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OHF to Host High Performance 1 Seminars

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 03/05/14, 1:15PM EST


New Hockey Canada Certification Requirement for Bantam and Midget AAA Coaches

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) working with the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and Hockey Canada will see significant changes to Coach Education effective the 2014-2015 season.

Hockey Canada passed the following motion at the Hockey Canada Semi-Annual Meeting in December:

All Head Coaches coaching Bantam, Midget, Junior A teams that compete in Interprovincial or National Championships or the highest level as determined by the Branch, must be High Performance 1 Certified. It is recommended that all Assistant coaches be at minimum Development 1 trained. This would take effect starting in the 2015/16 season and 2016/17 for Junior 'A'

Based on the above policy and the number of coaches this affects, the Ontario Hockey Federation will be hosting five High Performance 1 clinics across Ontario this summer. Four of the five clinics will take place over two-weekends. One (1) HP1 clinic will be delivered over a 4 day stretch.

High Performance 1 | Background

The High Performance 1 Coaching Program is an enriched development experience for coaches, which features in-class sessions, a written assignment and a field evaluation.  The in-class seminar will provide an exceptional opportunity for coaches to learn as it will feature outstanding presenters who have vast experience within high performance coaching environments.   

Following the in-class portion, coaches will further their development by completing, and receiving feedback on, a written assignment with support from a mentor.  Participants will then be provided with an incredible opportunity for growth as a Hockey Canada trained evaluator will observe a practice and game and conduct interviews on the ice sessions and the coach’s overall program. 

Throughout the process, coaches will be provided information and tasks which will challenge them with the ultimate goal of furthering key skills including critical thinking, problem solving, interacting, valuing and leadership.


High Performance 1 | Application Process

The HP1 application form can be found by clicking here. Coaches will have the ability to rank in order what seminar they would like to attend. As we would like to be able to accommodate all requests, this may be difficult to do based on the number of coaches who require this certification.

Applicants will be notified and will be sent more information including payment instructions.

The total registration fee for all HP1 clinics is $1000.00 and includes lunches/snacks, all seminar materials, course work, written assignment evaluation, mentoring and practical field evaluation (in the OHF Area). Transportation and accommodation are the responsibility of the participant.


2014 OHF High Performance 1 Seminars

To help plan your summer, please find below a list of clinic locations, styles and dates. 


Two-Weekend Clinic

June 6-8, 2014 and June 21-22


Two-Weekend Clinic

June 6-8, 2014 and June 21-22

North Bay

Four (4) Day Clinic

July 10-13, 2014


Two-Weekend Clinic

August 8-10, 2014 and 23-24


Two-Weekend Clinic

August 8-10, 2014 and 23-24

**  100 % Attendance is Mandatory **

For additional information, please contact:

Jeff Stewart

Technical Director - Ontario Hockey Federation

Phone: (226) 533-9071

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