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Coaches Corner


Welcome to the Coaches Corner where MYHA Coaches and Team Managers can find useful information.  If you are interested in becoming a Coach or Team Manager, please apply through the links below.  Deadline to submit your application is September 15th!

Player Development Committee

The Player Development Committee (PDC) is a sub committee to the MYHA Board of Directors and is the led by the VP of Hockey Operations.  The PDC is made up of a cross-functional group of coaches with various backgrounds and levels of experience.  They are responsible for the development of our skaters and coaches which includes the recruiting and selecting of MYHA coaches and team managers. 

Committee Members

Bob Weir

Paul Wurtz

Erik Davidson

Greg Slupe

Rhonda Messerschmidt


  • Make hockey more FUN for the kids

  • Improve participation and retention rates for the organization, including participation for girls and boys

  • Better skill development for the kids

  • Develop more competitive High School teams

  • Develop, set expectations, and hold coaches accountable to help ensure previous points

  • Pursuit of the model USA hockey organization following the American development model

  • Train and educate the organization - Board, Parents, and Coaches

  • Also, it was agreed that the Chippewa Valley co-op girls hockey program is out of scope for this committee due to the current structure of the co-op between MYHA and Chippewa Falls Hockey Association.

Coach and Team Manager Selection Process

The Player Development Committee has been hard at work preparing for the 2018-2019 hockey season.

The MYHA Hockey Board Association By Laws state that coaches are to be selected and interviewed by the Board approved Coaches Committee.

The Coaching and Team Manager process are noted below with requirements outlined on the Requirement tab.  All coaches and team managers must be approved by the MYHA Board of Directors.

  1. Collect application and background screens
  2. Committee reviews and evaluates the candidates for all  positions.
  3. The coaching committee presents a recommended list of candidates to the MYHA Hockey Board.
  4. Coaches and managers are informed of their approval or are released if the MYHA Hockey Board does not approve of coach(es).
  5. Committee monitors completion of all coaching/manager requirements through the registrar.

If you are interested in being a coach for MYHA Hockey, please contact MYHA VP of Hockey Operations - Bob Weir at

Job Descriptions


Background Screening for Coaches and Managers

The following instructions will guide you through the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association online background screening process. Under federal law, volunteer organizations must secure a signed consent/release form from each individual for whom a background check is to be requested. Consent/Release Forms are supplied online by Protect Youth Sports.

Reimbursement Form

Dryland Training

We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with ETS Elite Sports Performance for Squirts, PeeWee and Bantam Dryland training this year!  ETS specializes in creating strength, speed and injury prevention and they will work with our players at an individual level for dryland training this year.  Feel free to check out their website for more information.