The Specialty Clinic Program has been designed to act as a supplementary coaching education program to The National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) and the Hockey Canada Mentorship Program. This program is a non-certification, optional educational service to grass roots coaches in Canada administered and delivered by BC Hockey.
Specialty clinics have been identified as "what coach's want", a practical skills lesson that he or she can translate to a team practice.
The instructional modules are based around newly created Hockey Canada resources that address player technical and tactical development as well as coaching effectiveness. The most important aspect is that the coaches learn how to teach.
A series of specialty clinics have been developed to offer coaches a practical session on teaching various skills, tactics and systems. This proactive approach will also open the doors of communication and provide a non-threatening environment for coaches to further pursue a mentor.
The specialty clinic modules include skating, puck control, shooting and scoring, checking, creating offense, creative thinking, goaltending, special teams, small area games, developing defensemen.
To register or apply to host a specialty clinic in your area, please visit the clinics page.