Grand Valley & District Minor Hockey Association: Coaching

Saturday, August 8

OMHA Develpment Downloads
Coaches check out the information available for download from the OMHA.

Friday, June 24
Coach, Trainer and Speak Out Clinics

Coaching clinics and trainer clinics are scheduled for the 2011-2012 season. If you would like to become a coach or need re-certification it is a good idea to book ASAP and not to leave it to the last minute when the season starts.

2011-2012OMHA Certification Requirements for Coaching are available for download here.

Certification expires after 3 years always on August 31st. Refresher Clinics fill very fast.  If you have taken any programs that qualify under the OMHA Continuing Education Program (CEP) you can send you passport to the OMHA office with applicable fee to have your number updated.  More information on the OMHA CEP program is available here.

Information on the OMHA Trainers Certification is available here.

If you are a new coach, trainer or manager, you will require Prevention Service Certification.   Program Overview

OMHA Development Overview

All available clinics are listed here.

Coach John Wilson's Coaches Corner
Master USA Hockey Coach John Wilson offers lots on this website for coaches, players, parents and fans

Hockey Made Easy
Coaches! Visit this site to find a valuable resource. A great hockey manual written by John Shorey, something all participants in the game will find useful!

Sign to have free hockey tips emailed from John Shorey here.

Coaches Corner @
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Getting tired of running your players through the same drills? Maybe your players are looking to learn something different. Check this site, with lots in their drill database covering all aspects of the game, there is something for everyone.

As a coach, your role is integral in ensuring the kids on your team are learning the fundamentals of the Safe & Fun philosophy. And there's no better way to get started than by downloading your own copy of the Chevrolet Safe & Fun "A Coach's Approach" Manual.

In it you'll find a wealth of valuable coaching information, like:

a beginning coach's primer
value based coaching
a coach's creed
and much more...

Click on the link to get to the Chev Safe & Fun Hockey Site and download your copy now.

Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission
to establish education, training and ethical standards for coaches in Canada.

Skating Tips from Laura Stamm
Visit Laura's site to get some great skating advice. Click on the tips and be sure to check out the archives.

Go to this site to find out more about this hockey training system developed by Ron Dussiaume

Learn more about the Hockey Canada Skills Development Program for Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam & Midget offered through the Hockey Canada.

Eteamz Tips
More Skills and Drills