PONTIACS Coaching Hot Stove

On January 15th Coach MERCIER and Coach SWAN conducted a “hot stove” session with minor hockey coaches from the Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association. Topics included:

  1. The Importance of Skill Development on and off the ice at all levels.
  2. Coaching to “Develop” versus Coaching to Win.
  3. The role of the minor hockey coach.
  4. The coaches obligation to “develop both the player and the person.”
  5. Improving Skills through the “Concept of Deliberate Practice.”
  6. Importance of utilizing “off-ice” for Skill Development.
  7. Principles of Practice Organization – the “5 M's.”
  8. Principles of Practice Planning.
  9. Success Hints for a Great Season.