The SHA will run its biennial NCCP Advanced I Coaching Seminar from Sunday, July 11th to Saturday, July 17th, 2004, at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox. The Seminar will feature technical presentations from some of Saskatchewan and Western Canada’s top University, Major Junior, Junior A, and Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, coaches.
The Advanced I Seminar will again be run at the same time as the SaskFirst Male Summer Camp. However, the SHA is pleased to announce that this year’s Advanced I Seminar will feature an exciting new format! For 2004, the Advanced I Seminar will include not only Player Evaluation tasks within the SaskFirst Summer Camp, but, will see the Advanced I delegates joining the SaskFirst Summer Camp staff in designing and delivering on-ice sessions to the SaskFirst Summer Camp players, coaching the Summer Camp teams during scrimmages, and designing and delivering Team Building activities for the Summer Camp teams! And, as part of Hockey Canada’s transition of the Advanced I program into the new “High Performance I” program, prospective delegates DO NOT have to have previously completed any NCCP certification before applying for the Advanced I Seminar! Instead, applicants’ eligibility for acceptance will be judged on their previous and current High Performance coaching experience!
The SHA’s 2004 NCCP Advanced I Seminar promises to be an excellent interactive, hands-on High Performance coaching development opportunity! The SHA welcomes applications for the Advanced I Seminar from non-SHA coaches. As mentioned above, acceptance is based on the merits of the application against other applicants. Acceptance will be limited to 24 delegates.
Please find attached, an application form for the SHA’s 2004 NCCP Advanced I Seminar. The application form provides information on eligibility requirements, seminar costs, required time commitments, etc. As you will see from the application form, the NCCP Advanced I Seminar is intended for coaches who are coaching High Performance stream hockey -Bantam level or above for Male hockey, and Midget or above for Female Hockey- and who already have significant –a minimum of three years- coaching experience at that level of hockey.
I would ask that you take the time to read through the attached information and consider the possibility of applying for this valuable coaching development opportunity. For more information on the 2004 NCCP Advanced I Seminar, contact SHA Technical Director, Todd Dixon or by telephone at 789-5101.