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.

U6-U18 recreational
We welcome applications from anyone with a passion to coach young hockey players at the recreational level. If you have coached with TBirds in the 2019/20 season, you do not need to submit an application.

Applications for rep team Head and Assistant Coaches for our 2020/21 season will be accepted until all positions are filled.

We currently have openings for the following rep teams.

Atom A2 (volunteer Asst Coach)
Atom A3 (volunteer Asst Coach)
Atom A4 (volunteer Asst Coach)

Peewee A4 (Paid Head and volunteer Asst Coach)

Bantam A1 (Asst Coach)
Bantam A2 (Asst Coach)

Midget A2 (Asst Coaches)

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.

    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. We implemented a new Coach Support program in 2018/19 and are excited to expand what has been started We want to work with each coach to identify their future coaching goals and find opportunities to help you achieve them.