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
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
Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTADP)
TBirds Development Plans
Practice vs. Game Model
Hockey Canada Checking Resource Guide - Teaching Checking a Progressive Approach
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
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.