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DEPARTMENT: Athletics and Recreation
BUSINESS TITLE: Head Coach, Women’s Field Hockey

The head coach is responsible for the coaching, management and coordination of the women’s field hockey program. The objectives are to provide opportunities for athletically talented field hockey players and develop them to their fullest potential as student-athletes.

Reports to the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport on a daily basis and is responsible to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

· Responsible for the coaching, management and coordination of the women’s field hockey program
· Responsible for the recruitment of highly skilled student-athletes
· In conjunction with the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport, responsible for orienting student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the University, Department of Athletics, Canada West and the CIS
· Works with the Associate Director, Development in support of alumni relations and team fundraising initiatives
· Ensure the participating student-athletes meet all necessary and required eligibility regulations as set out in the Canada West and CIS rules and regulations
· Works with the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport in game scheduling and budget preparation.
· Fiscally responsible for the women’s field hockey budget.
· Performs administrative duties in conjunction with the Varsity office in regards to travel arrangements, student-athlete financial awards, housing and eligibility requirements
· Encourage student-athletes to maintain and develop good academic standing and monitors and assists student-athletes with academic progress.
· Cooperates with Sports Information Director in conducting interviews and player information for media guides and website.
· Supports department initiatives such as the Big Block Banquet and Hall of Fame as well as the Millennium Scholarship Breakfast.
· Attends department meetings and participates in the management of the department as required.
· Participation in provincial and national programs and community events is encouraged to enhance coaching ability and the overall program.
· Know and abide by CIS and Canada West rules, regulations and ethical guidelines.
· Other duties may be substituted as required.

Reports to the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport on a daily basis and is responsible to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Part-time / volunteer assistant coaches, student-trainers and student-athletes

This position represents the UBC Women’s Field Hockey Program, the students and the University. Incorrect decisions / judgment will directly affect the Department and UBC’s reputation within the community at large. The women’s field hockey program must be managed with the utmost of integrity so as to positively impact not only the University but also the alumni who are associated with the women’s field hockey program.

· Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree beneficial.
· Minimum Coaching Certification: NCCP Level II
· Minimum of five years coaching experience preferably at the University or national level, or equivalent
· Excellent leadership skills and ability to recruit.
· Knowledge of academic system at the University.
· Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.
· Strong organizational, administrative and computer skills an asset.
· A proven record of integrity, high principles, and demonstrated skill in developing / motivating student-athletes both academically and athletically
· A pleasant personality together with a positive attitude is essential
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
· Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, get along and work well with members of the department, supervisors and other employees of the university

Please send application (cover letter and resume) to:
Theresa Hanson
Associate Director, Intercollegiate & High Performance Sport
Department of Athletics and Recreation
University of British Columbia
272 – 6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Deadline for applications is Friday, May 4, 2012

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Please do not contact UBC regarding your application status. Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates that are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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Cowichan celebrates 100th birthday!

Posted by Ali Baggott at Apr 27, 2012 7:58AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Cowichan Field Hockey Association is having a 100th birthday birthday party an would like to invite everyone to come celebrate and play in the 100th Birthday Festive Tournament.

Date: June 30 – July 2
Time: as much hockey as possible
Location: Duncan, British Columbia
Who: adults 19 and over

Events planned: Games, Game and more games, BBQ picnic, celebration cake and more!

It is a 19+ tournament with a ladies competitive, social, mixed and Freedom 55 division. We encourage teams to join but have plenty of room fors ingles to join in the fun!

For more information or to register visit:

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Call for players for Comp. 1 VIT Team

Posted by Ali Baggott at Apr 26, 2012 10:10AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Vancouver International Tournament (VIT), hosted in Burnaby, is taking place this May long weekend (May 19-21, 2012).

A women’s competitive 1 division team is on the search for a few more bodies. If you are interested in playing, please contact Cara Jay ( as soon as possible!

The tournament is an open tournament and a lot of fun! It’s an opportunity to face competition from the mainland and get a good number of games in a short period of time! It is one of the few tournaments available in the VILFHA off-season!

More Info:

Tournament Information available at:

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Season wrap-up cancelled.

Posted by Ali Baggott at Apr 24, 2012 12:12PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The VILFHA season wrap-up social that was booked for this upcoming Sunday, April 29th, has been cancelled due to low numbers. Sorry for any inconvenience to those that did confirm. I would really appreciate feedback as to why this didn’t attract more of a response, as I’m continuing on as social director next season. Please message me directly with any suggestions/comments, which will be kept confidential, as to how to improve our VILFHA ‘social’ life. Have a great summer and see you on the turf!

Arlene Baker

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Reminder: VILFHA season wrap-up

Posted by Ali Baggott at Apr 17, 2012 10:57PM PDT ( 2 Comments )

Reminder that the VILFHA season wrap-up social is coming up! April 29th, 1-3pm at the VIP Room at Langford Lanes 1097 Langford Parkway. $25 per head, includes bowling and shoes.

Email Arlene Baker at to confirm your spot.

Numbers are needed to be confirmed by this Saturday, April 21st.

Look forward to seeing you there!