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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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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 or certification in topics or streams listed below. These clinics are delivered by trained Hockey Canada instructors.

Skating

The ability to skate efficiently and effectively is the foundation for all other hockey skills. To put it another way, skating is to hockey what running is to soccer. A player’s skating ability is directly related to their performance in puck control, shooting, and checking. Because of this fundamental connection, any time spent on improving a player’s skating abilities is an investment that will improve all aspects of their game.
The Skating Instructional Stream 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
Balance, Power, Agility
Forward Stride
Forward Crossovers
Stops
Backward Skating
Backward Crossovers
Turning
Transition, Pivots
Quick Feet
Change of Direction
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To request a Skating Instructional Stream Clinic for your MHA or District complete and submit our Online Request Form.



Skills

The Skills Instructional Stream 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.
Each level of the Skills Instructional Stream gets progressively more advanced and complex designed to challenge the coach and therefore their players. 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
Shooting
Puck Control
Passing
Shooting
Scoring

To request a Skills Instructional Stream Clinic for your MHA or District complete and submit our Online Request Form.



Developing Defensmen

In this clinic series, coaches learn how to teach defensemen specific skills to players of all ages 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
Basic Breakout Skills
Basic Regroup Skills
Neutral Zone Play
1v1 Skills (D-Zone)
Shooting Skills
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To request a Developing Defensmen Instructional Stream Clinic for your MHA or District complete and submit our Online Request Form.



Developing Checking Skills

The Checking Instructional Stream 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.
In this clinic stream coaches learn that checking is not just about body checking. There is an entire set of checking related skills that coaches need to know and be able to teach. They also need to know the ages at which these skills should be introduced and developed. And the reality is that the vast majority of checking skills need to be introduced and developed in young players before they ever reach an age or level of play that allows body checking.

Checking Level 1 Checking Level 2 Checking Level 3
Introduction
Developing a Skill Base
The Phases of Checking
Roles & Responsibilities
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To request a Checking Instructional Stream Clinic for your MHA or District complete and submit our Online Request Form.



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
Skating
Stance
Moving Skills
Positioning
Basic Saves
Basic Rebound Control
Puckhandling
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To request a Goaltending Instructional Stream Clinic for your MHA or District complete and submit our Online Request Form.


The 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. Each clinic requires 1.5 hours in class followed by 1.5 hours on ice for a total clinic length of 3 hours.
Each clinic stream is comprised of three levels - Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Coaches become trained at levels 1 and 2, there is no certification at these levels. Level 3 however 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) and coaches can work toward attaining certified level 3 status in each of the five streams.

Instructional stream clinics also provide points toward Maintenance of Certification. Each clinic is valued at 5 points.

For more information on the Instructional Stream Clinic Program contact Jeff Baker, HEO Technical Director
Email: jbaker@hockeyeasternontario.ca
Phone: 613-224-7686

To request an Instructional Stream Clinic for your MHA or District complete and submit our Online Request Form.


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