Coaching Sledge Hockey

Sledge Hockey is open to both male and female able-bodied and disabled players of all ages. It is a sport that everyone can play. The program is divided into Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions. The sledge hockey season runs from October through April.


Program Information

Edmonton Adaptive Sports Association

Sharon Veeneman, Team Manager
Email: info@edmontonadaptivesports.ca
Website: www.edmontonadaptivesports.ca

Edmonton Sled Hockey Club

Drew MacRae, President
Email: eshcboard@gmail.com
Website: www.eshc.ca

Paralympic Sports Association

Stephanie Fleming, Program Coordinator
Email: sports@parasports.net
Website: www.parasports.net

Calgary Sledge Hockey Association

General Inquiries
Email: info@calgarysledgehockey.ca
Website: www.calgarysledgehockey.ca

Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association

Emily Van Amstel, Program Coordinator
Email: info@gpwolverines.com
Website: www.gpwolverines.com

Medicine Hat Adaptive Sport & Recreation

Tara Chisholm, Program Coordinator
Email: tara@parasports.net
Website: www.mhasr.com

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Kick off the Sledge Hockey season in Red Deer!

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is kicking off the 2019-20 season with a two-day Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp and a Sledge Hockey Coach 2 - Coach Level Clinic at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on September 21 & 22.


Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp

Designed to accommodate players of all ages and skill levels, the camp will feature a unique combination of on-ice and off-ice skill development, an equipment session, and a game-play session for new and returning sledge hockey players.

The camp will be led by Canada’s Women’s National Para-Ice Hockey team Head Coach, Tara Chisholm. With a Masters in Adapted Physical Activity, Tara is a part-time Kinesiology instructor at Medicine Hat College and is very passionate about teaching and truly understanding what skills are required in sledge hockey while at the same time making sure the players are having fun!

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Sledge Hockey Coach 2 - Coach Level Clinic

***This clinic is Sledge Hockey Specific ***

Coach 2 - Coach Level is the in-person component to follow up the HU-ONLINE Coach 1/2. It emphasizes basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game. As part of your registration each coach will be granted access to the Hockey Canada Network App that will provide yearly practice plans, videos and additional coaching resources.

The cost for this clinic is $136.00 + GST and payment will only be accepted online. *Refunds will only be given up to 72 hours in advance less a $30 administration fee.*

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Sledge Coaching Requirements

Sledge Hockey Clubs must ensure that all teams and/or programs meet the requirements outlined in the Hockey Alberta Regulations for the current season. Any team / programs that does not meet the requirements outlined within the Hockey Alberta Regulations is not eligible and therefore is not able to participate in sanctioned games.

Once the certification deadline passes, any team / program that does not meet the required certifications for their Team Officials will be notified that they are ineligible to participate until they have obtained the proper certifications.

Coach 2 – Coach Level

  • Head Coach is required, Assistant coaches are recommended
  • HU-ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 is the starting online component, required to be finished before beginning the in-person course
  • Coach 2 – Coach Level is the 6 hour in-person portion (includes classroom session and on-ice session)

Respect in Sport – Activity Leader

  • All team officials must have this completed (if players under the age of 18 are registered and/or affiliated to the team/program)
  • To be completed before first session with team

Safety

  • One Team Official
  • Completed online HU-ONLINE Safety

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For more information, please contact Allison Marriott, Coordinator, Operations