Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Coach Stream Certification Being Offered By KGHA

Hello Coaches,

The KGHA will be hosting the Hockey Canada certification clinic for Coach Stream on November 1, 2014. 

To sign up, please email Derek Stoparczyk at 

 This is the last Coach Stream Clinic being offered this year in the Ottawa area.

Please let me know if you still require your certification for the position you hold this season and are not able to complete it by December 1st.

See you in the rink,

Ali Speer
Director of Coach Development

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


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Big Thanks

A big thank you to Greg Bowles and his entire team for the development and presentation of this year's first NGHA Coaches Clinic. Excellent delivery of the key factors in developing and implementing a high level practice, as well as the valuable teaching and relationship building that goes into a positive team experience.

Thanks as well to the twenty plus NGHA Coaches that took time out of their busy schedules to attend last night's clinic. We are glad you had some time to chat and share some of your own coaching insights and experiences with your fellow coaches.
We hope that through Greg's practice you were able to observe what all of your coaching dedication and hard work will eventually look like when your now Novice, Atom and Peewee players end up in Midget.

We thank you all again for your participation and look forward to seeing you next month.
FYI, topics for upcoming clinics are being discussed and developed throughout the month. If you have any ideas for upcoming clinics that you would find valuable please leave a comment on the posting.
Any positive comments you have about last night's clinic are also welcome and are encouraged.

See you in the rink!
Coach Development Team

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hello Coaches.
Please send a quick email to  to confirm you attendance for the upcoming coach clinic on Monday October 20th. Please make sure to indicate your team level in your email.
Coach Development Team

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hello NGHA Coaches! 
Our NGHA Coach Development Sessions are right around the corner and we wanted to get dates and times out to you so that you could plan your schedules accordingly.

We will be offering the first in a set of several coaching clinics on Monday, 20 October from 8:00-10:30 PM at the Nepean Sportsplex - Rink 3.  These sessions are aimed at exposing coaches of all levels to various concepts and applications that can be applied / scaled to all player levels.

The first session will focus on "Practice Organization and Efficiency" and will be presented by Greg Bowles, Head Coach of the Nepean Wildcats Midget AA team.  While most of the topics in this first session will be described in terms of a Midget application, emphasis will be placed on explaining how these can be scaled appropriately for use at all levels.

Clinic topics will include:
  • Off Ice Dynamic Warm-Up
  • Technical / Tactical Walk-Throughs
  • Video and/or Conditioning Sessions
  • Pre-Practice Coach's Briefing and Objective Review
  • Standardized Team Drill Sets / Theme Based Practices / Progression
  • Skill Development / Flow Drills
  • Conditioning / High Tempo / High Repetition
  • Set Pieces / Systems / Special Teams

Clinic Outline / Schedule:
  • 7:45-8:00 PM - Arrival
  • 8:00-8:30 PM - Brief Introduction / Dynamic Warm-Up / Walk-Through
  • 8:30-8:50 PM - Coach Practice Brief (Players Dress)
  • 9:00-10:20 PM - Practice / Clinic
  • 10:30-10:45 PM - Questions / Answers

  • Monday November 17, 2014
  • Monday December 15, 2014
  • Monday January 19, 2015
  • Monday February 23, 2015
*All of the above clinics will be held at the Nepean Sportsplex-Rink #3 from 9-10:30 PM, although an earlier arrival time may be needed for clinic introduction sessions.
Clinic topics will be posted on the NGHA Coach Development Database ASAP. 

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