Coach Development


Local Minor Hockey Associations and Club Teams must ensure by November 15th that all Teams meet the requirements outlined in the chart below. Any Team that does not meet the requirements outlined within the Hockey Alberta regulations is not an eligible team and is not able to participate in sanctioned games.

Coaching Requirements for Hockey Alberta

 

COACH - DEVELOPMENT 1

  • The Development 1 Course will provide a foundation for coaches coaching in the competitive streams in the following areas: Drill Progressions and Regressions, Skills Analysis, Seasonal Planning, linking individual skills and tactics, team building and team tactics, Goaltending. 

COACH - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • The Practice Planning Seminar will focus on the fundamental skills required while executing a practice: station work, repetition, game like situations, transition. The clinic will also provide an overview outlining the components of teaching progression as it relates to drills, coaching development plans and the key steps to building a successful programming model.

COACH - INSTRUCTIONAL STREAM

  1. CHECKING SKILLS 
    •   Coaches will learn: Checking skill acquisition, four phases of checking - positioning and angling, stick checks, contact confidence, body checking. Checking safety, Checking skills drills, Roles and Responsibilities. The clinic emphasizes basic checking skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, respect and an awareness of the checking proces
  2. DEVELOPING DEFENCEMEN 
    • The Instructional Stream - Developing Defensemen Clinic will focus on the fundamental skills required of the position: transition skating, escapes and other tactical skating skills, basic breakout and transition habits, as well as shooting. The clinic will also provide an overview outlining the components of teaching progression as it relates to drills, coaching development plans and the key steps to building a successful programming model.
  3. GOALTENDING
    • The Instructional Stream - Goaltending Clinic will focus on the fundamental skills required of young goaltenders: proper stance, skating, movement and agility skills as well as introducing basic save skills. The clinic will also provide insight into how to communicate with goaltenders and best incorporate them into practice, including tips and tricks for making drills more goaltender-friendly.
  4. SKILLS
    • The Instructional Stream - Skills Clinic will focus on the fundamental puck handling skills: stick handling, puck protection and individual offensive tactics. The clinic will also provide an overview outlining the components of teaching progression as it relates to drills, coaching development plans and the key steps to building a successful programming model.
  5. SMALL AREA GAMES
    • The Instructional Stream - Small Area Games Clinic will: provide coaches with an understanding of what small area games are, outline the developmental benefits of incorporating them into practice and introduce coaches to a variety of different games that they can take back to their teams.

COACH LEVEL 1

  •   Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach. This program shows coaches how to teach hockey's basic skills while keeping the theme of their practices with an emphasis on fun and fundamentals. Coach 1 reviews the basic tools they will need in the areas of leadership, communication, teaching skills, and lesson planning. All this is taught with the special considerations of the youngest athletes in mind.

COACH - LEVEL 2

  • Coach Level is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach 1/2. It emphasizes basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game. As part of your registration each coach will be granted access to the Hockey Canada Network App that will provide yearly practice plans, videos and additional coaching resources.\

 

ALL THESE ABOVE COURSES ARE OFFERED BY HOCKEY CANADA, TO REGISTER CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

Coaching Clinic's

 

Prosmart sports

Hockey Canada Network App

Hockey Canada Coaches 

Hockey Alberta Coaches

Initiation Program 

Drill Hub

Coach CA

 

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