Development 1

This course provides a foundation for coaches within the competitive streams, and teaches drill progressions & regressions, skills analysis, seasonal planning, linking individual skills & tactics, team building & tactics, and goaltending.

STEP 1: In-Person Development 1 ($262 + GST - Includes Written Assignment + Evaluation Fees)

  • 2 day clinic with 13 hours of classroom, and 3 hours on-ice instruction where coaches learn to motivate and lead athletes as the move into a competitive environment, build age and competition-appropriate practice plans, while giving players a solid understanding of skills and strategies needed to compete.
  • 100% attendance will result in “Trained” status, must successfully complete following steps to obtain “Certified”

STEP 2: Written Assignment

  • Assignments are emailed out after the clinic and must be completed and returned within 6 weeks of course date. Return completed assignments to: [email protected]
  • Assignment topics include Coach Development Plan, EAP, Video Skills Analysis, plan & execute 3 practices.

STEP 3: Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation (FREE)

  • Takes approximately 60 minutes, through the Coach Association of Canada’s “Locker”.
  • Coaches are provided the opportunity to apply skills learned in the workshop to real life situations. Once completed coaches will have demonstrated the ability to handle ethical situations with confidence.

STEP 4: Field Evaluation

  • Once steps 1-3 are completed in full, coaches will receive a letter outlining eligibility to complete a Field Evaluation, which consists of an evaluator being assigned to evaluate one practice. Prior to the FE coaches are required to submit practice plans and EAP to their evaluator.
  • Completion of this final step will move coaches from “Trained” to “Certified”

Certification Maintenance

  • Once Certified, coaches have 5 Years to gather 20 PD points (tracking found on “the Locker”) to keep their “Certified” status.
  • PD courses can be found under the Professional Development Tab