Coaching can be one of the rewarding and fulfilling experiences for adults in minor hockey. It gives parents the opportunity to spend high value time with their children, and their friends, in a fun and spirited environment. The SDMHA encourages all members who are interested – men and women - to consider coaching.  While some coaches in our Rep level programs are ‘Paid’ – that is they reimbursed for their ancillary costs – all coaching is provided on a volunteer basis for the approximately 50 teams in the association

Typically most teams are comprised of a Head Coach, 2 or 3 Assistant coaches in order to facilitate all practice and game situations.

Most head coaches come with a stronger technical background in hockey having participated in their youth, but do not be intimidated to put your name forward for an assistant coach position. Some of the best coaches in our association have leveraged skills they have learned elsewhere – sports, work, service – and applied it well to the hockey context. Don’t let the skating worry you..........sometimes the kids learn better when one of the coaches is humble enough to learn it with them!!

Rep ‘A’

Rep coaches are required to have more advanced hockey skills training and certification, and ideally more hockey experience. Selection of coaches for the Rep program is made in late July for the upcoming season.

If you are interested in coaching in our Rep ‘A’ level teams contact Yogi Svejkovsky at 

Initiation, House, Girls

Coaches for Initiation, House and Girls programs are selected and assigned to teams with their children in the August/September time period. If you are interested in coaching in our Initiation or House ‘C’ programs please contact our Coach Coordinator Lawson Boots Boutilier at  All Coaches require the following certifications to be coach – which includes being on the ice, in the dressing rooms, and on the bench.  Please visit the other tabs under “Coaching” on our website.