A Governor is a volunteer who should be a computer-savvy individual, who is good with people, who has respect for the game of hockey and is prepared to become comfortable with interpreting written guidelines that are in place. We recommend someone who has been a team manager and has an idea of the manager role, but it is not a requirement to have been a manager before.
The Governor must be a bipartisan volunteer who is available for calls or emails and willing to volunteer a few hours a week to aid the League's Executive in facilitating and directing association coaches and managers under the Regulations of NAI, Hockey Alberta, and Hockey Canada, with the assistance and guidance of a Senior Governor and the NAI Executive.
Being a governor, you are the main go-to for team managers in your division and tier. Managers will contact you throughout the week and on weekends. You can set a "best time" for answering calls and emails (we don't expect you to answer things when you are at work) but if you travel for work a lot or have limited availability to the internet or poor cell reception, this job might not be for you. You guide the managers in helping them with posting their game results online, uploading copies of the paperwork, and making sure things are sent to the correct people, like the discipline coordinators. As a governor, you monitor that their deadlines are met and that things comply with NAI, Hockey Alberta, and Hockey Canada rules.
We have a complete set of instructions for you and will do a training Zoom meeting as we step into the season. For the most part, the governor job is an easier job than you think, and most really enjoy it. You will have a Senior Governor plus the NAI Administrator and the NAI Vice President available at any time if you need help.