Instructional Stream Coach 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 Workshop Series - Where Do Goals Come From?

December 05, 2016 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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Free Instructional Stream: GoaltendingDec 5

Free Instructional Stream: Goaltender - Lac la Biche

December 05, 2016 / Bold Centre - Lac la Biche

Want to learn how to better develop your Goalies? Hockey Alberta is offering free Goaltending Clinics for minor hockey coaches across Alberta.

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Coach Workshop Series - Where Do Goals Come From?

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AJHL Game Day Speaker Series - Canmore Eagles

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Free Instructional Stream: GoaltendingDec 8

Free Instructional Stream: Goaltender - Drumheller

December 08, 2016 / Drumheller Memorial Arena - Drumheller

Want to learn how to better develop your Goalies? Hockey Alberta is offering free Goaltending Clinics for minor hockey coaches across Alberta.

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Free Instructional Stream: GoaltendingDec 8

Free Instructional Stream: Goaltender - Calmar

December 08, 2016 / Calmar Curling Club & Community Centre

Want to learn how to better develop your Goalies? Hockey Alberta is offering free Goaltending Clinics for minor hockey coaches across Alberta.

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Coach Workshop Series - Goaltending Skills and Development

December 12, 2016 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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Free Instructional Stream: GoaltendingDec 12

Free Instructional Stream: Goaltending

December 12, 2016 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

Want to learn how to better develop your Goalies? Hockey Alberta is offering free Goaltending Clinics for minor hockey coaches across Alberta.

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Rebels Game Day Coaches SeriesDec 13$40

Rebels Game Day Coaches Series - Rebels vs Blazers

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Coach Workshop Series - Goaltending Skills and DevelopmentDec 13

Coach Workshop Series - Goaltending Skills and Development

December 13, 2016 / Hounds Social Room - Medicine Hat

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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WHL Game Day Speaker Series - Lethbridge HurricanesDec 14$43

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Coach Workshop Series - Developing DefensemenJan 9

Coach Workshop Series - Developing Defensemen

January 09, 2017 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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Coach Workshop Series - Developing DefensemenJan 10

Coach Workshop Series - Developing Defensemen

January 10, 2017 / Hounds Social Room - Medicine Hat

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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AJHL Game Day Speaker Series - Camrose KodiaksJan 17$40

AJHL Game Day Speaker Series - Kodiaks vs Bandits

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Hockey Alberta is proud to partner with the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Camrose Kodiaks to present the AJHL Game Day Speaker Series for local coaches.

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Rebels Game Day Coaches SeriesJan 21$40

Rebels Game Day Coaches Series - Rebels vs Royals

January 21, 2017 / Enmax Centrium - Red Deer

A unique learning opportunity awaits minor hockey coaches in Central Alberta with Hockey Alberta’s new Rebels Game Day Coaches Series.

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Coach Workshop Series - Being and Building LeadersJan 23

Coach Workshop Series - Being and Building Leaders

January 23, 2017 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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Coach Workshop Series - Being and Building LeadersJan 24

Coach Workshop Series - Being and Building Leaders

January 24, 2017 / Hounds Social Room - Medicine Hat

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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Rebels Game Day Coaches SeriesFeb 1$40

Rebels Game Day Coaches Series - Rebels vs Hurricanes

February 01, 2017 / Enmax Centrium - Red Deer

A unique learning opportunity awaits minor hockey coaches in Central Alberta with Hockey Alberta’s new Rebels Game Day Coaches Series.

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WHL Game Day Speaker Series - Lethbridge HurricanesFeb 4$43

WHL Game Day Speaker Series - Lethbridge Hurricanes vs Moose Jaw Warriors

February 04, 2017 / Enmax Centre - Lethbridge

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Coach Workshop Series - Scouting and Player EvaluationFeb 6

Coach Workshop Series - Scouting and Player Evaluation

February 06, 2017 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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Coach Workshop Series - Scouting and Player EvaluationFeb 7

Coach Workshop Series - Scouting and Player Evaluation

February 07, 2017 / Hounds Social Room - Medicine Hat

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, and the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association to offer a series of coach development workshops, hosted by Hockey Alberta’s South Regional Centre.

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