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Located regionally across the OMHA, Regional Development Leaders (RDL) are Consultants with extensive hockey experience and act as a direct liaison to OMHA Centres to enhance Coach Development and provide support through a number of coach and player development initiatives. 

The OMHA's Regional Development Leaders Model was created as an outcome of the Hockey Canada National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP).

If your Minor Hockey Association is looking for leadership, expertise, support or assistance in any of the following areas, contact the RDL consultant in your Region:

MHA & Coach Development Plan

  • Create a coaching plan that will help your association develop and support coaches at all levels
  • Promote and provide support to associations to develop a Coach Mentorship Program
  • Encourage new initiatives in hockey development

Revised NCCP Coach education

  • Implementation of the Revised NCCP for Hockey and requirements for Coaches
  • Support Centres with evaluation of Coaches 
  • Instructional Stream & Specialty Clinics - book or request a clinic for your Centre
  • Professional Development - Coach development opportunities for your Coaches

Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)

  • Promote the LTPD framework/guidelines to your Centre, Coaches and Parents, and support your association with implementation
  • Player development programming initiatives

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Tom Bly

Chair - OMHA Coaching Program (Acting RDL for Region 1)

Phone: 705-726-8538

Wayne King

Regional Development Leader | WESTERN DISTRICT - Region 2

Phone: 519-426-8434

Tim McWhirter

Regional Development Leader | EASTERN DISTRICT - Region 5

Phone: 705-346-2363

John Murphy

Regional Development Leader | CENTRAL DISTRICT - Region 3

Phone: 416-528-3933

Tom Bly

Chair - OMHA Coaching Program (Acting RDL for Region 4)

Phone: 705-726-8538

Jim Mercer

Regional Development Leader | EASTERN DISTRICT - Region 6

Phone: 905-442-9885

Tom Bly

Chair, Coaches Program

Kevin Hamilton

Director, Hockey Development

Phone: 905-780-2171

Michael Dundas

Manager, Hockey Development

Phone: 905-780-2152