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Working for Top Dog Hockey

4/30/2021: Top Dog Hockey is looking for some new additions to our staff!

On-Ice Instructors and Camp Counselors

On-Ice Instructors:
(email resume to: heather@TopDogHockey.com)

Top Dog Hockey Camp is looking for On-Ice Coaches and Head On-ice coaches to join our awesome staff.  Coaches must work well with kids and other staff members.  Coaches must also be able to communicate well with parents.  Coaches should be able to devise fun, challenging and engaging drills and on-ice plans within the guidelines of the Top Dog Hockey systems. We pride ourselves on making sure that players have fun while learning and working hard.

Coaches must pass a background check.  

Coaches must be available to work most of these weeks:

  • June 21-26 (Dakotah Ice Arena-Prior Lake)
  • June 28-July 2 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • July 12-16 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • July 19-23 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • July 26-30 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • Aug 2-6 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • Aug 9-13 (Dakotah Ice Arena-Prior Lake)

3-Day Weekend Skill Clinics:  We also need instructors for our 3-Day Weekend Skill Clinics.

  • Instructor pay for is $20-$25/hr dependent on experience 
  • June 18-20, Aug 27-29, Sep 10-12, and Sep 17-19.  The hours for each one are:  Friday:  6pm-9:10pm, Saturday:  9am-12:10pm, Sunday:  9am-12:10pm

Below is a sample On-Ice Coach Weekly Schedule.  We have three groups that run each day.  This is a sample of just one.  Each schedule can shift start and end times from 45-60 minutes.   

Weekly Schedule:

  • Mon:  7:30am to 4:15pm with 1 hour break, 40 min lunch
  • Tue, Wed, Thur:  7:45am to 4:15pm with 45 hour break, 40 min lunch
  • Fri:  7:45am to 1:15pm, 40 min lunch

Weekly Hours:

  • Average of 35-37 hours per week

On-Ice Coach or On-Ice HEAD Coach Salary

  • Salary range:  $500-$725/week depending on experience.    

Extra benefits:

  • Lunch included
  • Coaches kids attend camp at deeply discounted rates
  • Top Dog instructor shirt and coat provided. (Staff wears their own black track pants)
  • Paid parking

Daily duties (Duties may change as needed. 

  • Locker room presence is a must: coaches need to check their locker room a few times during the day. 
  • Help with registration and check-in on Mondays. 
  • Morning On-ice Session.  Guideline provided, but coaches design their own on-ice regimen.
  • Classroom Session:  Guidelines provided.
  • Lunch:  Coaches eat with other staff and assist with supervision during lunch. 
  • Afternoon On-Ice Session:  Guideline provided, but coaches design their own on-ice regimen.
  • Video Review and Goals:  Technical equipment provided. 
  • Referee:  Each coach will assist with refereeing controlled scrimmages and games.
  • End of the day:  Be available at the days end to supervise locker room, meet parents, answers any questions. 
  • Complete a weekly Report each player in their group.      

Camp Counselor:  
(email resume to: heather@TopDogHockey.com)

Top Dog Hockey Camp counselors help coaches with their on-ice sessions, assist players with skate tying and equipment, and assist coaches with supervising their group during lunch, and departure. 

The ideal counselor will be an experienced hockey player who is 16+.   We will consider 15 if you have work experience.  At 15 you may play in some games as well as work.  Counselors must have a great attitude and be able to communicate well with coaches, kids and parents.  We love to see former Top Dog players apply!

Counselors must be available to work most of these weeks noted below.  We do try to assist with setting up car pools.

  • June 21-26 (Dakotah Ice Arena-Prior Lake)
  • June 28-July 2 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • July 12-16 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • July 19-23 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • July 26-30 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • Aug 2-6 (Tria Rink- Downtown St Paul)
  • Aug 9-13 (Dakotah Ice Arena-Prior Lake)

Below is a sample Counselor schedule.  We have three groups that run each day.  This is a sample of just one.  Each schedule can shift start and end times from 45-60 minutes.   

Weekly Schedule:

  • Mon:  7:30am to 4:15pm with 1 hour break, 40 min lunch
  • Tue, Wed, Thur:  7:45am to 4:15pm with 45 hour break, 40 min lunch
  • Fri:  7:45am to 1:15pm, 40 min lunch

Weekly Hours:

  • Average of 35-37 hours per week

Counselor Salary

  • Salary range:  $350-450/week depending on experience.    

Extra benefits:

  • Lunch included
  • Top Dog instructor shirt, hat and coat provided. (Staff wears their own black track pants)

Daily duties (Duties may change as needed.)

  • Locker room assistance for any kids in your group that need help with equipment.    
  • Help with registration and check-in on Mondays. 
  • Assist coach with morning on-ice Session.  
  • Classroom Session:  This is when you will have a break!
  • Lunch:  Counselors eat with kids and other staff and assist with supervision during lunch. 
  • Afternoon On-Ice Session:  Assist your coach with on-ice session. 
  • Video Review and Goals:  Assist your coach with on-ice session. 
  • Referee:  Help your coach on-ice during controlled scrimmages and games.
  • End of the day:  Supervise locker room, help with equipment, and help with departure check-out.