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Syrian Children Discover Hockey


Check out this fabulous video of Syrian children being introduced to the game of hockey!

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Do you have your team ready?
Youth and adults of all ages are invited to participate in the street hockey festival in Ottawa from June 3rd to June 4th.

1st Shift MHA Applications

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.

HEO In Baker Lake


HEO's IP Coordinator, Ruggles Pritchard, traveled to Baker Lake, Nunavut to partner with Hockey North to deliver a series of Coaching Clinics, On Ice Skill Instruction and Parent information Sessions.

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Development 1

The Development 1 clinic is designed for coaches working with players at the competitive levels of hockey - Rep B Peewee & above. 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.

Not all coaching levels that require Development 1 require the coach to be fully certified. 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.
To be trained the coach must attend the Development 1 clinic and submit and pass the take home assignment.
To become fully 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.

Development 1 clinic topics include:

  • 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

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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