MYH Coaches Selection Methodology
The Milton Youth Hockey Coaches Committee is dedicated to making the best decisions for what we believe is in the best interest of the players of Milton Youth Hockey. In the spring the Coaches Committee is tasked with choosing the most appropriate coach available for a given team. Each team has different requirements depending on their age, level, and ability. From a procedural standpoint, we wait until the end of the season to pick coaches for the following season so as to minimize interruptions with the current teams. We also try to hold tryouts near the end or after the season ends to minimize interruptions. The teams making it deep into their respective playoffs usually finish skating late March/early April. Below are the guidelines that we follow annually to select the MYH Head Coaches.
In the March time frame, we notify all MYH members and current coaches via email and the MYH website to submit a coach’s application to the Board if they have an interest in coaching for the following season.
Please complete the coaching application form on the Website under Register Online.
We ask each coach for their level preference - but we are not always able to accommodate depending on a number of factors. For example, if a returning coach decides that he would like to coach at the same level (Squirts for example) for a second year, and if that coach has a clean record and is in good standing with MYH for that year, then they will most likely be invited back to coach that team again. We are not in the habit of firing volunteer coaches.
Selection Guidelines and Criteria
MYH has no issues with Coaches wanting to coach their sons or daughters – just as long as coaches understand that they need to treat every player absolutely equal. Also, coaches will be placed in a coaching position only after their child has been placed on a team.
These guidelines are to help coaches and parents to understand the MYH coach’s selection process. If anyone has any questions regarding the MYH Coaches Committee or these guidelines, please email Bill Bennett at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your time and interest in MYH.
Milton Youth Hockey Coaches Committee