Coach Selection Criteria

Coach Selection Criteria

Anyone who is interested in coaching for the Thunderbirds Hockey Club can apply for a position

by completing the Head Coach application found on the Thunderbirds Hockey Club website. In

an effort to provide a quality hockey program the Thunderbirds Hockey Club Board will select

coaches it feels best meet the objectives of the program offered, governing bodies and the

game itself. Coaches are selected on the basis of the following criteria:

• Interpersonal skills

• Effective communication skills

• Problem solving skills

• Ability to teach, relate and work positively with the players

• Personality and attitude

• Coaching and playing experience

• Certification

• Past performance

• Hockey knowledge

• Proven leadership

Defining Characteristics and Ability

Winning at all costs should not be the motivation of coaches. Coaches need to put their efforts

towards getting the players to play the game correctly, competitively and to the best of their

ability. Competitiveness is an important part of sports, but it is not the only part.

A coach will combine teaching fundamental skills with teaching life lessons at the same. A

coach must encourage, support and challenge the players and the team. A coach must have

strong self-discipline and be able to instill discipline into team members.

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