CORA Clinic Registration
CORA Coach Refresher
- All new coaches and coaches looking for a refresher on basic plays, drills and bench
- 90 minutes
- What you need: rings, cones, drill board, ice markers, whistle, equipment, first aid kits,
repair kits, skate sharpening, water bottle rack.
- The principles of a good practice: explanation off ice, correction on ice, introducing a
new drill, demonstrating drills, providing group feedback, providing individual feedback,
pre and post practice coaching.
- Basic bench management during games: providing positive correction, providing input
on plays on ice, calling time outs.
- 10 Commandments of Ringette: the ten things that you need to know when you start
because you use them every season until you retire.
- Why a consistent approach works: the benefits of a consistent approach from year to year for LTAD and team success.
- What we can do at each stage so we can keep building as players move from one group to the next.
- Working with a system that provides players with the key fundamentals each year so the coaches can all start from a basic understanding and the girls will all come into each season with the same building blocks.
- How each season you can focus on your creativity as a coach but always ensure that the fundamentals of that age group are covered.
Goalie Clinic for Coaches
- Head coaches primarily, U10 and up (even though methodology applies to U12 to U19, this gets
the U10 coach thinking about the following season)
- Open to assistant coaches, goalie coaches
- 90 minutes
- Introduction to the Course
- Roundtable introductions
- Review of agenda
- Course format and securing professional development points
- Why Are You Here?
- Address the fact that all coaches need to know how to coach and incorporate the goalie, it is not just the job of a goalie coach.
- Head coaches plan the practices. Therefore head coaches need to have a full understanding of how to build your plan to properly include goalies.
- Goalies need face time with the head coach. They can’t just see you coaching the rest of the team.
- You need to understand your goalies.
- You may not have a goalie coach every year.
- You cannot contradict your goalie coaches. Everyone who coaches the goalie has to be on the same page. Often goalies get conflicting advice from various coaches.
- Exercise: On your own or in small groups identify what you think is the biggest mistake that you have made with a goalie so far?
- The Basic Concepts of Goaltending
- Applying the Concepts by Age and Level
- Sharing of recommended drills
- Understanding How Goalies Think
- An open discussion about ‘what makes goalies tick’
- Emphasize the many differences between goalies (hard work, vocalization, blaming others – your list below is great)
- Strategies for key situations – calming a goalie, pulling a goalie, the half time chat, any other key interactions before, during or after games.
- What do you do with a crying goalie? What do you do with an angry goalie?
- The Goalie Toss and the Breakout
- What is the objective of the goalie toss and the breakout
- Review of the most common breakouts
- Focus on the goalie’s part of the breakout – the goalie toss – and top level issues (players knowing play, listening for calls, skating the right patterns, etc.)
- How to course correct mid-game – what do you do as coach when the breakout or goalie toss isn’t working
- Trouble shooting the goalie part of the goalie toss – e.g. goalie likes to distribute to the same spot, goalie seems to be panicking, goalie is having trouble calling the play (or changing the play), opposition is reading the goalie accurately, etc.
- Common Myths about Goaltending and Other Observations
Nutrition, Dryland, Mindset and Player Development
- All coaches looking to gain knowledge on nutrition and dryland training.
- 90 minutes
- Nutrition and Dryland
- Common nutrition myths and misconceptions
- Nutrition 101 – carbs, protein and fat – what are they, where do you find them and what do they do for us
- Pre and post fueling – does it matter?
- Managing out of town tournaments
- Talking to your team about nutrition - It’s all about making choices
- Mindset and Coaching with a Developmental Bias
- Why are you coaching?
- Talent is not enough - what is mindset and why does it matter?
- What is a developmental bias and why does it matter?
- Skills Matrix – player development
- Coaching mentors, great books and websites
La Releve - Lessons Learned
- All coaches
- 60 minutes
- Review of La Relève and encourage U14/U16 Coaches to promote the event to their athletes
- Review of Junior National Team High Performance Athlete evaluation used for scouting future Junior National team players. Encourage U14/U16 coaches to score players based on the evaluation guide and advise the Junior National Team scouts of the tournaments the high ranked players will be attending.
- Review of concepts learn with video clips
- Review difference between a concept and a play
- Lanes on the ice, skate to middle lane with ring and pass to outside lane
- F1/F2/F3 offensive attack
- Defensive breakout short and long support
- Defensive Contact, Channel and Contain
- Defensive coverage
- Review practice drills with video clips
- High expectation of the athlete
- Listen, Process and Perform
Registration (note this course must be declared as personal development in your locker to get PD points): La Releve - Lessons Learn Signup