
    • Indictable criminal offences of any kind.
    • Current prohibitions or probation orders forbidding the individual to have contact with children under
    the age of 16.
    Applicants may also be rejected as a result of other information gained during the screening process, or as a consequence of other factors. It is the BMHA executives who will review questionable PRC’s and decide on suitability. This decision can be appealed in writing to the general membership through the Grievance committee. The BMHA general membership’s decision is final. BMHA may also solicit additional applicants after the closing date to fill any vacant positions.

  2. Please read this document thoroughly and be familiar with the terms and conditions stated within.

    The successful candidate must agree with the terms and conditions of the position.

    Please complete the information sections below.

    The BMHA Coach Coordinator will then contact you to conduct an interview. Regardless of whether you have coached in the BMHA system before, you are expected to be vetted to ensure there are no concerns with your application, and that you are willing to abide by the constitution, bylaws, and manual of operations set forth by Hockey Canada, the OHF, the OMHA and the BMHA.

    PLEASE NOTE: All coaches and volunteers are mandated by BMHA to have a Vulnerable Sector Check completed every three years. In the case that an applicant has submitted a VSC within the last two years, an offense declaration form must be submitted.

    Coaching recommendations made by the Coach Coordinator (or Coach Selection Committee for EEMH coaching applications) are then evaluated by the BMHA board of directors, before any coaches will be confirmed and notified.
Applicant Information
Please provide information so that we can contact you if you are selected or if we have any further questions.
  1. Please provide your first and last name
  2. Please provide your mailing address
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  4. Example: yo[email protected]. Your submission will be sent to this address.
  5. Check All That Apply
Team Selection
Please indicate ALL Belmont Minor Hockey or East Elgin Minor Hockey teams that you would like to coach.

  1. If you are interested in coaching more than one team, please select each age group that applies.

  2. If you are interested in coaching more than one team, please select the second team or alternative team you'd like to apply to coach.
  3. Select one of the options from the list
Previous Coaching Experience
Previous coaching experience and references relevant to this application (start with the most recent).
  1. Enter number of years you have coached hockey (0-10). Enter 0 if you are a new coach and enter 10 if you have been coaching for more than 10 years.
  2. Head coach, Assistant coach, trainer, manager
  3. References should be individuals who you coached with on the team indicated above. If you have never coached before, please provide 3 references.
  4. Head coach, Assistant coach, trainer, manager
  5. References should be individuals who you coached with on the team indicated above. If you have never coached before, please provide 3 references.
  6. Head coach, Assistant coach, trainer, manager
  7. References should be individuals who you coached with on the team indicated above. If you have never coached before, please provide 3 references.
Reflecting On Personal Experiences
Please provide examples of two situations from previous coaching experiences that you have identified as challenging situations. Once you have identified these situations, please provide insight of how you handled the situation. Then provide additional insight as to what you learned from the situation and how you would handle a similar situation in the future.

    I, authorize the Belmont Minor Hockey Association to collect personal information appropriate to the Belmont Minor Hockey position applied for by verifying the character references I have listed.  I understand that the information obtained from the character references and Vulnerable Sector Check will be held in strict confidence.

    I, hereby certify that all the information provided in this Application to be true to the best of my knowledge.  If selected, I agree to abide by all the rules, regulations, and programs established by the OMHA and/or the Belmont Minor Hockey Association.  I understand that if my Application is selected, I will be required to obtain the proper OMHA Certification, to submit a successfully up-to-date (normally within the past three years, but for this year only a new one) Vulnerable Sector Check, and to attend the mandatory BMHA Coaches Meeting once teams have been selected.

Signature and Date
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