Without the thousands of coaches who volunteer their time each and every winter there would be no hockey. Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey recognizes the time and effort our coaches put into hockey and endeavours to assist coaches as much as possible with education and training. As such the following resources are available to coaches. 

Please see link for Coaching Application Coach Application

Certification Requirements

Please visit BC Hockey's website for a chart explaining all team requirements of the coaching certification program for each level of hockey.

For more information or to register for a clinic, please visit BC Hockey's Coaching webpage

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) 

Criminal Record Checks

Coaching Philosophy

Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTADP)

TBirds Development Plans

Practice vs. Game Model


Hockey Canada Checking Resource Guide - Teaching Checking a Progressive Approach

Coach Mentorship

USA Hockey 6 and under/8 and under practice plans

USA Hockey Coaching Materials and Videos

Hockey Canada Skills Manuals

The Coaches Site

VTMHA Junior Coaching Program

Skill Development Guidelines

Skills Checklists by Age

Core Skills up to Pee Wee

Skills Checklists Bantam/Midget

Skills Evaluations worksheet Atom

Skills Evaluations worksheet Initiation

Skills Evaluations worksheet Novice

Long Term Seasonal Planning

Coaching Articles

ViaSport Staff (2013).  Hot Topics in Coaching: 14 New Years Resolutions for 2014. ViaSport BC, BC Coaches Perspective, Winter 2013, 10-11.

Langlois, M. (2012). Kids need to learn how to lose. Do we teach them how? Do we know how to teach it? ViaSport BC, BC Coaches Perspective, Winter 2013, 6-7.

LaRowe, M. (2013) The role of the parent. Ways parents can help their kids have a good player-coach relationship. ViaSport BC, BC Coaches Perspective, Winter 2013, 12-13.


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