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Intern Assistant Coach

By USA Hockey, 04/18/19, 2:00PM MDT


Act in an assistant coach capacity for USA Hockey’s National Development Team program teams.

Job Title: Intern Assistant Coach
Department: National Team Development Program
Reports To: Head Coach
Basic Function: Act in an assistant coach capacity for USA Hockey’s National Development Team program teams.

Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in planning, organizing and running effective, high-tempo practices
  • Contribute to system work, special teams and general skill development
  • Help schedule, plan and run team meetings and events
  • Teach athletes in individual and group settings
  • Conduct opponent pre-scouts, including system breakdown and player summaries 
  • Video analysis of opponents and game breakdown
  • Manage all video equipment and game-day set up
  • Coordinate team travel, schedule team meals, pre-game skates, etc…
  • Supervise and manage players in locker room, weight room, and other like settings
  • Assist academic advisor in regulating school attendance, grades, and school policies
  • Act as a liaison to billet families and conduct daily curfew calls
  • Work with goaltending coach with on-ice skill development during goalie sessions
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • 1-2 years of coaching experience, preferred
  • Experience playing at the junior, collegiate or professional level
  • Understanding of video software technologies, such as XOS
  • Computer literate, including knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of USA Hockey, NCAA, IIHF and USHL rules and regulations
  • Domestic and international travel required

Salary: This is a two-year, stipend-based position

Availability: Position runs from August 15, 2019 through June 15, 2021 and is based in Plymouth, Michigan.

Application Procedure: To apply, email a letter of application, current resume, and list of three references to Gabriella Switaj at


USA Hockey does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap or veteran status. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based only on job-related factors.

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