Friday, December 30, 2016

Coach Dev Sessions 2017

Hey all,   

Ron Graham will be presenting 2 Coach Development sessions for the new year.  These sessions are available to all NGHA coaches and their coaching staffs, so please extend the invitation!  

Please contact Ron if you are planning to attend at:
Date: Jan. 16th
8- 8:50 pm - Off Ice
9-10:30 pm On Ice Splex 2
Topic - Learning, Teaching, and Developing Creatyivity
NOTE: Coaches will be going on ice

Date: January 30th
8- 8:50 pm - Off Ice
9-10:30 pm On Ice Splex 2
Topic: Planning and Developing an Effective Practice
NOTE: Coaches will be observing an NGHA practice 

NGHA Coach Development Team

Friday, May 20, 2016

2nd Annual NGHA Golf Tournament

Last Call!

NGHA Wildcats 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Want to support two great causes and have fun doing it?

Come play in the NGHA Wildcats 2nd annual Golf Tournament in support of the
Mary Lou Zywicki Bursary, helping NGHA players financially who are continuing their academics at College or University; and the NGHA Financial Assistance Programassisting families with financial help for their daughters to play in NGHA.

Book the date of Friday, May 27th1pm Shotgun, at Manderley on the Green Golf Course, just 5 minutes from Barrhaven.  Cost is only $100 per player and entries can be paid online through the link listed below.  Lots of great prizes, on course contests and great company!

For any questions or if you would like to donate a prize please email,


Monday, May 16, 2016

Scoring Next Season Starts This Summer

Great post about the benefits of working on velocity when shooting. Shoot hard and you'll score more. This can definitely be a focus for players both on the driveway and on the ice.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hockey Canada Coach 1 & Coach 2 certification clinics @ Carleton U

The Ottawa Centre Minor Hockey Association is hosting a Hockey Canada Coach 1 and Coach 2 certification course

Both will be held at Carleton University Ice House 

Coach 1 – April 16th

Coach 2 – April 17th (must do online HU prerequisite first , about 5 hrs)

If you have folks that want to get their certifications out of the way before next season starts this is a good time to do it.

OCMHA is happy to invite any NGHA members that may want to take either of these courses to register.

They can register using the following link (through the Hockey Canada website )

Friday, February 26, 2016

Coaching Female Athletes USA Hockey...An essential for your coaching file

Thanks to Jason Seymour for passing this comprehensive document from USA Hockey along. A must read, and essential document for your coaching file. I will post a link below and in the Hockey Docs section in the left-hand sidebar.
Big Thanks Jason!

link to: Coaching Female Athletes USA Hockey

How Effective is Your Coaching?

Excellent post to use as a self evaluation of your coaching style and techniques....

link to: How effective is your coaching?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hockey in Sweden

Thanks to Les Banks for forwarding this article about hockey in Sweden as described by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lots of insight and perspective on the game we love...
 Hockey in Sweden article link

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Great Article... Creating the Mindset of a Top Scorer

Great article to help you change the culture of your coaching and create players willing to take this!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another Amazing Turn Out!

Another great session Monday night. Big thanks to all our great coaches, who once again exhibit amazing dedication and commitment to the development of girl's hockey.

Posted in the right hand sidebar are links to the Strictly Scoring plans, as well as previous clinic plans. I will post some videos soon.

See you in the rinks,
The Coach Dev Team

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Strictly Scoring

Please join us Monday January11th @ Nepean Sportsplex 3 from 
8:30-10:30 PM 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 coaches at all 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. 

***As per previous clinics we will be capping the number of coaches at the first 40 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 on January 11th,
The Coach Development Team