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POE U-16 Coach Applications

HEO is now accepting applications for Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the 2017-18 Program of Excellence U-16 Team.

Coach Prefessional Development

HEO launches its schedule of Hockey Canada Instructional Stream clinics for 2017-18.
Coaches can register up for these CPD clinics for free.

Lessons From Behind the Glass

Allyson Tufts partners with HEO to bring us the Lessons From Behind the Glass video series.

Gender Identity Training

HEO, in conjunction with HNO and the OHF, launches the new Gender Identity Training program for Coaches, Trainers and Managers.

The 1st Shift

Looking to grow your Minor Hockey Association’s membership? The Canadian Tire First Shift is your answer!
Help kids fall in love with hockey with this six-week learn to play program focusing on fun and basic skills.

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Development 1

Development 1 is designed for coaches working with players at the competitive levels, Peewee Rep B and above. In certain coaching scenarios the coach requires trained status at this level. In other scenarios certified status is required.
Coachces at the AAA level and above must certify at the Development 1 level. Coaches at the Reb B, A and AA levels are required to be trained only. For more information on the difference between trained and certified status click here.

The clinic is a two day event. Coaches will receive approximatly 12 hours of in-class instruction and 4 hours of on-ice instruction. Coaches taking the Development 1 clinic will be required to complete a take-away clinic assignment that will be submttted to HEO for assessment.
Clinic topics incluode

  • Communications Philosophy
  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Team Building
  • Drill Design
  • Skill Development Pyramid
  • Developing Drill Progressions
  • Safety
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Seasonal Planning
  • Individaul Skills and Tactics
  • Goaltending Introduction
  • Practice Planning

To be trained the coach must attend the Development 1 clinic and submit and pass the take home assignment.
To become certified at the Development 1 level a coach will also be required to complete and pass:
     Dev 1 Field Evaluation
     Make Ethical Decisions (Competition-Introduction) online evaluation.

The following resources provide more detail and information on Development 1 Training/Certification, Development 1 Pathways and Development 1 Certification Maintenance:
     Hockey Canada's NCCP Webpage
      Development 1 Pathway

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