Skills Coach Certification Seminar

The primary purpose of this seminar is to provide an opportunity for high performance skills coaches from across Canada to be exposed to the very best national and international skills experts, and to achieve certification in the NCCP Instructional Stream as a Hockey Canada Skills Coach.

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 Skills Coaches who specialize in the following areas:
1) Skating / Skills / Developing Defencemen / Shooting / Scoring

Upon completion of the seminar and all related post seminar tasks, delegates will be certified as a Hockey Canada Skills Coach in the areas above. Certification will be maintained on a yearly basis through Hockey Canada and Member (Branch) requirements.

Seminar Composition (Skills Coach Sample)
‐12 to 14 on ice sessions ( Combination of Skills Coaches Only and Skills 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 – Puck Skills
4. Day 4 – Developing Defencemen
5. Day 5 – Shooting and Scoring
6. Day 6 – Game Application / Small Area Games

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 skills specific coach independent of any team
§ 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

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 Skills 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

Skills Coach Certification Seminar will be July 7-12, 2019 in Calgary, AB

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