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Hockey Director Conference Series Announced

By Minnesota Hockey, 12/01/20, 8:45AM CST


Minnesota Hockey today announced it will host a Hockey Director Conference Series, presented by CoachThem and The Coaches Site, over the next three weeks. Modeled after the annual Hockey Director Conference, the series of webinars will provide opportunities for hockey directors and player development leaders in youth hockey associations to learn best practices and network with each other.

The conference will feature local and national presenters, including members of USA Hockey’s American Development Model regional manager team, and will cover a variety of topics ranging from timely subjects like virtual coaching during the current pause to recurring themes such as goaltending development and program structure.

“This is a challenging time not only for hockey but really everyone, everything and everywhere. As leaders, we must continue to focus on how we can use our energy in positive ways though,” said Hockey Director Committee Chair, Jacob Mars. “We’re excited to provide hockey directors and coaches with an opportunity to reflect on their team or association’s season to this point and consider where they can improve for the rest of the season or into next season.”

A full list of topics is available below. To learn more or participate in a session, click the appropriate registration link.

Date Time Topic Register
Tuesday, Dec. 1 8:00 PM Virtual Coaching Ideas & Resources
Thursday, Dec. 3 8:00 PM Best Practices for Coaching Goalies
Tuesday, Dec. 8 7:00 PM Communication & Leadership Completed
Tuesday, Dec. 8 8:15 PM Coaching Development & Education Completed
Thursday, Dec. 10 7:00 PM Division I Player Roundtable
Tuesday, Dec. 15 7:00 PM Hockey Operations Committee Structure & Roles
Tuesday, Dec. 15 8:15 PM Lessons from a Finnish Coaching Exchange
Thursday, Dec. 17 7:00 PM Conversation with Dean Evason
Thursday, Dec. 17 8:00 PM Two Team Practices in a Pod Setting

Minnesota Hockey would like to thank CoachThem, The Coaches Site, Rink Systems, SportsEngine, The Hockey IntelliGym, and TRIA Orthopaedic for their outstanding support of hockey coaches and development leaders in Minnesota.

Minnesota Hockey, a USA Hockey affiliate, is the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota. With over 67,000 registered players and coaches, it is the largest state governing body for hockey in the United States.

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