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Association Coaching Positions


Wayzata Public Schools is in search of a Wayzata High School Girls Hockey Varsity Head Coach for the upcoming 2016-17 season.  WHS Girls Hockey currently participates in the Lake Conference.  The Head Coach will work directly with the WHS Director of Athletics & Activities to effectively implement a successful hockey program working with Wayzata Youth Hockey, conditioning, training, and skill development of  players in the community.

We challenge our student athletes with high expectations of athletic performance and personal conduct and support our student athletes by modeling, teaching, and encouraging the skills and attributes that will help them succeed.  We strive to understand each team member as an athlete, student, and an individual while at the same time instilling a sense of responsibility as members of the team, the school, and the community.  Motivation is key and the successful Head Coach will inspire respect, discipline, effort, and teamwork that are the hallmarks of a great program.

Essential Requirement and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively within and outside the program while maintaining effective professional relationships with student-athletes, parents, managers, coaches, and staff
  • Working with the WHS Director of Athletics & Activities, select and manage Assistant Coach(es)
  • Schedule games and practice ice time working with the WHS athletic department and the Plymouth Ice Center
  • Conduct tryouts at the start of the MSHSL girls hockey season according to athletic department practices
  • Provide opportunities for student-athletes to participate in training during the MSHSL summer waiver period, fall and spring leagues and training.
  • Actively recruit and retain players who attend Wayzata Public Schools
  • Plan and conduct practices
  • Manage strategy and player ice time in each game
  • Hold regular staff meetings to review progress in all areas of team development
  • Ensure development and well-being of the student- athletes
  • Maintain team discipline and administer logical and transparent disciplinary action.
  • Operate the team in accordance with the policies, rules, and regulations of Wayzata Public Schools, MSHSL, and the Lake Conference.
  • Hold team members accountable for conducting themselves with sportsmanship, respect, and integrity in accordance with the ideals and goals set forth in the Wayzata High School Extracurricular Behavior Regulations.

Preferred qualifications include but not limited to:

  • Prior coaching experience at the college and/or high school level
  • Completed MSHSL Continuing Education requirements for head coach
  • Operate team in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Wayzata Public Schools, MSHSL, and Lake Conference
  • Ability to pass all required background checks
  • Excellent leadership, people and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Wayzata High School and the program’s history and tradition

Compensation – WEA extracurricular stipend

Interested candidate should e-mail a cover letter, resume and a brief coaching outlook/development philosophy to Jaime Sherwood – WHS Director of Athletics and Activities at jaime.sherwood@wayzata

Posted on 4/12/16 (List until 4/26/16)

Kennedy Hockey (KHBC) Peewee and Squirt Coach Openings

The Kennedy Hockey Booster Club (KHBC) is looking for Squirt and Peewee Level Coaches to serve the Bloomington Kennedy/Richfield Hockey (BKRH) Program. 

We are passionate about growing hockey in our community and recognize that coaches are critical to developing our players and our program.  We are looking for candidates that can serve as Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for multiple years in the program.   

Criteria:  BKRH believes hockey knowledge is expected to coach at this level.  BKRH is looking for coaches that meet the following criteria:

  • Philosophy and approach that fully embraces the USA Hockey ADM.
  • Teacher:  Squirts continues to be an important fundamental development age.  We are looking for coaches that have the ability and desire to teach core fundamental skating and stick skills.
  • Organized: Prepare practice plans that utilize the full ice and concepts of the USA ADM philosophy (e.g., small area games, multiple stations, high on-ice coach to player ratio)
  • Collaborative: Highly values of the ideas of others and shares responsibility for outcomes with other on-ice and off-ice leaders.
  • Good Communicators
    • Provide written feedback/reviews to players during the season
    • Comfortable communicating with other coaches and families
  • Passionate about developing our young athletes
  • Experience: We prefer prior hockey coaching and playing experience.
  • USA Hockey Certification: All coaches will have to be USA hockey certified by the start of the hockey season which includes enrollment in the CEP and completion of age appropriate modules. 

If you are interested in coaching at the Squirt or Peewee Level and believe you meet the criteria please contact Ajay Kasargod, Hockey Development Coordinator at KHBC.   Salary/stipend will depend on experience level.

Ajay Kasargod