Coaching Application (Belleville Bearcats Hockey)

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Coaching applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 season for First Entry and Second Entry teams.

Deadline for all teams U9 (Novice) to U18 (Midget) is Friday January 31st, 2020. Interviews will begin the beginning of February 


HP1 Certificates required to coach U15 AA (Bantam AA) & U19 AA (Midget AA)

High Performance 1 Coaching Seminars hosted by the OHF are open to OWHA members

To fall in line with the Hockey Canada High Performance 1 policy, the OHF will host 3 Coaching Seminars. The High Performance 1 Coaching Program is an enriched development experience for coaches, which features in-class sessions, a written assignment and a field evaluation. The in-class seminar will provide an exceptional opportunity for coaches to learn and will feature outstanding presenters with vast experience within high performance coaching environments. Following the in-class portion, coaches will further their development by completing, and receiving feedback on, a written assignment with support from a mentor. Participants will then be provided with an incredible opportunity for growth as a Hockey Canada trained evaluator will observe a practice and game and conduct interviews on the ice sessions and the coach’s overall program.

Throughout the process, coaches will be provided information and tasks, which will challenge them with the ultimate goal of furthering key skills including critical thinking, problem solving, interacting, valuing and leadership.

For more information on the High Performance Coaching Program, including who requires the certification, clinic dates / locations, cost, program content as well as the application criteria, requirements and process, please visit .

BDGMHA applies great importance to the position of coach and its role within the organization. In most cases it is the coach’s influence, style, knowledge and ability that will help determine the success of the team both on and off the ice. BDGMHA strives to ensure that their members receive the best coaching possible. We will review all coaching applications as part of the interview and selection process. 

An interview committee will be established and their recommendations will play a key part of the selection process. The BDGMHA  is the final authority for accepting coaches for all teams and programs. Successful applicants must provide a current Police Check.

Download a coaching application

 (Volunteer Letters & declarations are available on our website)

Submit coaching application packages in person to the BDGMHA office located at:

Quinte Sports & Wellness Center
265 Cannifton Rd, Belleville 2nd flr
Attn: VP of Rep Teams

or mail to: BDGMHA Box 23121 Belleville, Ont K8P 5J3

 or email to the VP of Rep Teams  [email protected]

 Interviews TBA

Selections time line TBA


Note: applicants will receive acknowledgement by email to confirm receipt of application. If acknowledgement is not received within 7 days from date sent, please contact BDGMHA asap to ensure your application was received.

Not all applicants that apply will be granted an interview.The Selection Committee will contact only those candidates that qualify for an interview. 

*Should the Selection Committee report to the BDGMHA executive that they could not recommend a suitable candidate for a team after the interview/selection process, the Board reserves the right to repost the position. Applicants should not assume that they will be acclaimed into a coaching position.  
Unfortunately, as in hockey and life, not everyone can "win" the coaching position they want and not every parent will be happy with the selection. We hope that we can agree the process was handled fairly and that we will all support the coaches who were selected. 

Constitutional Items regarding Coaches Selection
Coaching Selection and Development 

A) The B.D.G.M.H.A. shall establish a coach’s selection committee consisting of:
  i) A three to five member panel of Executive members and /or appointees.
ii) Members that are not in violation of conflict of interests. 
B) The committee is responsible for interviewing the coaching candidates and selecting a suitable
candidate based on criteria to be determined by the Executive.
C) After the coaching selection committee has made its selection it will be presented to the
Executive for approval by a majority.
i) The coaching selection process should be initiated in March with all selections of
first level coaches confirmed by the first of May when possible.
E) All coaches and their coaching staff must submit a current police check to the Executive prior
to September 30th.

i) All police checks will be reviewed and approved by the Executive prior to the
finalization of the coaching position. 
F) All successful coaching candidates must present to the Executive, for their approval, a list of
potential coaching staff and managers prior to the completion of tryouts.
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