Goalie Coach Certification

Hockey Canada offers a NCCP Instructional Stream Certification Seminar in Calgary, AB. Capacity for the seminar is 20 delegates. The emphasis for this seminar is for Goaltending Coaches who wish to become certified Upon completion of the seminar and all related post seminar tasks, delegates will be certified as a Hockey Canada Skills Coach in the area of Goaltending. Certification will be maintained on a yearly basis through Hockey Canada and Member (Branch) requirements.

Seminar Composition

‐12 to 14 on ice sessions ( Combination of Goaltending Coaches Only and Goaltending Coaches with Players )

‐8 to 10 off ice classroom sessions ( Group work / Presentations / Workshops )
1. Day 1 – Introduction / Shinny Game / Social
2. Day 2 – Skating
3. Day 3 – 10 Scoring Situations
4. Day 4 – Advanced Goaltending Skill Development
5. Day 5 – Hockey Canada POE Goaltending Camp ( U17 / U18 / U20 Goalies )
6. Day 6 – Hockey Canada POE Goaltending Camp ( U17 / U18 / U20 Goalies )

Up to 20 Instructional Stream Certification delegates will be accepted for this seminar.
Instructional Stream Certification delegates will be selected by Hockey Canada’s Athlete Development Committee (see application procedures and timelines for more information) by applications submitted directly to the Director, Hockey Development Programs.

NCCP Instructional Stream Certification delegates:
Applicants to the Seminar must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently working with players at a high performance level (Male – Bantam AAA or above, Female ‐ Midget AAA or above) or
  • Currently working with players of any age as a goaltending specific coach independent of any team affiliation.
  • A member in good standing with the Member (Branch), National Hockey League, Canadian Hockey League, U Sports, Canadian Junior Hockey League or the Canadian College Athletic Association

Applicants should consider the following guidelines when finalizing their application:
1. The quality of past / current coaching and / or instructional experiences.
2. The reasons for applying to attend the seminar.
3. The potential and ability to complete each evaluation component necessary for certification within the 1 year timeframe.
4. The applicant must be working with players / teams that meet the criteria.
5. The potential of the applicant for future involvement as a Goaltending Coach in High Performance programs at the Member (Branch) and National levels. The time commitment for Hockey Canada’s Instructional Stream program is substantial. Successful candidates will most likely require the full year to complete all of the course components.

Delegate Expectations
The Delegate should expect the following to ensure successful completion of the program.
1. Understand the selection criteria, process and evaluation requirements.
2. Submit all requirements as part of the application process
3. Complete all in seminar and post seminar tasks
4. Commitment to working with their home Member (Branch) on post seminar tasks including instructing clinics for coaches and assisting with player clinics where applicable

Applications will be available for download in January.

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