Coaches Resources

Discipline for Non-Compliance (Jan 2020)

A number of teams did not follow the procedure and protocols detailed in the attached documents. Specifically there have been a number of cases of the following:

    • Coaches on the ice without helmets
    • Parents on the ice setting up boards rather than coaches
    • Teams not providing coaches to assist with their required responsibility

The U9 Governor has the authority to suspend the Head Coach of a team that does not comply with the proper procedures. The following process will take place prior to being given a suspension

    • Association, Rink Staff, Team will contact applicable League Chair and Novice Governor to issue complaint
    • League Chair or Governor will issue the Head Coach a warning via email
    • If another complaint is issued for the same team, the U9 Governor will issue a 1 game suspension
    • If problems continue to exist, further suspensions will be levied
Specific Rink Procedure Changes (Jan 2020)
Flames Community Arenas (Red/Gold)
Hockey Calgary Rinks (Optimist)

Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada Mobile Apps

Concussion Awareness App / Hockey Canada Rule Book App / Hockey Canada Network

Drill Hub

  • Each drill includes PDF description and video demonstrating the drill
  • Each drill has key teaching points
  • Page is set up and segmented by skills - skating, shooting, etc.
  • Once coaches have created a login/password, they can create practice plans by selecting the drill they want

Hockey Canada Coaching Program - essentials of coaching

Skill Development Resources & Downloads 

Long Term Player Development

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Hockey Canada 2018-2020 Playing Rules Update

Hockey Canada Official Playing Rules 2020-2022

Hockey Canada Referee's Case Book/Rule Combination 2018-2020

Hockey Canada By-Laws & Regulations 2020-2021 season

Safety Requires Teamwork & Safety For All 2020-2021

Information coming soon for the 2021-2022 season!


Information coming soon for the 2021-2022 season!

The NHL Coaches Association is hosting another GREAT lineup of coaches for the 2021 NHLCA Online Global Coaches’ Clinic!

June 21-25, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST


The NHLCA Global Coaches’ Clinic is held annually by the NHL Coaches' Association and provides an opportunity for NHL coaches to share their knowledge and expertise with the broader coaching community.

The clinic aims to educate coaches on the strategies and techniques used at the highest level of hockey while ensuring the information is relevant for all age groups and levels of play, so that every attending coach receives knowledge that is beneficial to their growth as a coach, as well as to his or her players’ development.

Typically the annual NHLCA Global Coaches' Clinic occurs in conjunction with the NHL Draft™; however, as a result of COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 clinics were moved to a virtual format so we can continue to provide coaches from around the world with this valuable continuing education opportunity.

We look forward to you joining us online again for a second year!


5 days and 15 sessions from NHL coaches and other sport leaders, PLUS small group breakout sessions with NHL coaches! Your registration gets you:

  • 3 presentations each day, Monday through Friday; recordings available on-demand if you cannot attend live
  • 1 90-minute small group breakout session to network virtually with NHL coaches
  • Access to the conference portal and all session recordings for a year (through May 2022)
  • 2021 NHLCA Digital Drill Book with over 100 drills from NHL coaches powered by CoachThem
  • Attendee Networking Portal to connect with other coaches and build your network
  • Exclusive prizing and giveaways from our partners

Plus access to...

  • All sessions from our 2020, 2019 and 2018 NHLCA Global Coaches' Clinics
  • The 2020 and 2019 NHLCA Digital Drill Books with over 200 drills from our NHL coaches



10% discount code for Hockey Calgary coaches: NHLCAHockeyCalgary

The NHL Coaches’ Association is committed to supporting the development of hockey coaches at all levels of the game around the world. As part of their commitment to this goal, they created the NHLCA Mentorship Program, a free online webinar series that's currently in its second season.

What you need to know:
•       Free for all coaches to participate
•       Program includes 3-4 webinars each month
•       Program runs until April 15, 2021
•       Webinars are live and include an open Q&A discussion with the presenter
•       Webinars are recorded so you can watch on-demand

For more information and to sign up visit

NOTE: If you are a Hockey Canada Certified NCCP coach at the Coach 2, Development 1 or High Performance 1 level, as a participant in the NHLCA Mentorship Program you are eligible for Maintenance of Certification points through the Coaching Association of Canada. Click here for more information.

On December 10, 2020, don’t miss this unique professional development opportunity to enhance your understanding and awareness of addressing racial discrimination in Hockey. Please visit for more information and to register. This virtual event is hosted by Hockey Night in Canada’s Harnarayan Singh.

This virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please feel free to share it with your hockey networks.

FOR THE GROWTH OF THE GAME: Addressing Racial Discrimination in Hockey virtual summit will engage attendees in the reality of racial discrimination in the sport of hockey through the sharing of stories from those who have experienced or witnessed racial discrimination in a hockey setting. By being exposed to these stories, participants will have a better understanding of the reality of the situation. They will also build empathy toward understanding how racial discrimination impacts social participation.

Hosted by Hockey Night in Canada’s Harnarayan Singh


Brian Blake, Robert Knesaurekand Jeff Scott – National Hockey League (NHL)
Dr. Marvin Washington – University of Alberta
Lali Toor – Apna Hockey
Devin Buffalo – Indigenous Sports Council
Dr. Courtney Szto – Queens University
Moezine Hasham – Hockey4Youth
Erica Ayala – Sportswriter
And more….

The Hockey Calgary Coach Night Series is back for another year! (click on above title for the link)

Safety notes:

  • Two options: In-person or Zoom (presentation only)
  • In person physically distanced classroom and on-ice sessions (18 participants max)
March 23, 2021 - Injury Prevention & Stride Mechanics