New to TBirds Coach Application Form
Thank you for your interest in joining the Vancouver Thunderbirds coaching staff. We welcome applications from coaches at all levels of their career as we strive to work with each of our coaches to continually develop and become amazing leaders for our players.
Please complete the following application in full. Once submitted it will be considered by our Coach Selection Task Group to determine if there is a good fit for you with the TBirds for the 2018-19 season. If you have coached with the Thunderbirds in the 2017-18 season, please click here.
About Coaching with the Thunderbirds
Our players welfare is at the center of our every decision as an organization, and we ask that all coaches follow a "player first" approach. We do not place winning as the most important element of the game, but rather the overall skill development of all of our players. We desire to have every player feel valued throughout the season, and we know that the team staff, led by the coaches, play the most pivotal role in accomplishing this.
It is our ultimate goal that every player that dons a Thunderbirds jersey believes hockey should, and can be, a positive part of their life so they will want to play not only throughout minor hockey, but throughout their adult life. This can only be accomplished by having minor hockey coaches that create a positive environment and allow players the opportunity to be challenged. If you are someone who can help us achieve this goal, we want to hear from you!
Within all levels of the association, we strive to provide opportunities for professional development. This starts with providing information and supporting our coaches financially for the clinics they may need to obtain, but it continues beyond the basics. With a new Coach Support program being implemented, we want to work with each coach to identify their future coaching goals and find opportunities to help you achieve them. This may involve coach mentorship, identifying skill providers to provide opportunities to gain knowledge in areas a coach may not be excel in, and/or monthly coach seminars with guest speakers covering an array of topics.