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Professional Coach Development Clinics

Hockey Canada has developed the Instructional Stream Program to act as a supplementary coaching education program. These courses are offered to coaches in Alberta free of charge and are delivered by Hockey Alberta trained Instructors.

The clinics consist of three hours of classroom and on-ice instruction, and offer coaches practical sessions on teaching skills and tactics. The clinics provide a welcoming environment for coaches to educate themselves on new skill development techniques for their players.

Hockey Alberta is currently offering five specific instructional stream courses:

Skating

Efficient and effective skating is the foundation for all other hockey skills. Skating ability is directly related to puck control, shooting, and checking, and improving a player’s skating ability works towards improving all aspects of his/her game. Coaches will go through specific drills relating to balance, power and agility, forward stride, backward skating, transition, and quick feet and change of direction.

Developing Defensemen

Specific drills and tools to support defense training. Coaches are introduced to the basic principles of defensive skating, regroup, neutral zone play, defensive zone 1-on-1 play, shooting, and individual breakout skills. The on-ice portion demonstrates drills focusing on these skills.

Skills

Develop the ability to confidently lead players through skill specific drills and then link them to game application. Learn how to teach skills for technique and results, and develop an understanding of the components required for skill acquisition.

Goaltending

Goaltending is a specialized position that minor hockey coaches often find challenging to lead and teach. Learn the foundation of technical skills including skating, stance, moving, positioning, save selection and puck control. Along with the technical aspect of goaltending, coaches will be introduced to practice utilization, communication and specific drills related to goaltending.

Small Area Games

Every practice should contain some form of game-situation and competitive drills, but not necessarily through traditional scrimmage activities. Small area games allow more players to be active, while handling the puck in a smaller area and making quicker decisions. Coaches can work on technical skills, individual tactics and team tactics in a manner that is seen as fun by the players.

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For more information and to book a clinic in your area, contact your local Regional Centre Consultant.

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Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACHSep 21$136

Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACH

September 21, 2020 / Baytex Energy Centre - Peace River

Coach 1- Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach.

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Instructional Stream - Checking SkillsSep 23$116

Instructional Stream - Checking Skills

September 23, 2020 / Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer

Prior to attending the in person Checking Skills clinic coaches should have completed the HU- ONLINE Checking course.

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Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACHSep 23$136

Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACH

September 23, 2020 / The Meadows Community Rec Centre - Edmonton

Coach 1- Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach.

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Coach Clinic - Coach 2Sep 24$136

Coach Clinic - Coach 2

September 24, 2020 / Terwillegar Community Rec Centre - Edmonton

Prior to attending the in-person Coach 2 - Coach Level course coaches must have completed the HU- ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 course.

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Coach Clinic - Development 1Sep 26$262

Coach Clinic - Development 1

September 26-27, 2020 / The Meadows Community Rec Centre - Edmonton

The Development 1 Course will provide a foundation for coaches coaching in the competitive streams.

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Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACHSep 26$136

Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACH

September 26, 2020 / Shane Homes YMCA Rocky Ridge Arena - Calgary

Coach 1- Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach.

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Coach Clinic - Coach 2Sep 27$136

Coach Clinic - Coach 2

September 27, 2020 / Shane Homes YMCA Rocky Ridge Arena - Calgary

Prior to attending the in-person Coach 2 - Coach Level course coaches must have completed the HU- ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 course.

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Coach Clinic - Coach 2Sep 28$136

Coach Clinic - Coach 2

September 28, 2020 / Baytex Energy Centre - Peace River

Prior to attending the in-person Coach 2 - Coach Level course coaches must have completed the HU- ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 course.

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Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACHSep 30$116

Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACH

September 30, 2020 / Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer

Coach 1- Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach.

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Instructional Stream - Checking SkillsSep 30$116

Instructional Stream - Checking Skills

September 30, 2020 / Holy Trinity Academy - Drayton Valley

Prior to attending the in person Checking Skills clinic coaches should have completed the HU- ONLINE Checking course.

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Coach Clinic - Development 1Oct 2$262

Coach Clinic - Development 1

October 02-03, 2020 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

The Development 1 Course will provide a foundation for coaches coaching in the competitive streams.

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Instructional Stream - Checking SkillsOct 4$116

Instructional Stream - Checking Skills

October 04, 2020 / Lakeside Leisure Center - Brooks

Prior to attending the in person Checking Skills clinic coaches should have completed the HU- ONLINE Checking course.

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Instructional Stream - Checking SkillsOct 7$116

Instructional Stream - Checking Skills

October 07, 2020 / Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer

Prior to attending the in person Checking Skills clinic coaches should have completed the HU- ONLINE Checking course.

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Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACHOct 7$136

Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACH

October 07, 2020 / Lakeside Leisure Center - Brooks

Coach 1- Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach.

More Information ›     Register Now ›

Coach Clinic - Coach 2Oct 8$136

Coach Clinic - Coach 2

October 08, 2020 / Lakeside Leisure Center - Brooks

Prior to attending the in-person Coach 2 - Coach Level course coaches must have completed the HU- ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 course.

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Instructional Stream - Checking SkillsOct 12$116

Instructional Stream - Checking Skills

October 12, 2020 / Baytex Energy Centre - Peace River

Prior to attending the in person Checking Skills clinic coaches should have completed the HU- ONLINE Checking course.

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Coach Clinic - Coach 2Oct 14$136

Coach Clinic - Coach 2

October 14, 2020 / Holy Trinity Academy - Drayton Valley

Prior to attending the in-person Coach 2 - Coach Level course coaches must have completed the HU- ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 course.

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Coach Clinic - Coach 2Oct 21$136

Coach Clinic - Coach 2

October 21, 2020 / Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer

Prior to attending the in-person Coach 2 - Coach Level course coaches must have completed the HU- ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 course.

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Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACHOct 21$136

Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACH

October 21, 2020 / Holy Trinity Academy - Drayton Valley

Coach 1- Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach.

More Information ›     Register Now ›

Coach Clinic - Coach 2Nov 3$136

Coach Clinic - Coach 2

November 03, 2020 / Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer

Prior to attending the in-person Coach 2 - Coach Level course coaches must have completed the HU- ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 course.

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Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACHNov 10$116

Coach 1 - INTRO TO COACH

November 10, 2020 / Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer

Coach 1- Intro to Coach is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach1/2 and is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach.

More Information ›     Register Now ›

Instructional Stream - Checking SkillsNov 12$116

Instructional Stream - Checking Skills

November 12, 2020 / Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer

Prior to attending the in person Checking Skills clinic coaches should have completed the HU- ONLINE Checking course.

More Information ›     Register Now ›