Coaches Corner (Seaforth Stars Minor Hockey)

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This area is being developed as a resource for our Coaches and other Bench Staff.
We will be working over the next few months to build a comprehensive library to assist you with your on and off ice activities to help you as team leaders.
If you have ideas of what you would like to see here please let us know by emailing [email protected]

Certification Updates

Please be advised of the following information regarding certifications for Team Officials & Referees in the OMHA effective for the 2012-2013 season:

  • Individuals completing Certification Clinics will be issued cards indicating Name, Program Certification, Level of Certification, and Expiry Date, on-site the day of their Clinic. There will be no Certification Number issued.
  • When teams are being rostered, the key element is that the participant holds the appropriate OMHA certification and that the expiry date is valid.
  • Please make sure all bench staff has the proper certification or is enrolled in the correct clinic your rosters will not be approved unless this is done. If you require assistance with this please contact our Registrar Lisa Campbell and she will guide you through the process or answer any questions you may have, however do not delay as Rep rosters MUST be filed by Oct. 9th

Select this link for more information on Coaching Certifications

Click here for the Animated Hockey Playbook- Thousands of drills for your practices

Hockey Playbook has the following features:
1 - Storing of plays in a database ordered in categories you define.
2 - An easy to use design tool to sketch hockey plays and drills.
3 - An animation screen to help you follow the flow of plays.
4 - A text editor to describe your plays and drills.
5 - An export and import function to exchange plays with other users of this program.
6 - Printing of graphics in high quality.

OMHA Coaches Drill Book
A handy guide from the OMHA

Goaltender's Drills
Too often we find our Goaltenders do not get the attention in practices that they require, so it's nice to have some drills specifically for them!

Half Ice Drills- Great for those Shared Ice Practices

Hockey Share  is another online resource with hundreds of drills and ideas for coaches to search through and download. This site also allows you upload your drills to share with others.
Click here for drills
Hockey Baseball".
Divide your players into 2 teams of 5 players each.
One team lines up behind the goal (Blue Team), and the
other team is positioned inside the blue line (Red Team),

see diagram below:

On your whistle, the first player behind the goal line
(on the "Blue Team" in the diagram above), passes to
any player they like on the Red Team.

The Red Team must pass the puck to each player before the
team shoots.
Immediately after passing the puck to the Red Team,
the first player on the Blue Team must skate outside
the blue line, around 2 cones, and back to the goal line
in the opposite corner.
If the Blue player reaches the goal line before a goal
is scored by the red team, it counts as a "run".
If a goal is scored before the blue player reaches the goal
line, the player is "out".
After 3 outs, the teams switch roles (I recommend a max
of 5 runs per inning).
If you want to add more of a challenge, add a goalie to
the mix or require a blue player to skate backwards
after passing the second cone.

This link is provided by the OMHA via the Hockey Canada website that is being promoted throughout the WJHC – perhaps you have seen a few of these drills already as you watch the Juniors.

Please leverage any and all of these drills as you wish and if you could also pass this along to anyone you feel may benefit as this is a great resource to use with your respective hockey programs as well with your LTAD initiatives.

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