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Coach & Player Resources

OMHA Development Series

To support the growth and development of the game, the OMHA has released the Hockey Development handbook which provides a comprehensive look at new initiatives and current development programming available to our Minor Hockey Associations and members. 

Coaches Tools & Resources

  • Gold Cup

  • 05/08/2014, 2:00pm EDT, By Ontario Minor Hockey Association
  • OMHA takes to the Ice for the OHL Gold Cup
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  • Establishing a Coaching Philosophy

  • 04/17/2014, 11:15am EDT, By Scott Walker, Head Coach - Guelph Storm
  • Scott Walker discusses why establishing a coaching philosophy is key, no matter what level of hockey you are coaching
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Video Playlists

Player Development - Skills

Hockey Canada player skill development videos geared towards beginner, intermediate and advanced players

5000 Puck Challenge

Develop your shooting & scoring skills at home!

Hockey Canada Skills Development Camp Drills

Drills from the Hockey Canada Skills Development Camps

Hockey Canada Hockey Tips page

Skills tips from members of Canada's World Junior Teams

Dangle & Shoot Challenge

Develop your puck control & scoring skills at home!

OMHA Hometown Hockey Tips

Skill development videos from the OMHA & Rogers TV


Checking and the 4 -Step Progression

Head Contact Rule

Resources and teaching video on the new Head Contact Rule

Standard of Play

Hockey Canada's Standard of Play & Rules Emphasis


Skills Checklist & Inventory

National Skill Standards & Testing (NSST)

Hockey Canada Skills Development Camps Drills

Program of Excellence

Hometown Hockey Drill Packs

Small Area Games Drills

Checking/ Body Checking

Ian Taylor

Director, Development Programs