“I get to work with Q, Trotsy (Barry Trotz), Claude Julien and Bill Peters at this World Cup, and to me, being the best at what you do is embracing lifelong learning and getting better every day. Some people would think that’s a burden. To me, that’s where the joy is. That’s where the fun is. It’s what makes life good.” - Mike Babcock on always improving.
Hockey is back! And the OMHA is providing great development opportunities for Players and Coaches.
The OMHA, in conjunction with Hockey Canada, are offering Hockey Canada Skills Development Camps across Ontario during the 2016-2017 season.
These camps are a one-day event open to boys and girls playing in the Novice to Bantam divisions (2002 - 2008 birthdays). The primary objective of the camp is to provide a vehicle for players and coaches to enhance development of fundamental skills required to play the game of hockey in a safe and fun environment.
INNISFIL - Sept. 17, 2016 - Register
PORT COLBORNE - Oct. 1, 2016 - Register
PETROLIA - Oct. 28, 2016 - Register
DELHI - Nov. 18, 2016 - Coming Soon!
SCHOMBERG - Nov. 25, 2016 - Coming Soon!
ALVINSTON - Nov. 25, 2016 - Coming Soon!
DUNDAS - Dec. 2, 2016 - Coming Soon!
CHATHAM - Dec. 27, 2016 - Coming Soon!
CORNWALL - Dec. 27, 2016 - Coming Soon!
BRAMPTON - Jan. 23, 2017 - Coming Soon!
OSHAWA - Jan. 29, 2017 - Coming Soon!
For additional information, please visit the Hockey Canada Skills Camp page.
Professional Development for Coaches
The OMHA is offering a number of Instructional Stream and Specialty Clinics to assist Coaches develop the skills required to play the game of hockey. These clinics are composed of in-class and on-ice sessions and are facilitated by Instructors trained by Hockey Canada. Coaches clinics are offered on five different topics: Skating, Checking Skills, Goaltending, Developing Defenceman, and Skills. The focus of these clinics is to assist the coach in developing the knowledge and skills to teach and develop age appropriate skills (based upon Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development model).
Here’s what’s coming up:
SKATING 1 - Schomberg - Sept. 14, 2016 - Signup | Info
SKILL 1 & DEVELOPING DEFENCEMEN 1 - Georgetown - Sept. 17, 2016 - Signup | Info
SMALL AREA GAMES - Schomberg - Sept. 21, 2016 - Signup | Info
SKATING 1 - Goderich - Sept. 24, 2016 - Signup | Info
SKILLS 1 - Goderich - Oct. 1, 2016 - Signup | Info
GOALTENDING 1 - Orillia - Oct 2, 2016 - Signup | Info
SKILLS 1 & SMALL AREA GAMES - Beamsville - Nov. 26, 2016 - Signup | Info
For more information on Professional Development opportunities for Coaches including information on hosting clinics in your Centre, visit our Professional Development page.