Coach Selection

The coaching director shall gather information about all interested candidates for all age groups and all levels. This gathering of information shall be done through the “coaching application form” submitted by any interested candidate.

The coaching director shall be also responsible for reviewing the coaching evaluations from the previous season with the selection committee (composed of at least three individuals from the Executive, none of whom should have conflicts of interest).  These evaluations and the application forms shall be reviewed and the coaches, for acclaimed positions, shall be assigned to teams.  However, prior to notification of the coaches the Executive must approve the selection.

In the event of two or more individuals seeking the head coach position for one team, the coaching director will first speak with each candidate. Some decisions may be made following this initial contact.  In other cases interviews before the selection committee may be required.  Selection criteria will be used to assess each candidate (see table below).  Following the interviews the selection committee will then make a recommendation to the Executive.  The Executive will then approve the final selection.

Coaches, with recommendations and suggestions from the Coaching director, are to pick their own assistants.

Important: criminal record forms must be completed by all bench staff .

All courses/qualifications required by bench staff (theory, technical, manager and basic first aid) will be eligible for reimbursement upon successful completion with a receipt.

Selection Criteria

Criteria Weight
Coaching Qualifications High
Experience in ringette High
Experience in ringette at the level requested Med
Experience in other sport with girls Med
Experience in other sport Low
Experience working with children Low
Parents/players evaluations High
Women High
Coaching plan Med
Communications skills Med
Number of years with the same group Negative High