The AAHA is actively seeking a new Coach-In-Chief, to take over for Mike Lichtenberger after 13 years of service as the AAHA’s Coach-in-Chief. Mr. Lichtenberger is moving into a new role as AAHA Vice President of Protests, Suspensions and Appeals.
Candidates for the position of Atlantic District Coach-in-Chief shall submit their resume, references and other documents it wishes the selection committee to consider. The Committee will review all applications, narrow to the appropriate finalists, and must recommend three (3) candidates to USA Hockey’s Executive Director, who will make the final determination.
Please complete the online form and submit documents here. https://form.jotform.com/221004231675141
Applications are due by Friday, April 22, 2022
Here is the description of the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program and the requirements of the District CIC position.
The objective of the Coaching Education Program is to improve the caliber and quality of coaching in amateur hockey. Five levels of achievement and three online age-specific modules have been established to educate and train each coach, from the beginner to the highly skilled expert. The Coaching Education Program is committed to developing coaches who will be effective instructors and role models through a comprehensive education program at all levels of play. The program emphasizes fundamental skills, conceptual development, sportsmanship and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and off-ice officials.
District coaches-in-chief use trained coaching education personnel to conduct the first four progressive levels of instructional coaching clinics. The director of the coaching education program conducts the Level 5 clinic. All registered coaches are required to complete clinics in accordance with USA Hockey standards. USA Hockey has developed a full range of instructional materials for coaches to use on the ice, as well as in the classroom. The materials are also used by USA Hockey’s Player Development Program and the International Ice Hockey Federation.
There shall be one coach-in-chief for each registration district, plus one for Alaska. He/She shall be appointed by the Executive Director, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. Affiliate associations may submit recommendations (at least three).
He/She shall not be a member of a review board that has the authority to suspend a player, team, league official or spectator. He/She shall have the authority to appoint associate coaches in-chief with the approval of the Executive Director to support and carry out any of his/her duties as outlined below. The district coach-in-chief and any associate coach(es)-in-chief shall not hold any other position within his/her district outside of the coaching program without the knowledge and consent of the Executive Director. The district coach-in-chief and any associate coach(es)-in-chief shall not be a voting member in any USA Hockey Affiliate Board of Directors unless he/she had held both positions prior to June 7, 2014. His/Her duties shall be: