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NCCP Instructional Stream Clinics

The NCCP Instructional Stream is a series of practical clinics from Hockey Canada, certified by the Coaching Association of Canada, that provide training and/or certification in a variety of technical/tactical areas.
These clinics are designed for coaches. They focus on developing the knowledge and skills required to teach age appropriate skills in accordance with Hockey Canada's LTPD model. Clinics are 3 hours duration, 1.5 hours in class followed by 1.5 hours on ice, and are delivered by trained Hockey Canada skills instructors.
All Instructional Stream clinics are approved for Certification Maintenance and are worth 5 points.

  • Clinic streams are comprised of three levels - Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
  • Coaches become trained at levels 1 and 2.
  • Level 3 is a certification and requires post clinic assignment work and field evaluations.
  • Clinics must be taken in order (i.e. level 1 before level 2).

The Clinics

Skating

The Skating Instructional Stream clinic provides coaches the tools and skills required to teach skating in a progressive manner, from skills to tactics, to players of all ages. Coaches will gain insight into the need to consider skill development plans and how to use effective drills and teaching techniques for skill improvement.

Skating Level 1 Skating Level 2 Skating Level 3
Stance and Balance
Forward Stride
Forward Crossovers
Stops
Backward Stride
Backward Crossovers
Turning, Transition, Pivots
Quick Feet
Agility and Balance
Coordination and Edge Control
Forward Skating
Backward Skating
Turning, Crossovers
Quickness and Transition
Advanced Skating Skills

Skills

The Skills Instructional Stream clinic provides coaches the tools and skills required to teach puck related skills to players of all ages in a progressive manner, which means you’ll learn how to teach by building from skills to individual tactics. Coaches will gain insight into the need to consider skill development plans and how to use effective drills and teaching techniques for skill improvement.
Level 1 starts with focusing on individual puck control skills only with levels 2 and 3 adding puck skills that involve one or more players and begin to contribute to tactics.

Skills Level 1 Skills Level 2 Skills Level 3
Puck Control
Puck Control
Passing
Puck Control
Passing
Skills in Combination

Developing Defensmen

In this clinic series, coaches learn how to teach defensemen specific skills in a progressive manner. The ability to contribute offensively and defensively is the foundation for all defensemen. A defenseman’s overall ability is directly related to their performance in skating, puck control, shooting, and checking. This fundamental connection between a defenseman's overal ability and their individual skills means coaches need to create development plans for their defensemen and dedicate adequate time to the instruction of defense specific skills in practices.

Developing Defensemen Level 1 Developing Defensemen Level 2 Developing Defensemen Level 3
Defenseman Specific Skating
Individual Tactics
Defenseman Specific Skating
Individual Tactics
Team Tactics
Defenseman Specific Skating
Individual Tactics
Team Tactics
Advanced SKills

Developing Checking Skills

The Checking Instructional Stream clinic provides coaches the tools and skills required to teach the complete checking skill set in a progressive manner, from skills to tactics, to players of all ages. Coaches will gain insight into the need to consider skill development plans and how to use effective drills and teaching techniques for checking skill improvement.
The Checking Level 1 clinic is embedded in the Coach 2 and Development 1 clinics so coaches having taken those clinics are considered trained in Checking Level 1.

Checking Level 1
Introduction
Developing a Skill Base
The Phases of Checking
Roles & Responsibilities

Goaltending

The Goaltending Instructional Stream clinics are designed to teach coaches how to teach goaltenders. And we stress this very important point...they are for all coaches, not just goalie coaches. The topics covered in these clincis form a valuable information base for head and assistant coaches. And given the vast majority of minor hockey teams do not have a goalie coach it becomes critical that at least one coach on a team has taken some training and understands the positiion and the required skills. Topics for the goaltending clinics are as follows:

Goaltending Level 1 Goaltending Level 2 Goaltending Level 3
Technical Skills
Skating
Basic Slides
Positioning
Stick Saves
Glove Saves
Freezing Pucks
Breakaways
Puck Handling
Communication
Advanced Skating
Eye Skills
Advanced Hands
Puckhandling
10 Scoring Situations
Small Area Games
Yearly Plan
Coming Soon

Shooting & Scoring

The Shooting & Scoring Instructional Stream clinics are designed to teach coaches how to teach shooting and scoring skills to their players. This clinic series looks at all types of shots and shooting scenarios for all positions...forwards and defencemen. In addition the clinic covers the various scoring situations that players need to understand and identify within the game. Topics for the clinics are as follows:

Shooting & Scoring Level 1 Shooting & Scoring Level 2 Shooting & Scoring Level 3
Basic Shooting
Intermedite Shooting
Scoring
Advanced Shooting
Advanced Scoring
Shooting Skills in Combination

Small Area Games

The use of games in practice is an effective teaching tool. Small area games, in various forms, provide players game like situations in which they can apply skills, tactics and strategies they are learning. Games not only provide players opportunities to refine and put their skills into practice but they also can be used to teach skills and tactics. Topics for the Small Area Games clinic is as follows:

Small Area Games Level 1 Shooting & Scoring Level 2 Shooting & Scoring Level 3
Basic Skill Based Games
Intermediate Competition Based Games
Advanced Strategy Based Games

 

How Do I Take a Clinic?

There are two ways to register for Instructional Stream clinics:
1. Through your local MHA
  • Contact your local MHA or District to enquire about Instructional Stream clinics they are hosting.
  • If your MHA or District is interested in hosting a clinic they can submit a request using our Online Request Form.
2. Through HEO
  • Each year HEO hosts a series of clinics at the HEO Offices and Richcraft SensPlex
  • View our 2020-21 clinic schedule and register for a clinic Click Here

For more information on the Instructional Stream Clinic Program contact Jeff Robert, HEO Development Programs Officer
Email: jrobert@hockeyeasternontario.ca     Phone: 613-224-7686


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