There are three resource sections on this page:
The following are resources available to House League coaches in the North York Knights Hockey Association.
Phone: 416-488-6328 or 416-419-9186 (cell)
1. Hockey Canada Skills Development Manual (Initiation, Novice-Midget) $34.95
- Lesson plans, teaching tips, coach checklist, troubleshooting
Hockey Canada online store • Coaches
2. Fun and Games (age 6-13) $19.95
- Fun at practices to develop checking, passing, shooting, skating skills
Hockey Canada online store • Coaches
3. The Incredible Hockey Drill Book by Dave Chambers $19.95
- More than 600 drills tailored for player skill level and physical strength
4. The NYKHA Handbook for New Hockey Coaches – available through Mike Binette and essential reading for new house league coaches (see excerpt in Coaching Handbook section under the Resources tab of the website)
The following is a list of websites that House League coaches may find helpful. Some of these drills may have to be modified reflecting the age and ability of the players.
1. Coach Nielsen’s Drills includes Small Area games www.icehockeydrills.info
2. Half Ice Drills and Drills by age category www.hockeyshare.com/drills
3. Skills and Drills listed under Categories www.weisstechhockey.com
4. Offensive and Defensive Skill Drills www.whockey.com/work/cirsa/drillbook
COACH SELECTION AND QUALIFICTIONS
If you are interested in coaching (assistants included) there are a few requirements which must be completed or you will not be able to assist on the ice or the bench this hockey season.
We are required to conduct Criminal Records checks with the Police Reference Check Program (vulnerable sector screening) operated by The Toronto Police Service.
We will require that each coach / volunteer complete a Consent to Disclosure of Information form, produce his or her Ontario Driver’s Licence and provide a photocopy to be attached to the completed form (see below).
Consent Form for Police Check
Speak Out! Harassment and Abuse Seminar/Respect in Sport SPEAK OUT!
Also known as Respect in Sport, a Certificate will be granted upon completion. These seminars can be attended at various locations throughout the summer or online.
If you would like to coach but have not completed either the Speak Out course or the Respect in Sport program, please go to the GTHL website and complete form (see below).
Respect in Sports Clinic
Do you have any further questions about coaching in the Knights House League? If so, please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender Identity and Gender Expression and Guide to Dressing Room Policy
The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) has introduced training modules for all convenors, all coaches, Select trainers and Select managers to support trans-inclusive hockey in Ontario. Completion of the two modules, Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression and a Guide to the Dressing Room Policy and Confidentiality Statement, is mandatory in order to be approved to a roster as an official for the 2019-20 and future hockey seasons.
There are two modules that will be used to educate convenors, coaches, Select trainers and managers on this important topic. For all convenors, coaches, Select trainers and managers, completion of these two modules is required in order to participate in an official capacity with the NYKHA during the current hockey season.
All convenors, coaches, Select trainers and managers will require an eHockey account in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) in order to register for and complete the two modules. Once completed, notification will be posted to the convenor, coach, Select trainer or manager’s member profile on the HCR.
The first step in completing the training is to have an eHockey account in order to sign up for the required modules. Convenors, coaches, Select trainers and managers who do not already have an eHockey account can click the following link to sign up:
Once your account has been established, or for those who already have an account, please click on the link below to be directed to the OHF landing page for more information on the training and to register for the course (no costs). Convenors, coaches and Select trainers and managers will access the course registration via the link and then be responsible for completing the Gender Identity and Expression course. Upon registering for the course, convenors, coaches and Select trainers and managers will receive an email with instructions for completing the modules.
Gender Identity Training
Please note that this training has been mandated by the OHF and must be completed if an individual wishes to volunteer in the North York Knights Hockey Association. Thank you for your co-operation on this important matter.
Coach Duties and Responsibilities
All Coaches are expected to:
- notify the division’s Convenor of all parental, player, disciplinary and officiating issues, if any, immediately after each game
- provide encouragement and positive re-enforcement to all players
- ensure all players receive equal ice time in every game during both regular season and playoffs
- be courteous and respectful towards referees, other coaches and parents
- ensure alternative coaching arrangements are in place in the event you can not attend games or practices
- educate players to ensure they play by the rules and demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times
- maintain team discipline; fights, temper tantrums, foul language are not to be tolerated
- distribute all League and Division communications, including team rosters, schedule, to players/parents promptly
- honour all Select suspensions applicable to House League play
The following should be the key objectives of all House League and Select coaches:
- Did the players have fun during the year?
- Did the players improve over the course of the season?
- Do the players want to play hockey next year?