The Team Alberta U16 Male Program has two significant opportunities for trainers. First, is the U16 male provincial camp. Held in the summer, trainers spend a week with the high performance athletes through on and off-ice training. Mentor trainers are present to give the trainers he opportunity to develop in many areas by providing constant feedback and suggestions. The week-long camps will challenge not only the trainers’ medical and equipment skills, but also their mental preparedness. The U16 Program strives to create an environment where staff will approach levels of commitment and excellence that each has the potential to achieve.
Trainers are then selected to the Team Alberta U16 Male team that competes at either the Canada Winter Games or the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup.
a) Professional Development
- Qualifications and certification attained - (CPR/First Aid, Hockey Canada Safety Program, Sport First Responder, CATA Certification, Certificate or Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, Certification Candidate in CATA or Sport Physiotherapy, SMCA Athletic First Aid, SMCA Sports Taping)
- Attendance and participation at related seminars
- Memberships and affiliations
- Years of experience in your selected field
- Scope of experience (teams, responsibilities, events, tournament play)
- Years of experience with this level of athlete
- Previous zone or provincial experience (preference given to experience in Team Alberta programs)
c) Hockey Trainer Experience
- Experience in prevention, recognition, assessment and care of athletic injuries of a hockey nature, including return to play decisions
- Must be able to handle/repair equipment, sharpen skates and respond to needs of athletes in a competitive hockey environment.
- Must have experience in athletic taping and strapping.
- Experience in physical fitness training and testing
- Implementing a practical team nutrition program.
- Must be experienced with the needs of elite athletes and be willing to spend long hours ensuring equipment and team needs are being met as assigned by head Coach and Director of Operations.
d) Human Resources
- Proven ability to take initiative and efficiently use time
- Proven ability to work with other staff
- Proven ability to successfully relate to and work with players at this age level
- Proven ability to successfully cope with deterrents and hardships in a pressure situation
- Proven ability to be thoroughly organized
e) Knowledge of Program
- Proven ability to work towards objectives of a program
- Proven appreciation for and awareness of the unique problems that can conceivably occur in the operation of a zone team
** Preference will be given to CATA Certified Therapists; Certificate or Diploma holders in Sport Physiotherapy or Certification Candidates in CATA or Sport Physiotherapy**
Note: All trainer jobs are volunteer