Hockey Manitoba is pleased to introduce the Hockey Manitoba Coach Development Campto be hosted July 6-10, 2010 in Winnipeg.This is a new hockey development initiative and special event that is dedicated to the betterment of our coaches and therefore our players of this province. The confirmed special guest coach of the event will be former NHL and Team Canada coach, Andy Murray.
From grassroots to elite coaches, young or old, men and women alike, the Coach Development Camp offers a variety of development opportunities for all coaches. A hockey development philosophy is that "better coaches equals better players" and with that commitment in mind Hockey Manitoba intends to truly make this event a special opportunity unlike any other program offered in Canada. The event is structured so that participants may choose from a variety of 4 camp options that best suit their needs and interests as a coach. All options will heavily focus on player skill development and Coach Specialty Clinics, and there will also be an all-female coachcomponent offered as well.
Other specials guests will feature individuals from Hockey Canada, Hockey Manitoba, Hockey Manitoba Coach Mentors, Hockey Manitoba provincial team coaches, elite Midget AAA and Junior coaches, as well as Jari Ruottinnen of the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. The primary location of the camp will be The Rink Training Centre with secondary sites as Max Bell Centre and the Sport for Life Centre.
Another major attraction of the Coach Development Camp will be our Hockey Hot Stove, which is open to the public and members of the media. This will take place on the evening of Thursday, July 8th at Canad Inns Polo Park. A panel comprised of our special guest coaches will discuss a wide-range of topics involving player and coach development as well as take questions from the audience in attendance.
For registration information for the Hockey Hot Stove or our Camp Options please visit our website; www.hockeymanitoba.mb.ca/coachcamp.php.