Coaching Expectations

Our program aims to provide a positive environment for female hockey players to develop as athletes and people.

We ask that your coaching philosophy align with development, teamwork and fun.

Coaching Certification Requirements :

You must have all required coaching certifications including Hockey Canada’s Speak Out/ Respect in Sport for Leaders program (mandatory for all coaches, this is different than the one for parents) and the Hockey Canada Safety program (one per team required) by December 15th. All fees are reimbursed by CFHA.


For U7 & U9 the certification required is: Hockey University- Online Coach ½ for Coach Level 1


For U11, U13, U15, U18 (Head Coach and Assistant Coaches) the coach certictation required is - Hockey University-Online Coach 1/2 and Coach level 2



You can click the following link for scheduled clinics: Hockey New Brunswick - Clinic Schedule (



A Criminal record check is also required for all new coaches and once every 3 years thereafter. These are due to me by December 15th.

Want coaches who:

  • Are good people who will provide a positive environment

  • Have previous experience coaching hockey, preferably female hockey

  • Have the required certification or higher or are committed to obtaining the certification by the required deadline

  • Are committed to the team and the development of the athlete and the team

  • Respect the game, the opponents, and the officials

We will strive to grow the female coaching community by:

  • Providing female coaches who have the equivalent experience and certification as a male counterpart priority in coaching selection, also taking into consideration proper fit.

  • Providing young or inexperienced female coaches with the opportunity to be ‘paired up’ where possible with another female coach

  • Providing young or inexperienced female coaches with the opportunity to coach with minimum travel (U7 and U9)

  • Providing all female coaching certification clinics (where possible)

  • Providing female coaching mentorship opportunities (where possible)

We will support coaches by:

  • Providing financial support for all required certification

  • Considering financial support for additional certification opportunities

  • Providing coaching resources (pucks, pylons, boards, development tools, etc.)

  • Providing opportunities for mentoring when requested

If you or someone you know is interested in supporting our organization this season, please fill out the simple form your earliest convenience. As you know, coaches and volunteers are imperative to our operation, and we cannot exist without our amazing coaches. We anticipate continued growth this season, and with that comes the need for coaches.


Deadline for competitive coach applications is August 21, 2023 and all other applications must be received by September 1, 2023. If you have questions, contact Laura Barr, Director of Coaching via email: