Red Deer Pond Hockey is a volunteer based recreation hockey league and as such it is important that parents/guardians contribute in one form or another whether it be helping out on the bench, score clock or during the tournament. If you are interested in Volunteering or sitting on the Board of Directors or RDPH Executive, please contact RDPH.

Note: All volunteers working directly with our youth will be required to provide an RCMP Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Record Check.


CRC (Criminal Record Check) and RIS (Respect in Sport) Info for Coaches/Bench Helpers and Changerooms (Div 4 and Up)


Overview of Volunteering Roles:

  • Coach

    • Responsible for the overall operation of the team as per the mission statement and principles of the league
  • Assistant Coach

    • Available on a regular basis to help the head coach in all aspects of the teams operation
  • Practice / Bench Helper

    • Assisting the coach with on-ice drills during indoor warm-up and outdoor practices or opening closing doors during games
  • Team Social Coordinator

    • Organizes off-ice team activities and parties Team Telephone Person Phones all team members in case of cancellations or urgent news
  • Scorekeeper

    • Assist with the operation of the score clock for all home games Referee Parent referees are used in Division 1 and Division 2 Be part of a 10-15 person referee pool for Division 3 and Division 4 games. Training will be provided.
  • Skate-A-Rama Representative

    • Distribution and collection of all Kinsmen Skate-A-Rama forms to your team
  • RDPH Board Director

  • Division Coordinators/Team Builder

    • To be a contact point for the Division to receive and follow up team issues and provide any Division specific communication. In addition, to collect any Skate-A-Rama awards and Photos for distribution to teams and attend the Board Meetings to provide Division information updates. Role will also be involved in Team Build process.
    • Team Builders Assign youth to teams ensuring balance, respecting coach/sponsor team build sheets and attempting to honor all player preference Tournament Help Assistance is needed with food stands, popcorn, firewood, cleanup and other tournament responsibilities

Referee Program

  • We are seeking individuals who might be interested in joining our Referee Pool to assist with games
  • Ideal candidates:
    • Have basic knowledge or experience in the game of hockey Aged 16 or older for Div IV and aged 13 and older for Div II & Div III *Awaiting update regarding Div V & Div VI
    • Have a fairly flexible weekend schedule as game times vary
    • Be willing to follow and enforce the Penalty Escalation Matrix
    • Log penalty and game incident information within 24 hours of game completion
    • A Referee Clinic will be held in September (**exact date may change season to season) with attendance and satisfactory completion required to be a Referee in Red Deer Pond Hockey. 

Click here to open the RDPH Officiating Manual - PDF.

 Click here to open the RDPH Rule Book - PDF

Red Deer Pond Hockey is a family oriented organization, which believes that all youth should have the opportunity to play hockey in a fun and supportive environment. 

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