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Mentorship

Hockey Manitoba in conjunction with Hockey Canada’s National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP) are proud to offer our coaches the opportunity to add extra-curricular qualifications to their coaching resumes.

The Instructional Stream is a series of clinics that assist coaches and players in developing the skills required to play the game. The focus of these clinics is to assist the coach in developing the knowledge and skills to teach and develop age-appropriate skills (based upon Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development model).

Our Instructional Stream Clinics are attended by coaches from Initiation all the way to Junior A and beyond. All clinics are free of charge to coaches courtesy of Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada’s National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP).

Helmets are mandatory for all on-ice sessions, and participants are reminded to bring skates, sticks, and gloves.

Instructional Stream Clinics

Developing Skilled Defencemen

The Instructional Stream - Developing Defencemen 1 clinic is designed to teach coaches how to identify the specific skills that are needed to develop defencemen. This includes individual skills and tactical skills such as skating concepts, breakout basics, regroup, neutral zone play, defensive zone play, transitions and shooting. Coaches will also learn how to implement this specific skill development into their drill designs, practice plans and yearly plan. Coaches that attend this clinic will receive credit on their eHockey profile stating they are trained as a Level 1 Instructor of Developing Defenceman.

Puck Control

The Puck Control clinic is part of the Instructional Stream – Skills 1. This clinic covers the fundamental skills necessary for teaching puck control such as stick handling, separation, puck protection and body positioning. This clinic will also cover some more advanced skills such as deception techniques, toe drags and 360 spin moves. Coaches will also learn how to implement this specific skill development into their drill designs, practice plans and yearly plan. Coaches that attend this clinic will receive credit on their eHockey profile stating they are trained as a Level 1 Instructor of Skills.

Shooting & Scoring

The Shooting and Scoring clinic is part of the Instructional Stream – Skills 1. This clinic will teach coaches skills and techniques that lead to creating more scoring opportunities for their players. The skills and techniques being covered include the explanation of different shot types, changing the point of attack, positioning, one-timers, net drives, low plays, breakaways, quick release, deflections, screens and rebounds. Coaches will also learn how to implement this specific skill development into their drill designs, practice plans and yearly plan. Coaches that attend this clinic will receive credit on their eHockey profile stating they are trained as a Level 1 Instructor of Skills.

Initiation/Novice Skating

The Instructional Stream – Initiation / Novice Skating clinic was developed right here in Manitoba by our Master Mentor Coach, Bob Caldwell. The clinic was created to help coaches learn how to teach skating to players 8 years old and under in a progressive manner, building from simple skills to more complex. The skills this clinic will focus on include stance, starting and stopping, gliding, edge control, stride, crossovers, backwards skating, pivots and transitions. Coaches will receive credit on their eHockey profile for attending the clinic.

Skating

The Instructional Stream – Skating 1 clinic is designed to teach coaches the foundational skills and skating concepts required to develop skilled skaters. This all starts with the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination. The foundational skills and concepts being covered in this clinic will include stance and balance, forward stride, forward crossovers, stops, backward stride, backward crossovers, turning, transitioning, pivot skills and quick feet. Coaches will also learn how to implement this specific skill development into their drill designs, practice plans and yearly plan. Coaches that attend this clinic will receive credit on their eHockey profile stating they are trained as a Level 1 Instructor of Skating.

Competitive Small Area Games

The Instructional Stream – Small Area Games clinic helps coaches design practices that utilize fast-paced competitive drills that are done in a smaller than normal playing area, otherwise known as small area games. These drills are designed to simulate possible game-like situations that players can experience and learn from. This style of drills are trending upward and will help coaches attract, develop and maintain kids in the sport of hockey. Coaches will learn how to implement these small area games into their practice plans and yearly plan. Coaches that attend this clinic will receive credit on their eHockey profile stating they are trained as a Level 1 Instructor of Small Area Games.

Coaching Goaltenders

The Instructional Stream – Goaltending 1 clinic was designed to help coaches learn how to teach skills to their goaltenders of all ages in a progressive manner. This clinic will emphasize three important areas; Physical, Mental and Hockey Sense. Some of the skills specifically being covered include flexibility, hand-eye coordination, short term memory, managing pressures, anticipation, reading plays, save selection and reading the release. Coaches will learn how to implement these skills into their drills, practice plans and yearly plan to help improve the development of their goalies. Coaches that attend this clinic will receive credit on their eHockey profile stating they are trained as a Level 1 Instructor of Goaltending.

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CONTACTS

Bob Caldwell – Master Mentor, Hockey Manitoba
Erikson Solnes – Coordinator, Coach Development
Bernie Reichardt – Director, Hockey Development