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Future Leaders Development Program

Applications for the 2024 Future Leaders program are now open.

The Future Leader Development Program is designed to develop and train post-secondary students in coaching hockey. Areas of focus include proper instruction, administration, leadership, technical and tactical skills in hockey, so that the Future Leaders can carry those skills into our communities.

Selected Future Leaders start with a weekend session where they are trained and mentored on and off ice through classroom sessions that include skill development, leadership, team building, mental performance and off ice training. Along with classroom sessions and tasks, Future Leaders will work with a mentor to plan and deliver on-ice sessions. The Future Leaders Development Program helps to provide a base of enthusiastic coaches that will play an active role in Hockey Alberta programs and within their communities for years to come.

Included in the Future Leaders Development weekend is:

  • Meals and accommodations.
  • Hockey Alberta track suit and apparel package.
  • Coach resources.
  • National Coaching Certification Program - Coach Level 2 - Trained Status.
  • Scholarship opportunities.

Following the Future Leader Development weekend, eight future leaders will be invited to work with a Team Alberta U16/U18 programs. In addition, four future leaders will also be invited to work the HP1 U17 Elite Development Camp. The provincial camps provide a second stage of coaching development in practice and game settings, along with an opportunity to work with Alberta’s best athletes at the U16/U17/U18 level. All future leaders who participate in a summer camp are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. There is also an opportunity for three Future Leaders to receive an additional scholarship for achieving distinguished status.

Since the Future Leaders Scholarship program was established in 1998, Hockey Alberta Foundation has invested annually in the development of great leaders for the future of the game and our communities in Alberta. The scholarship program operates in alignment with the Future Leaders Development Program, which focuses on educating and training our post-secondary student coaches to be strong and effective on-ice leaders.

For additional information, view the program video below:

For more information: please contact Stephen Pattison, Manager, Coach Development


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