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hockey coaching jobs

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Athletic, Driven, Confident, Encouraging

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Qualifications aren't required, but relevant experience playing field, ice, or even street hockey can help you nail down your ultimate summer job. Let us know in your application!

All you really need is a positive attitude and a level of experience to be able to teach children at camp.

why should I coach hockey at camp?

There's no other country on earth as hockey-mad as Canada. Of course, it's hard to find ice in the summer, so most hockey at camp is played on a court - with or without roller skates. Some camps have field hockey equipment as well, so if you've got hockey experience, you'll be well in demand this summer at camp.

If you have experience with any kind of hockey, you’ll be able to share your knowledge with campers and make a real difference not just to their summer, but for their whole lives.

what does a hockey coach do at summer camp?

In a hockey-crazed country, this is sure to be one of the most popular activities at camp. You’ll likely be spending 5 or 6 periods a day running coaching sessions.

Being a hockey coach is a varied job - in the morning, you could be coaching the basics to younger campers, and by the afternoon you’re organising a whole camp hockey tournament. You’ll also have time to work on your own field or roller hockey skills, becoming an even better player yourself.

hockey coach faq's

What if I don't have any qualifications?

Short answer - it might not be a problem. For most activities, you won't need any particular qualifications to teach your activity at camp. For others, we may be able to provide training before camp starts - you'll still need a decent amount of experience in your activity, but we'll make sure you're ready before the campers start arriving. The best thing to do is apply for the role you want, and if it doesn't work out, you may be able to lock down a similar role. Whatever you end up doing, you'll still be fully trained for camp!

Why should I be an activity specialist instead of a general counsellor?

Most importantly, being an activity specialist gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in an area that you are passionate about, getting experience that’s not available anywhere else. Whilst you’ll be teaching your activity 5 or 6 periods a day, you’ll generally have more time off, with many specialists staying overnight with other specialists rather than campers. You’ll also get to know the whole camp, spending your days seeing different groups of campers into the activity and seeing them grow both in the skill and as people.

How many children should I expect to teach?

Campers come down to sessions in divisions (age groups). These can vary in skill level, but usually are made up of 10-30 campers. You’ll then be paired with an individual camper or a group, and don’t worry - you’ll be supported by your fellow specialists and counsellors.

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