Returning Coach Application Form

This application is for any coach that has coached with the Thunderbirds in the 2017-18 season and wishes to be considered to return in the upcoming 2018-19 season. We thank you for the time and commitment you have already shown to our Thunderbirds players and we hope we can continue having you as part of the family of coaches.

Please complete the following questions below. Once submitted it will be reviewed by the Coach Selection Task Group and you will be contacted before the end of June.  If you know of any other interested coaches who did not coach this past season, please send them to this page where they can fill out an application.

    Please confirm your consent for all information provided to be shared with the Vancouver Thunderbirds Coaching Selection Committee and staffPlease confirm that we may contact the references you have provided to discuss their observations of your coaching abilitiesPlease confirm your willingness to complete a Criminal Record Check for our organization prior to being selected for any coaching assignment

    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.