NEWS: SIH announce coaching seminar

NEWS: SIH announce coaching seminar


SCOTTISH ICE HOCKEY, in conjunction with Ice Hockey UK are delighted to announce they will be running a two-day seminar this weekend, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2015.

The theme of the seminar is “Teaching Coaches how to teach Basic Skills” and guest speakers for the event are Hockey Canada’s Director of Hockey Development Programme, Corey McNabb and their Chairman of Athletic Development Committee and Master Mentor, Bob Caldwell.

McNabb has been a senior manager, coach and player development for Hockey Canada since 1999 and has coached at all levels from novice to Midget AAA in his career, with an impressive CV to his name.

Caldwell has coached every age category from IP to AAA midget in the last 40 years as well as been in charge of the Polish U18 national team.

He’s also mentored at IIHF Conferences in Finland and in Romanian ice hockey, among a long list of roles he has fulfilled.

The majority of the weekend will be in classroom form, but there will be an on-ice session on Sunday afternoon, with both days running from 9am till 4pm.

SIH chairman David Hand is looking forward to hosting the event and was pleased to get the two guest speakers on board.

He said: “It gives me great pleasure to hold this seminar and it further emphasises how much we’re keen to learn about the game and use that knowledge to help in developing the game.

“Getting Corey and Bob on board gives it extra gravitas and I know from speaking to the guys organising the event as well as the coaches attending that they’re looking forward to hearing what they have to say.

“On that note, I want to thank Steven Lynch, SIH’s National Program Coaching Coordinator and Jim Watson, SIH’s head coach for helping to put this seminar together.

“It’s certainly going to be an enjoyable weekend and one all of us will get something from I’m sure.”

The timetable for events are as follows:

· 9am – Welcome & Ice Breaker.
· 9.30 – Hockey Canada General Hockey Development Philosophy & Long term Athlete Development.
· 11.15 – Comfort Break.
· 11.30 – Teaching Coaches how to teach Skating.
· 13.15 – Lunch
· 14.00 – Teaching Coaches how to teach Skills.
· 16.00 – End of Day

· 9am – Developing Defencemen.
· 10.45 – Comfort break.
· 11am – Small Area Games.
· 12.45 – Comfort Break.
· 13.00 – Understanding Players “Real Time” in practise.
· 14.30 – On Ice Session.
· 15.45 Questions & Answers.
· 16.00/16.30 – End of Seminar.

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