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RETURN TO PLAY OFF-ICE ALTERNATIVE TRAINING PLAN

BC Hockey has collaborated with Aaron Hoffman in developing a collection of off-ice training packages that align with Hockey Canada’s ‘Alternative Skill Instruction’ resource, recently distributed within the Seasonal Structure Resource (Appendix A). This collection is intended to provide coaches with supplemental skill sequences that can be adapted to an off-ice scenario when on-ice training opportunities are limited. Understanding that ice may be at a premium during the 2020-21 season, coaches may need to be adaptable, and prepared to deliver fundamental skill development in an off-ice environment.

BC Hockey invites you to join the BC Hockey Return to Hockey (RTH) Team to access and utilize these alternative skill sequences. If you wish to be provided with the off-ice skill packages please follow the steps below:

Hockey Canada Network STEP 1: Have the Hockey Canada Network App downloaded to your mobile device (phone or tablet).

STEP 2: Once the app is downloaded, follow this LINK to join the BC Hockey RTH Team.

STEP 3: Coaches will need to access their existing account or create a new account within the Network app.

STEP 4: Once logged in, coaches can access their account by clicking the ‘Me’ icon. Following the ‘Teams tab will show that they have been added to the BC Hockey’s RTH Team. All currently available skill packages will be accessible within two (2) business days of being accepted to the team.

STEP 5: The skills packages can be found within the ‘Shared’ tab of this menu, under the “Shared with me” section. New packages will be pushed to existing team members upon publication. Please see table below for release schedule.

Need help? Please contact coaching@bchockey.net.

 

Hockey Canada Skill Theme - Alternative Instruction Off-ice Package Availability Date
Skating 45 skill sequences 15 skill sequences August 17
Stationary Puck Control 17 skill sequences 21 skill sequences August 26
Moving Puck Control 24 skill sequences 19 skill sequences August 28
Passing & Receiving 23 skill sequences 12 skill sequences August 31
Shooting & Scoring 21 skill sequences 14 skill sequences September 2
Goaltending 4 skill sequences 16 skill sequences September 14

A former BCHL player, certified Level 3 Hockey Canada Skills Instructor and High Performance 1 certified coach, Aaron Hoffman previously served behind the bench at the Male U17 BC Cup, at the Female AAA team level, and as the coach mentor lead for the Western Australia Hockey Association. Former administrative roles include stints as BC Hockey’s coach coordinator and as a clinic facilitator, as well as with Hockey Canada in various player development related roles. Hoffman believes strongly in the value of multisport participation to an athlete’s development, and he himself has competed in 7 Iron Man competitions, the World's Toughest Mudder Race, and won two National Floorball Championships.

Hoffman has previously collaborated with Hockey Canada in the development of many player development resources and has specifically identified some of the most applicable off-ice skills that coincide with Hockey Canada’s “Alternative Skill Instruction” recommendations for this project. Hoffman has both curated existing Hockey Canada off-ice alternate skills sequences within the Hockey Canada Network App, as well as developing brand new off-ice skill sequence adaptations that will be released as the 2020-2021 season unfolds. Hoffman will also lead a series of webinars through late August and September to support members who engage with this material in their integration of the content within their MHA.

"Athleticism is crucial to on-ice success. The off-ice videos in this program include a series of progressions that will challenge players and focus on coordination, core strength, balance and power. Use these skills as a baseline and add your own creativity to put your stamp on our great game.”    -Aaron Hoffman


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