Selection Protocol

1) Has the applicant been a TW coach in the past?

If "yes", what were the applicant’s parent feedback scores like.

2) Was the applicant a coach on the applying team the previous year?

ex: if coach was an assistant on Team X the previous year and is applying to be head coach this year.

If "yes", what were the applicant’s parent feedback scores like.

3) Outside of coaching or managing, does the applicant volunteer within the TW organization?

Evaluations, Conditioning Camp, Board

4) Were there any issues with the applicant during the previous season(s)?

5) Is the applicant certified or will obtain required certification (Safety/Body Checking)?

Did candidate attend all clinics where attendance was requested by TWHA in previous year.

6) Has the applicant had a police check?

7) Applicant's hockey background

Has the applicant played hockey as a child/adult?

Level of applicant's playing experience

8) Other sports experience outside of hockey?

Level of applicant's experience

9) Applicant's occupation

ex: Sports based occupation

10) Lock and Pick - applicable divisions

All Midget divisions

All Bantam divisions

All PeeWee divisions

Atom 1

Atom 2

Atom 3

If more than one person is applying to head coach and candidates have equal qualifications, priority is given to the "Lock" parent.

If there is no approved Head Coach applicant with a player in the “Lock” position, a Head Coach may be selected from the “Pick” group of players.

11) There will be no downward player movement for coaching considerations.

12) No candidate will be the Head Coach of more than one team unless requested by TWHA due to a lack of qualified candidates.

13) Assistant coaches: Trails West will provide a list of recommended applicants and will approve the final selection.

14) Where qualified Non-Parent Coaches are available, TWHA may at their discretion select Non-Parent Coaches for any team. To prepare players for the transition to Elite Hockey, the Coach Selection Committee will actively seek Non-Parent Coaches for the Peewee AA, Bantam 1 and Midget 1 teams. Non-Parent Coaches may be given priority over parent coaches in the selection process.