Coach Development


*Updated November 12th 2019*

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

Branch Development Clinics

Defending and Checking on November 20th through Hockey Alberta.  Please register here

NCCP Coach Clinics

We are not offering any other courses for the 2019/2020 Season.  If you would like to search what Hockey Alberta is offering please click here 

 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

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




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