Field Hockey Canada is seeking a number of volunteer National Coaches for the Women’s World Cup Masters Teams for the Indoor and Outdoor competitions in the following possible Age Group Categories: 35-39, 40-44,45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. Final number of coaching positions is contingent upon the number of teams warranted.
Field Hockey Canada (FHC) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, growth and promotion of field hockey in Canada. Among its responsibilities and in collaboration with the Canadian World Cup Masters Committee and Age Group Coordinators, FHC helps select, prepare and promote Canada’s teams towards the goal of delivering sustained podium performances in Masters World Cup competitions.
Field Hockey Canada’s Masters program is self-funded by athletes selected for World Cup teams. The coaches’ cost of international airfare and accommodation at the event will be covered from player contributions. The successful applicants will be expected to select, develop and coach teams in the lead up to the Women’s 2022 World Cups:
The coaching positions will begin in the second half of 2021 (conditional upon the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted). Coaching Responsibilities for both Outdoor and Indoor World Cup include:
- Oversight of a systematic, progressive training program for athletes (including mindset / tactical awareness, skill development and fitness assessment metrics) in conjunction with Adam Janssen, High Performance Director, other Masters Coaches, and the World Cup Age Group Coordinators;
- Coaching at one of the World Cup Tournaments;
- Team building, selection, preparation and attendance at scheduled training camp, practices, events and tournaments.
(Outdoor Coaches) Dates for these need to be finalized but expectations include some or all of the following: training camps August 2021, October 2021, March 2022, August 2022, Masters Tournament in Victoria April 2022; Vancouver International Tournament, May 2022. One coach may be asked to travel to Toronto for a training event.
(Indoor Coaches) Dates for these need to be finalized but expectations include some or all of the following: University of Victoria Indoor Tournament, January 2022, BC Senior Indoor Tournament early February, 2022 and Final Indoor Tournament early February, 2022.
Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidates will have experience in high performance coaching, and possess strong consultative, facilitation and decision-making skills. The ideal candidate attributes and qualifications include:
- Appropriate coach education and certification – NCCP Competition Development in Training (working towards the NCCP Competition Development certification; For more information see: http://www.fieldhockey.ca/coaching/coaching-resources/);
- Strong leadership abilities and experience working with older athletes;
- Knowledge of Long Term Athlete Development – SAFE Sport Modules (Making Ethical Decisions, Making Headway, & CAC Safesport);
- Demonstrated critical thinking related to fitness program planning and evaluation – work with FHC Integrative Service Team Lead to create an age-appropriate program;
- A strong understanding of high-performance sport;
- Other combinations of training and experience may also be considered.
Terms and Conditions
Although this position is a volunteer role, the coach’s travel to the World Cup and accommodation will be paid by the team. Additionally, coaches will be paid an honorarium for all practices, events and tournaments attended. The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal reference check and complete safe sport training.
If you believe you posses the appropriate experience and skill set, please submit your resume and covering letter to Jenn Beagan, True Sport Manager, Field Hockey Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is June 30th 2021.
Please include your name and title of the role in the email subject line. Field Hockey Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.