The role of the Female Coordinator (FC) is to work in collaboration with the VP of Female Hockey to promote, facilitate and coordinate female hockey within our association. The FC acts as a liaison for its female members, the association and community hockey partners. Any issues or concerns that arise in female hockey the FC would address. The FC also works towards creating opportunities for female players to play hockey at the level they are capable of playing within the association in partnership with our local sister hockey associations.
Specific duties throughout the year:
This job begins in the summer to ensure parents register their child for the upcoming season. We then look at registration numbers and determine at what levels will be able to ice a team. If there are enough players to ice two teams in a certain division, we will schedule tryouts and work with the AMHA. Tech team on picking teams. We then ensure each team has a coach and manager and team staff in place. We will them meet with other associations to determine what our leagues will look like, how many teams, start dates, etc.
During the year we are involved in activities to promote female hockey. These can range from Bring A Friend to hockey day to planning Minor Hockey - STFX Women hockey game nights. We also enter a female hockey float in the local Antigonish Highland Games parade.
Picking teams and setting up leagues happen in late August and through September. Any other events to promote female hockey happen at random intervals through out the year.
We determine the number of players registered, what teams we will host, what leagues will be formed all takes place in late summer, early fall. Promoting the female game usually takes place during the season, which runs from October – April. We then usually meet in the spring, to review the previous year and plan to next year.
August - Meet amongst ourselves to access the numbers for the upcoming season.
September to November - This is when teams are being picked, leagues being formed, once teams are formed and up and running the coaches and managers take on the day to day tasks of running a team
November to April - Helping with events to promote female hockey (ex. Bring a friend), Attend monthly AMHA meetings. Work with parents to address any concerns they may have with the way teams are being run.
May and June - Meet to review previous year and plan what we would like to see happen for next year. Discuss what changes need to be made or worked well over the past season