High Performance 1

Hockey Alberta will be hosting our NCCP High Performance 1 Seminar in Camrose, July 2017. The seminar will feature professional speakers on topics such as special teams, yearly plans, offensive/defensive individual tactics, offensive/defensive team play systems, goaltending, and ethical decision making.

In addition to classroom lectures and tasks, the selected coaches will plan and run on-ice sessions as well as coach on the bench in game situations. The NCCP High Performance 1 coaches will be guided by some of the best leaders and mentors in Alberta and Canada. Coaches will work with some of Alberta’s top athletes as part of an Elite Development Camp.

National coaching requirements through the Hockey Canada Policy Statement outline:

All Head Coaches coaching Bantam, Midget or Junior A teams competing in Regional 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.

In Alberta, this requirement will directly affect the following leagues: Bantam AAA (AMBHL), Midget AAA (AMHL), Midget AAA Female (AMMFL), and Junior A (AJHL). Hockey Alberta and the Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League recommend all Head Coaches obtain High Performance 1 Certification for the 2016-2017 season and will become mandatory for the 2017-2018 season.