Coaches Application (East Lambton Minor Hockey)

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East Lambton Minor Hockey Association



 FOR THE 2024/2025 SEASON







Oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the day to day operation of the assigned Hockey Team ensuring that the objectives of the Association as stated in the Policies and Procedures Manual and Constitution of East Lambton Minor Hockey Association (ELMHA) and the Manual of Operations of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) are met.  Be a spokesperson for the team and represent the team at all meetings and functions.


This position requires a Level of Certification as stated in the OMHA Manual of Operations.  The position will report to the Coaches Committee.  Performance will be reviewed at the end of each season.


Interested applicants will be required to apply by May 10 by completing a Coaching Application Form.


All applicants will review and comply with the requirements of the ELMHAs Policies and Procedures Manual and OMHA Manual of Operations.  Special attention should be given to the Harassment and Abuse Policy in the OMHA Manual of Operations.


This position will require unsupervised and possible physical contact with the athletes and may require the transportation of athletes.  Eligible applicants will be required to pass a Police Record Check.


A minimum of 10 hours per week of time can be expected to fulfill the obligations of this position.  In addition to the regular season, Teams may represent the Association in sanctioned Tournaments.











East Lambton Minor Hockey Association (ELMHA) accepts its significant responsibilities with respect to its vulnerable clients.


ELMHA owes a duty of care to its clients, to staff, and to the community.  Acceptance of this duty will be reflected in all organization programs, services, and activities, as well as in its policies and procedures.


ELMHA recognizes that some of the positions in the organization are of significant trust.  People applying for and undertaking positions of trust will be subject to more intensive initial and ongoing screening and supervision than individuals in placements, which are not positions of trust.


This organization will not discriminate against any person on the basis of these grounds (age, race, sex, marital status, etc.) unless there is a bona fide reason related essentially and explicitly to the position being applied for, and will do so with due consideration for the need to accommodate applicants where possible.


For certain positions in this organization, a Police Record Check will be required as one element of the screening process.


Individuals with Criminal Code convictions, for which they have not been pardoned, or charges pending for certain offences will not be accepted for a direct service position with vulnerable clients.  These offences include, but are not limited to the following:

1        Physical or sexual assault

2        Current prohibitions or probation orders forbidding the individual to have contact with children under the age of 14

3        Criminal offenses for child abuse

4        Outstanding convictions or charges for any offence of violence, whether or not it involved weapons

5        Outstanding convictions or charges pending for any offence involving weapons

6        Outstanding convictions or charges pending for criminal driving offences.

7        Applicants may be rejected as a result of other information gained during the police records check process or through the screening process as a whole, or as a consequence of other factors.  The applicant has the right to know why he or she is being refused, and may appeal to the Board of Directors in writing

It should be noted that every staff member or volunteer once accepted, is obliged to inform the Coaches Committee if he or she is charged or convicted of any offence under the Criminal code or under other provincial or federal statutes.