Hockey Canada B.C. Hockey Hockey Alberta Hockey Saskatchewan Hockey Manitoba Hockey Northwestern Ontario Ontario Hockey Federation Hockey Eastern Ontario Hockey Quebec Hockey New Brunswick Hockey P.E.I. Hockey Nova Scotia Hockey Newfoundland Hockey North

Development 1

Development 1 is a requirement for any Head Coaches that are coaching Junior B, Senior AAA and the Manitoba Games. Development 1 is also required for any Assistant Coaches that are coaching Under-15 AAA, Female Under-15 AAA/AA, Under-18 AAA, Sports Schools, Junior A and Team Manitoba (POE). If you are not Head Coaching one of these age categories please consult the Coach Requirements page to find the appropriate level of training for your age category.

The main focus of this training program is to educate coaches on communication, team building, technical skills, athletic abilities, individual skills and tactics, team tactics, drill design, progressions, practice planning, seasonal planning, goaltending and safety. In addition, the Development 1 clinic will also include training on Making Ethical Decisions (MED). Coaches must successfully complete the MED online evaluation to become certified with the Coaching Association of Canada.


Development 1 is a 3-step process consisting of an online course, an in-person clinic and an online evaluation. All components MUST be completed by December 1st of the current hockey season. Below the detailed steps to assist you in registration: