Friday, December 19, 2014

A Clear Message


 This  poster was created for the NCB Wildcats to read before each game and to post on their dressing room door. The Acrostic poem FIERCE, contains all the messages that coaches want players to be focused on during games. The messages are clear and simple for the girls to process, inspiring work ethic, aggressiveness, teamwork, competition, and respect!

Video of the Week...a Quick Follow Up

GORILLA ARMS! Teaching the Slap Shot

The following  video is a follow up to the slap shot station that I was leading at the, 
"Strictly Scoring" clinic on Monday. Knowing how to perform a skill on the ice is one thing, but teaching your players how to perform it is another. 

The video below is great because you get to see and hear the actual instruction  between coach and player. It gives insight on not only how to break the shot down, but also how to explain it to your players. You can really see the "GORILLA ARMS"! 

Enjoy and we'll see you in the rinks,

The Coach Development Team

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Strictly Scoring Clinic a Huge Success

Thank You

The entire NGHA Coach Development Team would like to extend a huge thank you to all the coaches that attended our Scoring Clinic last night. Your dedication to the development of our girls was front and center again last night as you took time out of your busy lives to grow within our community of coaches. 
Your efforts are greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at our next session in January.  

Plans from last night's clinic are now posted. 

Enjoy and we'll see you in the rinks,
 the Coach Development Team

Monday, December 8, 2014

Picture of the Week

This was sent to us from Victor Bert from MCAA. Not sure what rink it was posted in but I think it's perfect. Great jumping off point for one of the discussion topics during the "Hot Stove" portion of next week's Strictly Scoring coaches clinic. There are still a few spots left so if you aren't signed up yet email to reserve a spot.

The Coach Development Team

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NGHA Coaching Clinic #3- Strictly Scoring

Please join us Monday December 15th at the Nepean Sportsplex 3  for the next in our series of NGHA Coaches Clinics.

During this clinic we will be focused on teaching the fundamental skills, body position, and dynamic movements that contribute to a players ability to score. Focusing on where to go, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive in a scoring situation will be demonstrated using simple drill set ups that focus on game situations and skill repetition.

Some of the individual skills we will focus on are shooting, pass receiving, body position, battling for space, moving to open & tight spaces,  puck handling in tight spaces, and puck protection.
Again, this is a great clinic not only for head coaches, but for all assistant coaches and on ice staff to attend. These clinics are designed to help the learning of coachesall levels and age ranges and we strongly encourage increased participation from our competitive stream of coaches.If you cannot attend, please send a representative from your staff. 
Prior to the on-ice session we would like to lead a "Hot Stove" discussion addressing issues our NGHA coaches face throughout the course of a season. 

***Unlike previous clinics we will be capping the number of coaches at the first 50 to sign up. 

To be included please be sure to:
  1. Let us know you will be coming by emailing ASAP
  2. Arrive at the Sportsplex by 8:25
  3. Bring your gear because you will be going on the ice
See you December 15th,
Coach Development Team