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Varsity Head Coach - Open Position

SFYHA Head Varsity Coach – Job Description

Sioux Falls Youth Hockey is seeking applicants for Head Coach at the Varsity level for the 2024-25 Flyers youth hockey season.


  • Collaborate with Director of Hockey on and through the entire high school tryout process
  • Attending and overseeing Varsity team practices, film sessions, games, and tournaments
  • Setting up and providing video review sessions with Assistant Coaches and athletes
  • Creating a specific, season-long practice and development plan appropriate for
  • high school athletes with explicit focus on:
    • building a growth mindset conducive to positive personal growth and change
    • engaging in challenging skill development which will elevate the team’s ability to compete;
    • supporting the SFYHA mission statement and organizational values
  • Performing any other duties as requested by the Director of Hockey


  • Commitment to the personal and competitive success of the high school athletes
  • Coaching or playing experience at advanced level (e.g. JR or DI/DIII collegiate level) is viewed as an asset
  • Planning, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as the schedule requires
  • Candidates must pass a background check and complete SafeSport training.
  • USA Hockey Coaching Certification is also required.

Compensation :

  • Salary, to be determined, is paid in installments throughout the season – negotiable for candidates with advanced qualifications or who assist with additional duties within SFYHA
  • Reimbursement for actual hotel costs; mileage reimbursement and meal per diem at pre-established rates
  • Professional development:
    • conceptual and tactical hockey specific training and
    • coaching development not limited to interpersonal communication and leadership

If interested, please email Director of Hockey Dan Houck at