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Head Coach – Women’s Hockey

University of Ottawa

Posted 2 months ago



Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job Type

Job Description

Coaching (60%). In coaching the team, be responsible for creating an environment which is consistent with the values of the University of Ottawa and will foster the development of the student-athletes in the program toward conference and U SPORTS success and recognition. Primarily these duties are:

  • Plan, prepare, implement and evaluate the annual competitive objectives, training cycles schedule of practice sessions and competitions events within the context of a fully developed yearly training plan.
  • Select, direct, supervise, and evaluate the assistant coach and support staff.
  • Lead annual schedule of required team meetings for all ancillary sport program services, academic monitoring and player evaluations.
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate a recruitment strategy to respond to the needs of the eligibility cycle and to maximize performance.
  • In coordination with the head athletic therapist, be responsible for the supervision of all student-athletes and student therapy staff.
  • Develop, with the assistance of the technical coaching staff, tools to realize the achievement of the program objectives to include annual training and practice plans, game wining style of play and supporting tactical systems, game analysis and performance metrics tools

Program Management (30%). The CPM is responsible for year-round leadership and operational implementation for the long-term stability, development and success of the U SPORTS program.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the program’s long-term sport development and strategic plan on the basis of a Sport Gap analysis.
  • Complete a yearly evaluation of the team’s training plan, performance and operational plan.
  • Attend all sport-specific conference (OUA and QRSEQ) and national (U SPORTS) league meetings and conference voting protocols.
  • Prepare an annual program budget submission. Monitor the approved budget to ensure a balanced program operating budget at fiscal year-end.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Director Programs to complete the program’s annual competitive schedule, establish the program’s annual calendar of events, and confirm the allotted facility requirements for training, competition and special events.

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Qualifications Required

  • University degree
  • 3-5 years’ previous full time coaching experience.
  • Strong technical knowledge and background of the sport acquired through practical experience and coaching at a highly competitive level.
  • NCCP Trained Competition development, Level III NCCP certification or equivalent or be in a position to acquire this certification through the NCCP evaluation challenge process.
  • Experience organizing and managing all program components with positive results.
  • Experience in using computer systems and software pertinent to the program management and sport analysis
  • English essential with bilingualism (spoken and written) in English and French would be an asset.

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