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2017-2018 Development Opportunities for AMHA Coaches

AMHA is teaming up with Hockey Alberta to offer the following coaching development sessions prior to the holiday break.  All of the sessions are being offered FREE for AMHA coaches.

Please find below each description the Hockey Canada e-registration link.  That way they will always be accredited to your HRC account.

Please share this information with all of your assistant coaches.  We would like to show Hockey Alberta that we have a strong contingent of coaches at these development sessions.  That way they will not open it up to Calgary and area coaches.

Tuesday November 28 

Game and Bench Management

Preparation is key in the coaching world. This seminar goes in depth on a variety of game day scenarios that all coaches should consider. Topics include: pre-game prep, game cards, coach responsibilities, team meetings, pre-game/intermission speeches, line changes, line matches, communication from the bench. 

Classroom Session: 5:15 - 6:30pm 

Location: Days Inn Conference room

Coaches can then attend Bison vs. Team Canada Game ($10 additional cost for Bison ticket)

https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=116905

 

Tuesday December 5

Effective Practice Principles 

Practice is the majority of the season and where coaches make a true impact on player development. In every practice, players either get better or they get worse as a result of the coach’s practice. This seminar will identify crucial aspects to ensure all players are benefiting and developing from the coaches practice. 

Classroom Session (Ron Ebessen Boardroom): 7:00 to 8:15pm 

Ice Session (Genesis Place): 8:30 - 9:30pm

https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=116948

 

Tuesday December 12

Confined Space/SAG

Small Area Games Clinic will provide coaches with an understanding of what small area games are, outline the developmental benefits of incorporating them into practice and introduce coaches to a variety of different games that they can take back to their teams. This seminar will also touch on the benefits of Small Space Drills and game like scenario drills and how they can translate into success in your weekend games.

Classroom Session (Ron Ebessen Boardroom): 6:45 to 8:15pm

Ice Session (Genesis Place) 8:30 - 9:30pm

https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=116951 

 

Saturday December 16 (Hometown Hockey Weekend)

Developing Defensemen

Developing Defensemen Clinic will focus on the fundamental skills required of the position: transition skating, escapes and other tactical skating skills, basic breakout and transition habits as well as shooting. This seminar will look to support coaches on creating skilled defensemen in all areas of the ice. 

Classroom Session (Ron Ebessen Boardroom): 10:00 to 11:15am

Ice Session (Genesis Place) 11:45 to 12:45pm 

Coaches can then take in the Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival

https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=116952

 

 Sunday December 17 (Hometown Hockey Weekend)

Creating Offense

Scoring goals is at a premium and is harder than ever with the way the game is now played. This seminar will go into different ways that your team can create offense. Topics will include: cycling, entries, puck possession, support, shooting.

 Classroom Session (Ron Ebessen Boardroom): 10:00 to 11:15am

Ice Session (Genesis Place): 11:45 to 12:45pm

Coaches can then take in the Roger's Hometown Hockey Festival

https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=116954

 

 For all development sessions that have on ice portions please bring the following items:

Skates

Helmet

Gloves

Stick

Any other piece of equipment you feel you will need in order to have a successful event. 

If you have any questions prior to these events, please email darrin@airdriehockey.ca 

 

 

 

 

 

Airdrie Minor Hockey is excited to announce a newly formed partnership between the Association and Global Sport Academy Group.

Global Sport Academy, an Alberta based company develops winning coaches, managers and sports associations by providing innovative and comprehensive educational workshops and resources.

The Academy will provide coach training seminars, individual team mentorship, on ice coach and team support as required throughout the 2017/2018 season.

Check out the demo drills below in the Global Drop Box

 
Check out the creative drills below too!
 
 
     Bugs Bunny Stick Chase - https://parallaxit.wistia.com/medias/efcaepg72k
 
 
 
     Center of the Universe - https://parallaxit.wistia.com/medias/ar4wnfi6x8
 

 

 

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The Incredibly Massive Importance Of Play

Listen to a conversation between John O'Sullivan and Rob Kerr, RIGHT HERE!

 

 

 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Airdrie, June 7th, 2016

Airdrie Minor Hockey is excited to announce a newly formed partnership between the Association and Global Sport Academy Group.

Global Sport Academy, an Alberta based company develops winning coaches, managers and sports associations by providing innovative and comprehensive educational workshops and resources.

The Academy will provide coach training seminars, individual team mentorship, on ice coach and team support as required throughout the 2016/2017 season.

“The partnership is an extension of our current coach development program that has been in place over the course of the past 5 seasons,” says Jason Pisarczyk, AMHA’s vice president of programs. “We believe that if we can support, educate and encourage our coaches, our athletes will naturally develop both as hockey players and citizens,” he continues.

In addition to coach support, Airdrie Minor Hockey will also be placing focus on helping parents navigate their player’s hockey future thru parent seminars and an awareness campaign geared towards bringing your best behaviors to the rink. “Hockey is an emotional sport, we hear this phrase a lot- but simply because hockey is emotional, doesn’t mean parents and players negative behaviors should be overlooked,” says Stacey Carefoot, AMHA operations manager. “We are no longer accepting the old stereotypes of the hockey parent or the hockey community,” she continues. “This sport is filled with bright, respectful and hardworking players and families and we want that to become the new stereotype if not for all of hockey, at least for hockey in Airdrie.”

“Global Sport Academy Group is ecstatic to partner with a progressive and forward thinking organization like Airdrie Minor Hockey Association. There is a revolution occurring in youth sports and to have the opportunity to work with an association that is on leading edge of this curve and change is very exciting,” says Mark Maloney, CEO of Global. “Our goal is to assist in the enhancement of quality of coaching and at the same time better educate the parents in their journey through the hockey experience. The hope in the end is that we are able to re-define the hockey experience for all players, at all levels, and have them hooked on hockey and sport for life.”

Guest speaker and Author John O’Sullivan will be featured during AMHAs parent information sessions which will be held on Sunday October 16th throughout the day, both at the rink and at The Bert Church Theatre.  O’Sullivan is best known for being the author of the #1 bestselling books Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids and Is it Wise to Specialize?

“We are excited to have a speaker of this caliber come to Airdrie to present to our parents and association leaders. We hope to make it convenient enough to have representation from each hockey family attend at least one of his talks throughout the day,” says Carefoot. Specifics on O’Sullivan will be released closer to the start of the season.

For more information check out the AMHA website at www.airdriehockey.ca & Global Sport Academy Group http://globalsportacademygroup.com/

Stacey Carefoot

AMHA Operations Manager

amhaops@telus.net

Mark Maloney

Global Sport Academy

mmaloney@globalsportacademygroup.com

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