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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Instructional Stream: Skating 1Nov 21

Instructional Stream: Skating 1

November 21, 2017 / Bold Centre - Lac la Biche

The Instructional Steam-Skating course will consist of two parts. One classroom session and one on-ice session. Please be sure to bring with you your Helmet, Gloves, Skates and Stick, as well as , any writing material you may need for the classroom portion of the clinic. This clinic is provided free of charge.

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Instructional Stream: Skating 1Nov 21

Instructional Stream: Skating 1

November 21, 2017 / Oliver Arena

The Instructional Steam-Skating course will consist of two parts. One classroom session and one on-ice session. Please be sure to bring with you your Helmet, Gloves, Skates and Stick, as well as , any writing material you may need for the classroom portion of the clinic. This clinic is provided free of charge.

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Coach Professional Development SeminarNov 21

Teaching Speed and Transition (Fran Gow)

November 21, 2017 / Hounds Social Room - Medicine Hat

Professional Development Seminars are designed to further enhance a coaches learning opportunities through engaging, specific sessions.

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Instructional Stream: Goaltending 1Nov 27

Instructional Stream: Goaltending 1

November 27, 2017 / Olds Sportsplex

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 Professional Development SeminarNov 27

Team Building and Leadership Development with Hockey Canada’s Josh Hoetmer

November 27, 2017 / Nicholas Sheran Arena - Lethbridge

Professional Development Seminars are designed to further enhance a coaches learning opportunities through engaging, specific sessions.

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Coach Professional Development SeminarNov 28

Team Building and Leadership Development with Hockey Canada’s Josh Hoetmer

November 28, 2017 / Hounds Social Room - Medicine Hat

Professional Development Seminars are designed to further enhance a coaches learning opportunities through engaging, specific sessions.

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Instructional Stream: Developing Defensemen 1Nov 28

Instructional Stream: Developing Defensemen 1

November 28, 2017 / Oliver Arena

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

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Instructional Stream: Small Area GamesDec 11

Instructional Stream: Small Area Games

December 11, 2017 / Olds Sportsplex

Want to learn how to better teach small-area skills? Hockey Alberta is offering free Small Area Clinics for minor hockey coaches across Alberta.

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Instructional Stream: Skills 1Dec 12

Instructional Stream: Skills 1

December 12, 2017 / Oliver Arena

The Instructional Stream Clinic – Skills includes both an in-class and on-ice session. Full attendance at both sessions is required for completion of the clinic. Please bring with you your skates, CSA approved helmet, stick, gloves, and pen/paper. It is encouraged to bring with you any technology that you feel can be helpful teaching skills to players. (ie. iPad/iPhone ) This clinic is provided FREE of charge.

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Instructional Stream: Goaltending 1Dec 19

Instructional Stream: Goaltending 1

December 19, 2017 / Oliver Arena

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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Instructional Stream: Small Area GamesJan 9

Instructional Stream: Small Area Games

January 09, 2018 / Oliver Arena

Want to learn how to better teach small-area skills? Hockey Alberta is offering free Small Area Clinics for minor hockey coaches across Alberta.

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Instructional Stream: Developing Defensemen 1Jan 15

Instructional Stream: Developing Defensemen 1

January 15, 2018 / Olds Sportsplex

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

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Instructional Stream: Skating 1Jan 16

Instructional Stream: Skating 1

January 16, 2018 / Oliver Arena

The Instructional Steam-Skating course will consist of two parts. One classroom session and one on-ice session. Please be sure to bring with you your Helmet, Gloves, Skates and Stick, as well as , any writing material you may need for the classroom portion of the clinic. This clinic is provided free of charge.

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Instructional Stream: Developing Defensemen 1Jan 23

Instructional Stream: Developing Defensemen 1

January 23, 2018 / Oliver Arena

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

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Instructional Stream: Skills 1Jan 30

Instructional Stream: Skills 1

January 30, 2018 / Oliver Arena

The Instructional Stream Clinic – Skills includes both an in-class and on-ice session. Full attendance at both sessions is required for completion of the clinic. Please bring with you your skates, CSA approved helmet, stick, gloves, and pen/paper. It is encouraged to bring with you any technology that you feel can be helpful teaching skills to players. (ie. iPad/iPhone ) This clinic is provided FREE of charge.

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