Coach Development


*Updated October 9th 2020*


We are proud to offer the first Zoom coach development seaaion for the year.  Please click on the poster for more information.  The session is hosted By Mike McGinnis through Hockey Alberta.  In order to register, please fill out the Registration Link via Google forms and the invite will be sent to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrew at 780-242-2572


All on ice clinics will require a helmet, Gloves, Stick, Skates and a Tracksuit. Please bring a notepad for the in class sessions.

NCCP Coach Clinics

We are again offering certification courses within St. Albert.  The links below are required to register for only the St Albert dates for Coach 1, 2 and Checking.  All other courses that Hockey Alberta offers in the region are open to any coach within the province.  If the dates that are offered in St Albert do not work for you please click here




Classroom  Facility

Class Time

Ice Facility

Ice Time






Reliance (21 Max)






Coach 1 

Reliance (21 Max)





Checking -

Coach 1 -

 Player Development Sessions With 200 Hockey

Wade Burt with Hockey 200 will be visiting each team throughout the year.  As discussed during the coach meetings, Wade will work with the needs of any team.  As these are shared sessions with another team, please contact the other head coach and ensure that they are ok with altering the standard plan.  When an agreement has occurred, please contact Wade at to discuss the change.  Please contact him at least a week prior to your development session.  Here are some generic plans for Novice/Atom and Pewee/Bantam.  

Any questions, please contact me at or 780-242-2572

Yearly Planning

Yearly plans are the basis for goals that you have established for your team.  Some coaches come up with fancy excel spreadsheets and others type up a basic word document.  When it comes down to it, any plan is better than no plan!  There are so many examples on the net of how coaches have planned out their year.  Hockey Canada has templates as well but most of these examples are directed at the high performance for Bantam and above.  Don't feel as though you need to be a computer wizard to accomplish this goal.  Start with the following basics.  

1.  Decide on your Coach philosophy

2. Evaluate your players and goaltenders to establish a starting point.  Use these results to develop your practice plans for the first few months.  

3.  Develop a plan of attack using the skills specific to the age category established by Hockey Canada (Click here) Stick with process based results vs results based planning.

4.  Set monthly, mid season and end of season goals for your team.  

5. Document this and discuss this with your coaching staff, ask for input!

6.  Remember that this plan is not set in stone.  If it needs to be updated, modified or scrapped altogether don't feel bad.  If it's not working for the team, change something.

7.  Don't feel as though you need to have a different set of drills for each practice.  Especially at the younger ages, choose drills that will work on the items that you identified as skills needing work.  Chose the drills that have progression and that will be appropriate for the age you are coaching.  


For the full ice printable practice planner click here

For the half ice printable practice planner click here

 Development Team Contact

Umberto Fiorillo



SAMHA Sponsors

RAMP Registration

Join thousands of association partners using RAMP Registration Solutions.

Get Started

RAMP Official Assigning

#1 with Officials...for very good reasons.

Get Started

RAMP Websites

Manage your identity from the palm of your hand to the top of your desk.

Get Started

RAMP Team App

Keep your coaches, parents, athletes, and fans connected, seamlessly.

Get Started