Online Coach Professional Development

Hockey Alberta is running a series of online coach professional development sessions over the coming months. With a focus on coaches in the minor hockey system, these sessions will cover a number of topics ranging from Hockey I.Q. to coach interviews.



  • All sessions are open to Hockey Alberta members at no cost,
  • Sessions will be hosted on the ZOOM meeting platform.
  • You will need to sign up for a free ZOOM account prior to joining the session.
  • You will receive email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting link 24 hours prior to the start of the session.

If you have did not receive the link 24 hours prior to, or you have questions regarding the sessions, please contact Stephen Pattison - [email protected]

Date Time Topic Description Facilitator Moderator Registration
Thursday, May 28 6:30pm Mental Performance in Sport What is mental performance, and why it is important for coaches to begin a toolbox of awareness. Barry Medori Stephen Pattison View Presentation >
Wednesday, June 3 6:30pm The Fundamentals of Hockey Sense Exploring all pre-requisite skills of hockey I.Q. Mike McGinnis View Presentation >
Thursday, June 11 7:00pm Player Habits This presentation dives into the habits and characteristics that are recommended for players to be successful. These habits can be implemented and taught to all levels of minor hockey players at different stages of age and development. Fran Gow Mike Applegate View Presentation >
Wednesday, June 17 6:30pm 21 Ways to be a Good Teammate This presentation will dive into a different side of the game that coaches need to focus on, how to develop people first and players second. If you can have your players and team understand the value of being a great teammate you will be able to have true success as a coach and I bet you will put up a few more W’s on the ice as well. Jesse Hale Stephen Pattison View Presentation >
Thursday, June 18 6:30pm Being More vs. Doing More (Building a Mental Framework in our Athletes) This webinar will help coaches support the growth and development of their athletes’ mental health and well-being. It will provide practical examples that we can build into our current cultures and team structure that will help build mental skills in our athletes. Jason Wiwad & Tyler Smith Stephen Pattison View Presentation >
Wednesday, June 24 6:30pm D Skills: Developing Gaps Identifying the key skills and mindset to develop gaps for players of all levels: win the gaps, win the game. Alyssa Gagliardi (Carolina Hurricanes) Stephen Pattison View Presentation >