Find a coach who is passionate but also a genuinely good person. He is going to spend a lot of time with your kid so that should be pretty important.
They are out there. Lots of good hockey guys in this area. If you're not happy where you are right now, start networking to find out some names, and hit the phones in January to get to know the coaches for the teams you are considering for next year.
Question, specifically for E9 and Fed Mite and Squirt coaches. Are these paid positions? or are these guys simply volunteers?
Over 195,000 children in Massachusetts live in poverty, and you're worried about finding a "good" coach for your bender?
New to youth club hockey have a 09 that I hope will join the ranks in the next few years
my two cents you'd think with all the recent addition of programs to choose from the well would run dry for good coaches. I'd assume there are only so many coaches who have kids in a certain age brackets and there would be a scamble to grab them up or keep them from leaving.
-What happens if a coaches kid is not developing as quickly as others
-Does winning matter as far as organization is concerned
-Do all kids play tuition or do the better kids play free
Very informative thank you
Why should assistants get compensated. Half of them can't even open the door on time.
My kids coaches really seemed focused on their own kids more than anything. It is very frustrating.
I find the term daddy coach to be hilarious. You think Claude Julian is going to come down and coach in the BHL for 3k a year?
No, but it might actually be a good spot for Peter Chiarelli though.
I would think a handful of post college aged kids trying to break into coaching would jump at the chance at the higher youth levels. Build a little resume and move up the ladder similar to what assistant h.s. coaches are doing.
Someone would have to financially well of to take a job that requires hundreds of hours a year for 3k to coach youth hockey if there kid was not involved. Sure there may be some who do it or supplement their incomes other ways but let's be realistic. Vast majority of all coaches are "daddy coaches" and many of them do a great job.