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2018-2019 Coach Selection Process

As we look forward to an exciting new season of hockey this fall, the VYHA Board of Directors and Player Coach Committee will begin to accept applications for coaching positions immediately. If you are interested in coaching in the Valley Youth Hockey Association next season please complete the attached VHYA Application to Coach. The completed application can be scanned and e-mailed to VYHA Player Coach Committee Chair Paul Haskins no later than March 16, 2018.

It is the intention of the Coaches Committee to use responses to this application to fill necessary coaching roles in both the house and travel programs, the roles include:

Travel Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches – The positions will be selected for each level of travel hockey (Squirts to Midgets). Head Coaches are, by definition, committing to full participation in CHL travel hockey, if available at a particular age level. Head travel coaches will also serve as Age Level Coordinators for VYHA’s house league program appropriate for their players. The Player Coach Committee desires to have these coaches appointed by March 17, 2018.

House League Coaches – Age Level Coordinators will consult with the Player Coach Committee to select House League Coaches at each level of our House League. These coaches – drawn from this applicant pool - will be selected prior to the start of the House League season based on enrollment in various House League programs.

Learn to Play Coaches – Learn to Play coaches will be asked to complete their coach applications later this summer.

Please note the background check requirements for each of these positions detailed on the application form. The governing body of USA Hockey in our area is the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA). PVAHA handles the background check process for VYHA. Background checks are good for two years. You may check the PVAHA website to insure your background check is current. If it is not current, you will need to submit your information for the background check.

As you apply for a coaching position, please consider the commitment you are making to the program and to our players. Valley Youth Hockey Association expects our coaches to provide a committed, cooperative, and positive learning environment for our players. Coaches have a unique opportunity to help shape the lives of our young people in a positive fashion.

The Player Coach Committee looks forward to VYHA members growing in the game of hockey. Please email your completed application to Paul Haskins at hockey@vyhroanoke.com by March 16, 2018. We thank you for your interest in Valley Youth Hockey Association and in its participants.

Please find the Coach application here.


VYHA Coaches Committee

Paul Haskins, Chair Denny Barbour Steve Esworthy Jeff Henchel Jason Pollard (ex oficio)