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OOAA Conditioning Camps and Tryout registration opens June 22nd


AGM Open Board Positions

On Wednesday June 21st 7pm we will have our AGM.    As per our bylaws – members that are interested in serving as potential board members can submit their names for various positions up to 10 days prior to the AGM.

The following positions are open for nominations.

 

Treasurer – 2 year Term

Division Directors – 1 year term

Members at large – 1 year term


2023-2024 Coach Announcements

OOAA is please to announce the following Coaches for 2023-2024 season.

U18AAA Bowmark- Head Coach- Chris Beston

U18AAA Raiders- Head Coach- Dave Addison

                                          Assistant Coach- C.J. Wedenig

U18AA Oilers- Head Coach-

U18AA Raiders- Head Coach-

U17AAA Oilers- Head Coach- Ken Plaquin

U16AA Oilers- Head Coach- 

U15AAA Oilers- Head Coach- Jamie Steer

U15AA Oilers- Head Coach- Daron Dumanski

U15AA Raiders- Head Coach- Keegan Thompson

U13AA Oilers- Head Coach-

U13AA Raiders- Mark Hallam


OOAA AGM- Wednesday June 21st 7:00pm

Details to follow

6 Okotoks U15AAA players selected in the 2023 WHL draft

Carter Esler (G), Round 1 - 22nd overall by Spokane

Grady Pichette (D), Round 4 - 88th overall by Lethbridge

Noah Milford (F), Round 7- 150th overall by Red Deer

Kade Pierson (F), Round 8- 172 overall by Red Deer

Tate Hanson (F), Round 9- 193 overall by Portland

Kaden Hayes (F), Round 10- 205 overall by Vancouver






2023-24 Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association U18 AA Rocky Mountain Raiders Head Coach

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association (OOAA) is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of the U18 AA Rocky Mountain Raiders Head Coach for the 2023/2024 season.   

OOAA is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to work with a group of young athletes to foster good sportsmanship, work ethic, skill development and healthy competition. The candidate should have demonstrated coaching experience, knowledge of the U18 age group needs and requirements, demonstrated hockey knowledge, and ability to travel with the team when required.

The U18 AA Rocky Mountain Raiders Head Coach must have, or be able to achieve the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Development 1
  • Respect in Sport
  • Checking Skills

 

Volunteer acknowledges that he/she will maintain valid and up to date certification at all times. 

The roles and responsibilities of the volunteer position include:

  • Work with the OOAA Board of Directors, Divisional Director and Director of Coaching Development on an as needed basis to maintain development programs for U18 aged players.
  • Organize, plan and attend up to 3 weekly evening practices as well as player development skills sessions scheduled throughout the season.
  • Work with the OOAA Coaching Development personnel throughout the season
  • Prepare for and attend all home and away games, including out-of-province games/tournaments.
  • Develop and attend off-ice workouts and other team functions.
  • Select qualified assistant coaches, team manager, and other team personnel as needed.
  • Attend OOAA Coach’s Meetings as required.
  • Liaison with other OOAA coaches in the Association to develop long term program development.

 

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all coaches.  If you are interested in this volunteer role, please submit your expression of interest to rellis@okotokshockey.com along with a resume of your qualifications.  The application window will remain open until the position is filled.  Interested coaches will also be required to complete a pre-screen survey, link to survey will be sent upon receipt of your resume.  Only those being considered for the volunteer position will be contacted for an interview.


2023-24 Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association Head Coach U15 AA

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association (OOAA) is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of the Head Coach U15 AA team for the 2023/2024.   

OOAA is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to work with a group of young athletes to foster good sportsmanship, work ethic, skill development and healthy competition. The candidate should have demonstrated coaching experience, knowledge of the U15 age group needs and requirements, demonstrated hockey knowledge, and ability to travel with the team when required.

The Head Coach of the U15 AA team must have, or be able to achieve the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Development 1
  • Respect in Sport
  • Checking Skills

 

Volunteer acknowledges that he/she will maintain valid and up to date certification at all times. 

The roles and responsibilities of the volunteer position include:

  • Work with the OOAA Board of Directors, Divisional Director, and Director of Coaching Development on an as needed basis to maintain development programs for U15 aged players.
  • Organize, plan and attend up to 3 weekly evening practices as well as player development skills sessions scheduled throughout the season.
  • Work with the OOAA Coaching Development personnel throughout the season
  • Prepare for and attend all home and away games, including out-of-province games/tournaments.
  • Develop and attend off-ice workouts and other team functions.
  • Select qualified assistant coaches, team manager, and other team personnel as needed.
  • Attend OOAA Coach’s Meetings as required.
  • Liaison with other OOAA coaches in the Association to develop long term program development.

 

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all coaches.  If you are interested in this volunteer role, please submit your expression of interest to rellis@okotokshockey.com long with a resume of your qualifications.  Only those being considered for the volunteer position will be contacted for an interview.


2023-24 Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association Head Coach U16 AA

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association (OOAA) is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of the Head Coach U16 AA team for the 2023/2024.   

OOAA is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to work with a group of young athletes to foster good sportsmanship, work ethic, skill development and healthy competition. The candidate should have demonstrated coaching experience, knowledge of the U16 age group needs and requirements, demonstrated hockey knowledge, and ability to travel with the team when required.

The Head Coach of the U16 AA team must have, or be able to achieve the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Development 1
  • Respect in Sport
  • Checking Skills

 

Volunteer acknowledges that he/she will maintain valid and up to date certification at all times. 

The roles and responsibilities of the volunteer position include:

  • Work with the OOAA Board of Directors, Divisional Director, and Director of Coaching Development on an as needed basis to maintain development programs for U16 aged players.
  • Organize, plan and attend up to 3 weekly evening practices as well as player development skills sessions scheduled throughout the season.
  • Work with the OOAA Coaching Development personnel throughout the season
  • Prepare for and attend all home and away games, including out-of-province games/tournaments.
  • Develop and attend off-ice workouts and other team functions.
  • Select qualified assistant coaches, team manager, and other team personnel as needed.
  • Attend OOAA Coach’s Meetings as required.
  • Liaison with other OOAA coaches in the Association to develop long term program development.

 

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all coaches.  If you are interested in this volunteer role, please submit your expression of interest to rellis@okotokshockey.com long with a resume of your qualifications.  Only those being considered for the volunteer position will be contacted for an interview.


2023-24 Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association Head Coach U13 AA

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association (OOAA) is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of the Head Coach U13 AA team for the 2023/2024.   

OOAA is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to work with a group of young athletes to foster good sportsmanship, work ethic, skill development and healthy competition. The candidate should have demonstrated coaching experience, knowledge of the U13 age group needs and requirements, demonstrated hockey knowledge, and ability to travel with the team when required.

The Head Coach of the U13 AA team must have, or be able to achieve the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Development 1
  • Respect in Sport
  • Checking Skills

 

Volunteer acknowledges that he/she will maintain valid and up to date certification at all times. 

The roles and responsibilities of the volunteer position include:

  • Work with the OOAA Board of Directors, Divisional Director, and Director of Coaching Development on an as needed basis to maintain development programs for U13 aged players.
  • Organize, plan and attend up to 3 weekly evening practices as well as player development skills sessions scheduled throughout the season.
  • Work with the OOAA Coaching Development personnel throughout the season
  • Prepare for and attend all home and away games, including out-of-province games/tournaments.
  • Develop and attend off-ice workouts and other team functions.
  • Select qualified assistant coaches, team manager, and other team personnel as needed.
  • Attend OOAA Coach’s Meetings as required.
  • Liaison with other OOAA coaches in the Association to develop long term program development.

 

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all coaches.  If you are interested in this volunteer role, please submit your expression of interest to rellis@okotokshockey.com long with a resume of your qualifications.  Only those being considered for the volunteer position will be contacted for an interview.


2023-24 Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association Head Coach U18 AA

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association (OOAA) is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of the Head Coach U18 AA team for the 2023/2024.   

OOAA is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to work with a group of young athletes to foster good sportsmanship, work ethic, skill development and healthy competition. The candidate should have demonstrated coaching experience, knowledge of the U18 age group needs and requirements, demonstrated hockey knowledge, and ability to travel with the team when required.

The Head Coach of the U18 AA team must have, or be able to achieve the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Development 1
  • Respect in Sport
  • Checking Skills

 

Volunteer acknowledges that he/she will maintain valid and up to date certification at all times. 

The roles and responsibilities of the volunteer position include:

  • Work with the OOAA Board of Directors, Divisional Director, and Director of Coaching Development on an as needed basis to maintain development programs for U18 aged players.
  • Organize, plan and attend up to 3 weekly evening practices as well as player development skills sessions scheduled throughout the season.
  • Work with the OOAA Coaching Development personnel throughout the season
  • Prepare for and attend all home and away games, including out-of-province games/tournaments.
  • Develop and attend off-ice workouts and other team functions.
  • Select qualified assistant coaches, team manager, and other team personnel as needed.
  • Attend OOAA Coach’s Meetings as required.
  • Liaison with other OOAA coaches in the Association to develop long term program development.

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all coaches.  If you are interested in this volunteer role, please submit your expression of interest to rellis@okotokshockey.com long with a resume of your qualifications.  Only those being considered for the volunteer position will be contacted for an interview.


U17AAA Provincial Champions

2023 Challenge Cup Players

AEHL is now allowing U15AAA and U18AAA to sign/commit up to 6 players.

Please read the below memo regarding the recent changes to U15AAA and U18AAA.


OOAA Director of Coach Development job posting

OKOTOKS OILERS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

POSITION:           DIRECTOR OF COACH DEVELOPMENT

JOB DESCRIPTION

OOAA is looking to fill the position of Director of Coach Development starting with the 2023/2024 season. This position reports directly to the executive of the OOAA and is a key person in the overall development of the hockey operations of the association.

The Director of Coach Development is a paid position and will require engagement into an employee contract with the OOAA.

 

Duties of Coach Director:

  • Works closely with the OOAA executive and Division Directors is all coaching matters of the association
  • Coordinate the Coach Selection Committees annually for the open coach positions
  • Coordinates and approves coach development
  • Meets regularly with Coaching Staff and assists them with their concerns
  • Observes a sample of team practices and games through the season to ensure the Policies and Procedures are being observed
  • Ensure that a Head Coach performance survey is completed by Parents and Players
  • Hosts a year end meeting with each Head Coach at the completion of the hockey season
  • Makes recommendations to the Coach Selection Committee and the Board regarding the retention of a Head Coach for a subsequent season
  • Works with the Spring Showcase committee on the format and involvement of the coaches

Interested candidates please email your resume to Rob Ellis at rellis@okotokshockey.com no later than April 1, 2023


Hockey Alberta Memo in regards to daytime programming


Hockey Alberta Elite Male Pathway document

This document was created to outline and promote the programs within the Hockey Alberta system. 


Hockey Alberta Survey

On Nov 28, the AA and Elite Male Committee launched a survey to all AA/AAA players in the province to get a better understanding of the elements of elite sport players value most and to understand their satisfaction with those elements in their current hockey experience. The results of the survey will help guide the Committees on what elements of the AA/AAA Models need the most immediate attention and also how the AA/Elite Committee can better support AA Recruitment Area and Elite Draw Zone hosts like yourself. Attached is a summary of the results and the results for your Recruitment Area/Draw Zone. If you have any questions on these results, how to interpret them, or what to do with them please do not hesitate to reach out.


Hockey Alberta Memo

Bulletin 22-08 - AFHL U15AA and U13AA Franchises

Hockey Alberta’s Elite Female Hockey Committee has been reviewing the location and number of teams at each level of hockey within the Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL). We are continually reviewing and identifying ways to ensure alignment within the Elite Female Hockey Model as well as establishing a progression for players within the entire hockey system. The review focused on the following areas:

  • Current and historical registration numbers (within Recruitment Areas and provincially);
  • Competitiveness of the teams;
  • Each Host MHA’s commitment to player development;
  • Each Host MHA’s commitment to growth and development of grassroots female hockey;
  • Impact to existing Minor Hockey Associations.

On November 2, Hockey Alberta announced the addition of a new U13 AA division within the AFHL, as well as expansion of the U15 AA division, and officially opened an application process for Minor Hockey Associations (MHAs) to apply to host those teams.

  • The addition of a U13 AA division provides a competitive all-female option for female athletes that enter the Elite system, and establishes a development pathway for athletes to progress through.
  • Expansion of the number of U15 AA teams is a direct result of increasing numbers of female players entering and progressing through the Elite Female Hockey Model.

After a thorough review of all applications, Hockey Alberta’s Elite Female Hockey Committee is excited to announce the addition of the following Host MHAs, effective for the 2023-24 season:

  1. U13 AA - 16 Teams
    Host MHAs: Airdrie, Bonnyville, Calgary (3), Camrose, Edmonton (2), Grande Prairie, Leduc, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Okotoks, Red Deer, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert
  2. U15 AA - Addition of 2 Teams
    1 in Calgary (3 total)
    1 in Edmonton (2 total)

The Elite Female Committee also identified the need to address the operational structure of the South Central recruitment area. The current structure included two Host MHAs separately operating teams within the same recruitment area and lacked unified leadership. After working with the Host MHAs, it was determined one Host MHA was required, and Airdrie MHA will take on the responsibility of hosting all U13 AA, U15 AA and U18 AA teams in the South Central recruitment area.

The Elite Female Hockey Committee is working with all Host MHAs to finalize details of program and league operations for the upcoming season. We will also continue to review the structure and alignment of U18 AAA and U18 AA, discussing a potential expansion in the 2024-25 season.

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