Minor Hockey Coach Applications Deadline May 15

By May 9, 2013Sports News

From AMHA. The Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) requires the commitment and dedication of coaches to work with our players and teams.

May 15th is fast approaching as a deadline for our association to collect applications from those who desire to be in a position of Head Coach of a team for the 2013-2014 season. By June 15, coaching assignments will be announced. This will be a new approach for our association, but it was found that organization of teams became compromised when coaches were only announced once players were assigned to a team.

The Coach selection committee will have to do its best this upcoming season to make some early assessments and predictions of where a player may be placed so that a parent coach could be assigned a team. For example, if “John Doe” was applying to be a Pee Wee Rep coach and the coach selection committee felt that past history predicted that his son would probably make the Pee Wee A2 team, this parent would temporarily be assigned the Pee Wee A2 team.

If, it was found over the course of the Rep tryouts that player was assigned to the Pee Wee A3 team, that coach would be moved down to that team. Now there could be potentially two coaches assigned to the A3 team, and the higher ranked coach (through our interview process) would be assigned that team.

Rep Coaches – please complete the attached Rep Coach application form


House Coach – please complete the attached House Coach application form. It is important for House coach applicants to understand that if their child is trying out for Rep, that this will not impact his/her opportunity to make a Rep team “because you have offered to coach House”. It is a good idea to apply to coach House if you think your child is “bubble” on making Rep – this way you may be guaranteed a House team if your child ends up playing house. Please indicate if your child might be trying out for Rep.


** Management of your application forms are easiest when scanned and e-mailed to dponakamha@gmail.com

*** If scanning and attaching is not possible, please drop of at my home – 35332 Firdale Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

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