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Jim Powell 1948-2019


HEO is saddened to hear of the passing of Jim Powell.
You can read Jim's Obituary at the link below.

Gold Cup Team Staff Applications


Applications are now open for team staff positions for the POE 2020 Gold Cup.
The format of this year's event is changing so please read the Press Release for info.

CANSkate IP & Novice Program


Check out this great skating program for IP and Novice players!!

Instructional Stream Clinics


Our 2019-20 Fall instructional stream clinic series is now scheduled and available for registration. Click below for full schedule and registration links.

FirstShift


HEO, Hockey Canada, Bauer, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) are pleased to announce the FirstShift Program for 2019-2020

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Certification/Qualification Requirements


To determine the requirements for head coaches, assistant coaches or trainers make the appropriate selections from the lists below.

IMPORTANT NOTE - please refer to the HEO Bench and OnIce Staff Certification Requirements policy for more detail and clarification

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Trained Status vs. Certified Status

The NCCP distinguishes between "trained" and "certified" status. Understanding this distinction is important for hockey coaches. The combination of the level you coach and the position you hold determines if you are required to be trained or certified.

The primary distinction between these two statuses is as follows:
• Certified status requires a coach to attend a specific NCCP clinic and then be evaluated on their demonstated ability to perform within their choosen coaching context.
• Trained status, howevr, does not require evaluation. The coach must only attend the specific NCCP clinic.
Development 1 and High Performance 1 are the two coaching contexts in HEO that have a certification path and for both the evaluation component is based on a written assignment and practical, field assessment.

NCCP Coaches are described as being one of the following:
In Training - while you are completing the training components
Trained - once you have completed all the training components
Certified - once you have completed all the training and evaluation components

 

Equivalencies

The chart below shows the history of name changes to coach certification levels and provides the equivalencies of today's levels to previous levels.

1980’s 2000's 2014..
Initiation Program Intro Coach Coach 1 – Intro Coach
Coach Level 1 and 2 Coach Stream Coach 2 – Coach Level
Coach Level 3 Intermediate Development 1
Coach Level 4 Advanced 1 High Performance 1
Coach Level 5 Advanced 2 High Performance 2


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