The OMHA's Regional Development Plan was created as an outcome of the Hockey Canada National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP). The purpose of this program is a result of direct action Hockey Canada and its member Branches have taken since the Coaching Association of Canada’s evaluation of the NCCP in 1995 and the Molson Open Ice Summit on player development of 1999.
In both events, it was determined that the mentoring of coaches at all levels and specifically minor hockey is the key to the future growth of coaching in Canada. The ultimate outcome is improved athlete development through the establishment of a national coach mentoring program.
Regional Development Leaders (RDL) are located regionally across the OMHA territory who have extensive hockey experience and act as a direct liaison and consultant to OMHA Centres to enhance coach development and provide support through a number of coach and player development initiatives.
If your Centre is looking for leadership, expertise, support or assistance in any of the following areas, contact the RDL in your region:
Each year, the OMHA Coaches Program hosts a “Best Practices Workshop” bringing together delegates from across the OMHA to share programming ideas and concepts on player and coach development