Becoming aCoach

Volunteer as a Head or Assistant Coach

Like most sport organizations, the Nova Scotia Minor Ball Hockey League depends on volunteer leaders to lend their time to coach our players. It is a huge opportunity to give back to your community and even more than that, coaching your child's team can create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

We are looking for parents and older siblings to step up and help make our league great. Ideally our volunteer coaches should have some knowledge of hockey but you certainly do not need to be an expert. Being organized and dependable, very enthusiastic and having a desire to help the kids have fun are key.

We encourage three coaches per team  to provide support to our players. Usually this will be a Head Coach and 2 Assistants. Three coaches will also allow a coach to miss a game comfortably if need be. We appreciate that other family and work commitments do occur. Being able to make the majority of games is of course ideal.

There will be a two-hour coach training session either in person or by Zoom where we will share coaching theory, set the expectation for the league, teach the rules of play and give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. Over the past four years we have found our more experienced coaches to be a great resource. They have been quick to help the new coaches and we will continue to encourage this interaction. We ask our coaches to take responsibility to ensure both teams and all players have fun.

If you are keen to coach know that we will partner with you to ensure you have a great experience. Your leadership will be greatly appreciated, and we guarantee, you will have fun! Please let us know by indicating your interest on your player registration or by sending an email to .