Winnipeg – Hockey Manitoba has received an excellent response for the 2010 Coach Development Camp as two components of the event have already reached capacity. Camp options A & B both have been filled in only 1 week since registration began. Camp options A & B both span over July 9th & 10th which will see over 50 coaches collectively take part in these two development opportunities taking place at The Rink Training Centre. Camp option A will be geared toward coaches involved in elite levels of hockey such as Bantam/Midget AAA and Junior hockey. Meanwhile, camp option B is a course designed to all minor hockey coaches from any level or background.
Despite the A & B options being filled, there are still many other opportunities for coaches to take advantage of. Camp option C is the Women’s Coach Development Day which takes place July 10th at Max Bell Centre. This clinic is a1-day event dedicated to the development of female coaches that is free of charge and will feature Coach Specialty Clinicsand presentations from elite coaches involved in Manitoba’s female hockey scene, as well as representatives from Hockey Canada.
There are also several short clinics under camp option D, which will take place during the evenings of July 6th, 7th & 8th, and also during the day on July 10th. These clinics are mainly the Hockey Manitoba Coach Specialty Clinics which are heavily based on properly educating coaches on how to effectively teach fundamental skills and to identity and correct common errors with young players. All option D clinics are free of charge where coaches may register to attend any of the following; Intro to Fitness & Dryland Training, Finnish Skills & Offensive tactics with Jari Ruottinen, Skating, Puck Control, Small Area Games, and Developing Defensemen.
Another great opportunity that is open to all coaches as well as the public and media is the Hockey Hot Stove which will feature a special guest panel discussing Player & Coach Development. This event has been changed to the evening of Thursday, July 8th from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM. The Hockey Hot Stove will still take place at Canad Inns Polo Park. Special guest headliner in attendance will be former NHL and 3-time World Championship head coach, Andy Murray. Joining Andy on the guest panel will be Jari Ruottinen of the Finnish Ice Hockey Association, representatives from Hockey Canada, as well as other local individuals involved with player & coach development.
To register for the the Coach Development Camp or the Hockey Hot Stove please visit our webpage for more information; www.hockeymanitoba.mb.ca/coachcamp.php.