Field Hockey Canada > Call for Assistant Coaches for the National Indoor Program

Positions: Assistant Indoor National Coach: Men’s /Women’s National Team


Status: Part-time Contract Position (2)


Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Application Deadline: August 1st, 2013


Date: August 15th 2013 – April 30, 2014


Contract Fee: Honorarium



Field Hockey Canada (FHC) is the national governing body for the development

and growth of Field Hockey in Canada. Among its responsibilities, the association

selects and prepares Canada’s teams for participation in international competitions

including Continental Championships, World Championships, and major multi-sport



We are looking for committed, driven individuals to add to our team of professional international coaches. If you have a passion for the sport, have good knowledge of the indoor game and would like to gain unparalleled international experience, this position is for you.


The Senior Men’s/Women’s Assistant Indoor National Coach will be responsible for assisting and supporting the National Indoor Team programs and accountable to the National Indoor Senior Coach. The successful candidate must have a proven ability and a track record in the technical application of a high performance training and competition program.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and Collaborate with the National Indoor Coach in the preparation of the National Team
  • Develop and conduct technical and tactical practice plans
  • Devise plans to monitor team training logs and track player progress.
  • Collaborate with the National Indoor Coach in the preparation of player feedback, distributing selection criteria and team selection for tours
  • Conduct team runs, practice warm up/cool down sessions
  • Videotaping of team sessions/matches and the preparation video analysis feedback for head coach and athletes (Some game analysis training will be provided)
  • Collaborate with the National Indoor Coach on team support requirements, including tour organization and preparation, injury status of athletes, sports medicine, and training and fitness support
  • Provision of administrative support, including support for athletes, facility bookings and management, communication with athletes, general management for competitive trips, oversight and support of athlete training reports, and other duties as required.



Qualifications & Experience:

  • Must have a recognized certification from a Coaching or National Association comparable to Canadian competition trained/certified, instructional trained/certified (NCCP Level 2 Certified), or be certified as a FIH High Performance Coach
  • Previous experience coaching provincial/national teams
  • Excellent understanding of the sport of Field Hockey in Canada, and the current

International environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form in English is essential, and in French is an asset


Skills & Attributes:

  • Passionate about the sport of Field Hockey
  • A relationship builder with a demonstrated ability to work with athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff
  • An excellent facilitator with a strong consultative leadership style
  • Exemplary leadership skills
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Excellent communication and administration skills.


Applications for the Position

FHC hires on the basis of merit. It is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent

residents will be given priority.


Applications for the position must be received no later than 5pm (EST) Thursday, August 1, 2013. This application deadline may be extended at the discretion of the Association.


We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview.


Please forward your resume and three references to:


Louis Mendonca: