News and Announcements

Volunteers Needed

Posted by Dave Jansen at Dec 13, 2019 1:05PM PST
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Calling All Coaches and On-Ice Helpers

I hope everyone is enjoying a fantastic season to date. As we head into the holiday season; I am sure some of you are either headed out of town for a tournament, playing locally or simply taking the time off to be festive. A little closer to home PCMHA will be hosting our very own Winter Classic Tournament from Friday December 27-Monday December 30th. As part of the schedule for the Atom C teams we will be hosting 2 skills sessions. These sessions will put the players through a number of skill testing competitions including fastest skater, shooting accuracy, breakaways etc., it should be a jolly ol time.

Putting on such a competition will require a number of volunteers, including on-ice instructors as well as volunteers to set-up the various competitions; scoring the various competitions and simply herding the players which we all know can be the most challenging position of them all.

If anyone is available to assist with either of the following times; please contact Dave Jansen (coachingcoordinator@pocominorhockey.com), Doneau Menard (pocodevelopment@gmail.com)
Or Shannon Svingen-Jones (pocohockeytournaments@gmail.com).

Skills Competition Ice Times

Saturday December 28th 10:45am – 11:45am Purple Arena

Saturday December 28th 3:15pm – 4:15pm Green Arena

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Here is an opportunity to learn more about this exciting way to go to school!

Celebrate National Coaches Week #ThanksCoach

Posted by Dave Jansen at Sep 23, 2019 12:19PM PDT
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National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Coaches from September 21-29, 2019, you can access the eLearning page in the Locker to take FREE NCCP online training! NCCP Making Head Way in Sport, NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability, NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport, NCCP Emergency Action Plan.

And there are contests to be won https://www.viasport.ca/coachesweek

Get involved with the conversation on Twitter #ThanksCoach # CoachesWeek

And a big thank you to all the Pirate Coaches for their time and efforts this season.

Coach Coordinator Message

Posted by Dave Jansen at Sep 11, 2019 7:15AM PDT
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This bulletin is for all of our long-time, returning, and new coming parents or volunteers who are seeking the opportunity to give back to the grassroots of minor hockey. PCMHA is committed to the long term development of our young athletes and in order to provide them with the most fulfilling minor hockey experience it is imperative to have proper instruction and continue to support and foster a coaching faculty.

Hockey Canada and the NCCP have various coaching certification requirements depending on which level you choose to coach. There are a number of pathways and entry points as well as some risk management/awareness items that are necessary to complete.

For those who are interested in coaching or participating as on-ice helpers you must first complete the following:

Criminal Record Check

Respect In Sport

Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Once you have completed those items you can participate in practices.

In order to be further “rostered” as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach on a team – you must complete the respective Hockey Canada Clinic for the level of hockey that you will be coaching.

Further Information can be found on the Coaches Corner>Education/Requirements page.

Additionally, the Hockey Canada/NCCP page below:

https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/coaching/essentials/nccp/levels-requirements

Any additional inquires can be made by email at coachingcoordinator@pocominorhockey.com

Thank you,

Dave Jansen

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With a keen eye on the future success of our national pastime, Hockey Canada will be implementing a number of structured player development models.

A focus on small area games with a transition to full ice games, players will be working to develop confidence and self esteem.

Parents (and players) please familiarize yourself with the links below.

Hockey Canada Link: https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/coaching/atom
BC Hockey Link : https://www.bchockey.net/Content.aspx?id=319
Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOe5wtHpyQw