St. Paul, MN - September 9, 2020 - Minnesota Hockey announced today a partnership with CoachThem and their leading web-app, to enhance the resources available to youth hockey coaches in Minnesota. As the Official Coaching App of Minnesota Hockey, CoachThem will provide tools to make practice planning more efficient and effective, which in turn enhances player development and enjoyment of the game.
The partnership signals the launch of two important initiatives focused on coaching resources. CoachThem will be the title sponsor of a Drill of the Week series, providing new drill ideas throughout the season and be a featured sponsor of Twig’s Takes, a video series featuring practice planning and instruction best practices from Minnesota Hockey’s player development team.
“Minnesota Hockey is extremely excited about our new partnership with CoachThem,” said Steve Oleheiser, Minnesota Hockey president. “Coaches are the lifeblood of providing a great hockey experience to kids in our communities, and CoachThem will provide our youth hockey coaches with a valuable tool that can simplify their duties while furthering the skill development of players in Minnesota.”
CoachThem will also be a presenting partner of Minnesota Hockey’s Hockey Director Conference. The Hockey Director Conference annually supplies association hockey directors and player development coordinators with opportunities to learn best practices and network with youth hockey leaders across the state and country.
“Since the release of our platform in 2017, the CoachThem team has looked up to Minnesota Hockey as the leaders in coaching and player development,” said Mike Weaver, CoachThem CEO. “Through our attendance at the State of Hockey Coaching Summit and work with numerous youth hockey associations throughout the State, we’ve experienced passion and innovation that are at the top of their class. We’re incredibly excited to offer our tools and resources to the coaches within Minnesota Hockey and support the continued development of our game.”
Registered Minnesota Hockey coaches will also be invited to an exclusive Minnesota Hockey coaches’ group where they can access all drills from the Drill of the Week series and easily integrate them within their practice plans.
CoachThem will also be offering a discounted subscription rate for all Minnesota Hockey coaches, making using these tools and resources both accessible and affordable.