Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

HockeyCoachToCoach.com is the result of several highly skilled and motivated Hockey Coaches who combined represent over 50 years of instruction, mentoring, skills development, and of course coaching in the worlds greatest sport .. Hockey.

It is their wish to share this knowledge with other hockey coaches, players and associations across North America in order to promote and encourage excellent hockey skills and training. So take a moment and meet our coaches ...

 

 
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Sam has coached hockey for the past 27 years, he has focused on building confidence, strategy, knowledge and love for the game. During those 27 coaching years Sam has gained extensive knowledge and earned solid hockey credentials leaving him to be one of the most sought after hockey coaches todayCoaching over 40 teams in Canada and Europe, during that time Sam has declined 2 invitations to coach in the NHL as he was raising a young family during that time.

Sam believes nurturing young hockey players is a process of building trust and commitment. He also builds strong player and coach relationships within every team he coaches. He believes It takes a lot of time and commitment to get to know all of the players on a team.

Sam has completed the following National Coaching Certification Programs:

  • NCCP Initiation Program
  • NCCP Coach Level
  • NCCP Intermediate Level
  • NCCP Advanced Level 1

Sam is a Certified Course Instructor for CAHA NCCP as an on ice and classroom instructor for the Initiation Level, Coach Level, Intermediate Level and Advance Level 1 courses. He is also a NCCP Keynote Speaker Advanced Level 1, and has completed his Hockey Safety Program and Checking Clinic.

Sam has also held the following hockey positions:

  • Evaluator BC Best Ever Camp – selected by BC Amateur
  • On ice Coach BC Best Ever Camp – selected by BC Amateur
  • Communication Hockey Course
  • Power Skating Instructor
  • Learn to Skate Program – Parks and Recreation – on ice teacher – created the program – Director – Adult and children
  • Head Instructor Summer Hockey Programs: Skills & Drills Camp, Technical Camp, conditioning Camp and Power Skating Camp
  • Coaching experience: Minor Hockey – all levels – Pre-Novice, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget.  Minor Hockey Novice to Bantam ‘AAA’ teams. Spring ‘AAA’ teams in Ontario, BC and Alberta.
  • International Systems Director – assisted in International System formats and drills.
  • Junior Hockey: Junior ‘B’ – asked to Coach Grand Forks Border Bruins by BC Amateur.  Field evaluation for Advance Level 1.  Head Coach position.
  • National Hockey: asked through CAHA to coach Italy’s National Team for a 5 year term – declined.

Some of his Coaching Achievements include:

  • Coach of the Year Junior ‘B’ – Three years KIJHL
  • All Star Coach Junior ‘B’ – Three years KIJHL
  • “Team of the Year” Junior ‘B’ – Awards are voted on by all Teams independently throughout all Divisions.  This was the first year ever, and since, that our Team won every award: Top scorer, top defenseman, top goalie, most valuable player, most sportsmanlike player, top rookie, Coach of the Year, All Star Coach, etc.  Tom Renney coached in the KIJHL also.
  • Best season Junior ‘B’ 37 & 5
  • Won Minor Hockey Divisions, Minor Hockey Weeks, City Championships, Provincials, etc. In Ontario, BC, and Alberta
  • International Coach for Team Canada Canadian Polar Bears 2008 in Italy, Germany, Austria and Czech
  • I have specifically coached for SWAT in Pre-Novice, Novice, Atom and Peewee

As a player Sam played all levels of Minor Hockey, played two years elite sectional team, Windsor Ontario, Team Captain – Left D.

Currently Sam is General Manager of the Skinner Foundation – Private International Charitable Foundation and Canadian President for the European Economic Development Council.

During his spare time Sam enjoys his 9 amazing children and wife of 33 years.

With an incredibly strong competitive sports background Dan became the youngest badminton professional in Canada at age 17 winning a nation title as well.  Dan coached countless amazing kids. His experience and passion for coaching has never waivered believing great coaching can inspire great athletes and life long learning.

As a young athlete Dan also played hockey and dabbled in football, soccer, wrestling and gymnastics. His passion for hockey has grown as a result of playing competitive hockey for over 44 years. As a father Dan started coaching hockey because his son was playing, like most hockey coaches. Dan discovered, that even with a solid understanding of the game as a player and a strong sports background, these skills didn't translate into being a great coach.  He also discovered that although there was a great deal of material available, there really was little direction about what to coach or how to coach. The most interesting thing Dan found is that Hockey Associations do not have “coaching consistency” albeit a difficult thing to do. Questions such as what is being taught and what do the kids need to learn each year are not formulized. He felt that there had to be a better way to support Hockey Associations to assure that all coaches, not just the great coaches, can impart a consistent knowledge base to the kids.  Dan believes coaches need a prescribed program on what and how to teach year after year –a consistent program that builds on the knowledge taught in the previous years.

As his son progressed and played hockey at higher levels he had the privileged of being coached by Coach Sam. Dan was blown away. Sam’s methodology and approach to coaching was extremely refreshing. Since then a friendship has developed and Dan has had Sam mentoring him as a coach ever since. Dan decided that the information he was receiving from Sam was too incredible not to share. Hockey Coach to Coach is a result of Dan and Sam wanting everyone to be able to share in the exceptional knowledge and experience of Coach Sam. 

Dan’s son is also a goalie and he had the fortune of being coached at Coach Brent's hockey school. Brent has joined the Hockey Coach to Coach team and is sharing his invaluable goaltending information as well.

We know you can translate all this information into something exceptional for your team and organization.

 

Scott is extremely talented with many positive attributes as a Coach.  He has been a Head Coach with his team winning a Bantam Tier 1 Provincial Championship. He has been an Assistant Coach in all levels in his local association, as well as an assistant coach on AAA Novice and Atom teams in Spring Hockey. Scott is part of the Coaching Staff with the Team Canada Polar Bears Bantam hockey team representing Canada in tournaments in  Italy, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic.

As a player Scott has won Divisional, Provincial and scoring titles and also played for the BC Selects Best Ever Program. Scott's love for the game and art of skating have helped him to develop as a strong technical coach and instructor. Scott is both a Power Skating and Learn to Skate Instructor. He has taught both privately and for Power Skating Schools, Hockey Schools and has taught through the Board of Education.
 
Scott has the following accomplishments:
NCCP Initiation Level, Coach Level & Development I Level
Summer Hockey School Instructor
Spring Hockey Coach
International Coach for Team Canada Canadian Polar Bears in Italy, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic
Certified Power Skating Instructor
Learn to Skate Instructor
Health and Wellness Training Instructor
Certified Figure Skating Coach

His passion for skating extends beyond hockey to figure skating. He figure skated for 14 years culminating in skating at the Royal Glenora Club, home of world champions Kurt Browning, Christie Yamaguchi and pairs champions Jamie Sali and David Pelletier. Scott has been to the Canadian Figure Skating Championships three times and competed Internationally both as a single and a pairs skater.

Coming from a family of 9 children, 5 girls & 4 boys, Scott has been involved in hockey, figure skating, basketball, swimming, baseball, and competing for food at the dinner table. 

Through his experiences and courses Scott has become a well rounded, knowledgeable coach and instructor. Scott's passion for coaching and his ability to connect with his players has left a positive, long lasting and memorable experience for all those he has been involved with.