Coaching Program Overview
Hockey Canada’s National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) is a competency-based program. The program enables coaches to build their coaching tools and knowledge of the game, so they can work effectively with their players.
Coaches enter into a ‘stream’ of coaching by taking part in clinics that are relative to the athletes that they are working with.
Working with community and recreational teams. Novice-Atom House League.
Working with Provincial and Regional teams. Peewee-Midget AA-D.
High Performance Stream
Working with National and International teams. Peewee-Midget AAA and Junior.
For further information on Hockey Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program, click here.
Hockey Canada Skills Pyramid – Player Development Guidelines
U7 - 85% Technical skills • 15% Individual tactics
U9 - 75% Technical skills • 15% Individual tactics • 10% • Team tactics
U11 - 50% Technical skills • 20% Individual tactics • 15% • Team tactics • 10 % Team play • 5% Strategy
U13 - 45% Technical skills • 20% Individual tactics • 15% • Team tactics • 10 % Team play • 5% Strategy
U15 - 40% Technical skills • 15% Individual tactics • 20% • Team tactics • 15 % Team play • 10% Strategy
U18 - 35% Technical skills • 20% Individual tactics • 20% • Team tactics • 15 % Team play • 10% Strategy
The HC National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP) is an educational program developed by Hockey Canada and delivered by the 13 Member Branches to ensure the mentoring of recreational, developmental and high performance coaches so they can obtain the necessary skills to become effective teachers, leaders and organizers. Coaches, officials, parents and more importantly, the player all benefit from the NCMP. The program offers mentor coach training at the volunteer and professional levels of the program.
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