Coaching Resources


Below you will find some useful information for all coaches. Click on the links below for more detail.

Changing the Game Project:  Children Become The Messages They Hear The Most - An Article by John O'Sullivan

Coach Certification - For steps on how to become a USA Hockey Certified Coach, click here


USA Hockey Mobile Coach App - Take USA Hockey's coaching materials to the rink, on the road, or wherever else you wish with the USA Hockey Mobile Coach. Find practice plans, skills manuals, videos, a mobile rulebook, and more. Click here for more information and to download the app to your mobile device.


USA Hockey Goaltending Website - Click here to access the USA Hockey Goaltending Website


Goalie Handbook - Click here to access the Coaches Goaltending Handbook.


Goalie Drills - Click on any of the links below or Click here for some sample goalie practice plans. 


       Organizational Drill Set 1.0, Small Adjustments 


      Organizational Drill Set 2.0, Gloves and Stick


      Organizational Drill Set 3.0, Recovery


      Organizational Drill Set 4.0, Rushes and Breakaways


      Organizational Drill Set 5.0, Screens



Coaching Practice Plans - Click here for some sample practice plans coaches can use for ideas on breaking up the ice. 


Mite Cross Ice - Learn more about cross-ice practice planning at the mite level.  Cross Ice Program, by USA Hockey.

Coaching Pyramid - Click here to see the Pyramid of Coaching. 

Power Skating - Click here to see the Laura Stamm Power Stride technique.


Concussion?  Please see the Concussion Safety Page and the Return to Play Guidelines 


Download the Concussion Recognition and Response App for your Smart Phone


Inclement Weather Policy: Please click here to review the Inclement Weather Policy

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