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BC Hockey Development Weekend Underway
Saturday, July 02, 2011
BC Hockey’s High Performance 1 Seminar, Officiating Program of Excellence Camp (OPOE) and male U16 Provincial Camp are underway at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre (PTCC) and the South Okanagan Event Centre (SOEC).
The OPOE Camp, formerly known as the High Performance Officiating Program, will train and certify 16 (sixteen) of the top level 2 (two) and 3 (three) officials in the province. They will be exposed to the four man officiating system and be run through on-ice and off-ice fitness testing, several classroom sessions, a sport psychologist presentation and have the opportunity to officiating BC’s best under 16 players.
The 2011 High Performance 1 Coaching Seminar has brought together some of Canada’s leaders in coaching to present to twenty four (24) selected coach delegates. Ten (10) speakers were on hand to present.
Presenter and Topics
  • Johnny Misley – Keynote Speaker – Own the Podium
  • Craig Bedard – Special Teams
  • Ryan Huska – Offensive Team Play
  • Don McKee – Ethics in Coaching & Teaching Techniques
  • Bill Rotheisler – Effective Use of Technology
  • Russ Weber – Team Building
  • Jeff Compton – Physical and Mental Preparedness
  • Mike Johnston – Player Selection & Game Management
  • Barry Smith – Coaching Pathways & Defensive Team Play
  • Corey McNabb – Skill Analysis
The NCCP High Performance I Seminar is held every two (2) years in BC and is open to coaches who are actively coaching Midget AAA (MML) or higher and have significant coaching experience.  Previous certification in the Development coaching stream is an asset. The seminar is integrated with the male U16 Provincial Camp to combine the theory of coaching with the on-ice application of coaching. 
The Male Under 16 Provincial Camp is also running this weekend with 70 players competing for a spot on the U16 Team BC short list and ultimately U16 Team BC that will compete in the U16 Western Branch Challenge. The players are being run through off ice testing, on ice skill and system practices and a game on each day of the camp.
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