Skating First Coaching Program

Skating First Coaching Program

Level 1 Coaches Training

Level 1 is for the entry level coach  of "Hockey Dad" who wants to further their knowledge of the fundamentals of instructing skating and other team building related skills for coaching at the developmental level. Learning how to teach the basics of striding, stopping and turning is covered. Coaches will learn a proven format of class handling skills,  teaching progressions, basic skating and hockey related terminology to successfully coach the skating fundementals of hockey. 

Program Includes the Following:

  • Level 1 Coaching Manual 
  • Instructional Skill Development Program 
  • Instructional Theory Field Instruction by Skating First Director & Skating First Staff
  • Written and Practical Examination               

Skating skills covered include forward stride, stopping, basic backward skating, forward to backward transitions, cross-overs, and hockey turns. Contact the Skating First office for eligibility and a complete listing of skating skills covered.  Must be 15 years or older

Level 1 Coaches Training (Sample Weekend Agenda)

6:30pm-8:00pm         Off-Ice Teaching and Skill Theory Presentation
8:00pm-9:30pm         On-Ice Skills Clinic

1:00pm-2:00pm         Hockey Skating Skills Teaching Demo (Part 1)  
2:00pm-3:00pm         Small Group Teaching
3:00pm-3:15pm         Break
3:15pm-4:15pm         Hockey Skating Skills Teaching Demo (Part 2)
4:15pm-5:00pm         Small Group Teaching
5:00pm-6:00pm         Stick Handling

12:00pm-1:00pm       Written Examination
1:00pm-2:00pm         Skating Skills Clinic
2:00pm-4:00pm         Small Group Teaching Evaluation Test
4:00pm-4:15pm         Break
4:15pm-4:45pm         Practical Skating