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Gender Identity Training


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

Job Posting


HEO is seeking applications for a new Development Programs Officer. Follow the link below for more details and application information.

Players and Coaches Get the Call!


HEO Players, coaches and alumni have been invited to attend Hockey Canada POE Development Camps this summer.

Bursary Winners


At the HEO AGM fourteen bursaries were awared totalling $11,500.00.
Check out the winners.

Lessons From Behind the Glass


Allyson Tufts partners with HEO to bring us the Lessons From Behind the Glass video series...coming in Fall 2017.

New IP Cross/Half Ice Mandate


Hockey Canada launches it's new cross ice and half ice mandate for initiation aged players. Taking effect for the 2017-18 season.

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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