Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association(HYHA) is seeking individuals interested in interviewing for the position of Hockey Director; this position is currently vacant.
HYHA is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. HYHA is a USA Hockey club in the USA Hockey Southeastern District, under the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, the Affiliate that is the governing body of all amateur hockey within Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. HYHA participates in competitions organized under the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League. HYHA is looking for an experienced, determined individual who can help our hockey programs reach the next level including a focus on increased participation by girls/women and other underserved members of our community. We are committed to building outstanding youth hockey programs for players of all ages. The Hockey Director will be responsible for the direction, administration, management, supervision and marketing of all ice hockey programming needs.
Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Act as liaison between teams and Board of Directors(BOD)
• Monthly report to BOD
• ADM training schedules for coaches (Weekly/Monthly)
• Oversees recruitment and training of coaches
• Quarterly/Semi-Annual coaches clinic with his/her expectations and tips
• Assisting each head coach on ice, at least once a month with players progression
• All outside training and equipment filtered through the Hockey Director position
• Tournament/Showcase input and/or tournament guidance on placement of teams
• Final approval of rosters with coach's input
• Placement/declaration of teams in leagues (CBHL and/or EJEPL) and level (AA, UA, LA, B or Diamond, Futures, Gold, Silver, Bronze)
• Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner
• Direct, manage, implement, and develop ongoing policies and procedures for all hockey related programming, working in conjunction with the BOD, with an emphasis on risk management and safety of all players, coaches, and members
• Work with outside teams and clubs in placement of players into the Juniors and Collegiate levels
Minimum 5 years in ice related sports and activities.
Experience teaching hockey to children, including extensive knowledge of hockey fundamentals and development tactics.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Coaching/team management background.
Demonstrated creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Detail oriented, well organized, and able to work independently on assigned tasks.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, as well as rink and hockey operations/database software, with the ability to quickly learn new software systems.
Strong ability to adapt to changes, work effectively under pressure and produce accurate results in a fast-paced environment.
Able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
Physically able to skate for 60 minutes continuously multiple times a day, multiple hours in a row and able to work and train in cold on-ice conditions.
Able to stand for sustained periods of time.
The Hockey Director will serve at the direction of the BOD but is not an officer. The Hockey Director may be invited to participate in Board meetings and discussion but shall not have any vote in any Board decision.
The Hockey Director cannot be a rostered Head Coach or Assistant Coach; however, in extenuating circumstances can fill an open coaching position with a 2/3 majority vote of the Board.
Compensation commensurate based on experience.
Interested individuals please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to accept resumes is February 18, 2023, no exceptions.
The future of the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association (HYHA) is in jeopardy and needs your help. Our youth are at risk of missing out on this opportunity to grow, develop, and play the game they love because of unfortunate events.
HYHA is asking for your help to enable the organization can carry on and persevere to celebrate our 25th hockey season as the Hagerstown Bulldogs. Thank you in advance for contributing to SAVE our Organization; this means so much to the youth of HYHA. HYHA is a registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit [EIN:52-2064467] Donations made to HYHA are tax deductible.
Just wanted to share what my son told me today. He played as the Firebirds goalie during our game Saturday morning. I asked him how he enjoyed the tournament. He said that the Hagerstown team was really nice. I asked him why and he said that your players always said something positive to him after he made a play.
I always try to remind him that the players on the other team are kids just like him, trying to learn, have fun and get better. Thank your coaches for the sportsmanship and positive comments displayed by your kids.
Lancaster Firebird Parent 12U B
Exton Tournament 2020
Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association (HYHA) is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 52-2064467) promoting youth hockey in Washington County, MD and the surrounding areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Your donations are most welcome!