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Learn from the Hockey Canada National Junior Team Coaches

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 12/11/17, 3:30PM EST


Free coaching clinic in Niagara offering 3 Certification Maintenance Points

Update: This clinic is now full. Click here to find more Coaching Clinics and Education information.

Hockey Canada is offering a free COACH - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT clinic at Wayne Gretzky's Winery and Distillery in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5:30-8:30PM.

The specialty clinic will focus on SMALL AREA GAMES and will be led by Hockey Canada National Junior Team Coaches and Hockey Canada's Development Staff. Coaches will participate in an off-ice classroom session focusing on implementing small area games into a team's practice.

Every practice should contain some form of game-situation and competitive drills, but not necessarily through traditional scrimmage activities. Small area games allow more players to be active, while handling the puck in a smaller area and making quicker decisions. Coaches can work with their players on technical skills, individual tactics and team tactics in a manner that is seen as fun by the players.

Rink at Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

After the practice viewing, coaches will meet and interact with Team Canada's National Junior Team Staff in an exclusive hot-stove setting. You will have the opportunity to engage with these experienced individuals and ask questions pertaining to their use of small area games in practice, development of young players, the importance of multi-sport athletes, and so much more. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all minor hockey coaches in attendance!

3 Certification Maintenance points will be awarded upon your attendance.

Registration Information

Click here to register for the clinic. Registration closes December 19.


Time Event
5:15 PM Coach Registration
5:30 – 6:30 PM Small Area Games - Classroom Session
6:30 – 7:00 PM Small Area Games Practice Viewing
7:00 – 7:15 PM Small Area Games Debrief
7:30 – 8:30 PM Coaches Hot Stove with Team Canada National Junior Team Coaches

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