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High Performance 1

The High Performance 1 Seminar delivers a comprehensive coaching education curriculum through approximately 40 hours of virtual and in-person classroom time. Presented by professional coaches from various levels of high performance hockey, the content of this clinic provides an advanced foundation for coaches of high performance athletes. More info...

Clinic Components

  • Virtual and in-person classroom instruction 
  • Written assignment (due by December 15 of the season that immediately follows the clinic they attend)
  • Field Evaluation (coordinated by BC Hockey and completed by a BC Hockey appointed evaluator)
  • Completion of applicable Coaching Association of Canada online evaluations: 
    • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation
    • NCCP Managing Conflict Online Evaluation
    • NCCP Leading Drug Free Sport

Clinic Curriculum

  • Coaching Pathways
  • Mental Preparation
  • Pillars of Performance
  • Team Building
  • Advanced Skills Analysis
  • Leadership Techniques in Coaching
  • Game & Bench Management
  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Managing Conflict
  • Puck Skills
  • Shooting & Scoring
  • Developing Defencemen
  • Goaltending
  • Player Evaluation & Selection
  • Skating
  • Effective Use of Technology
  • Defensive Team Play
  • Planning, Teaching, and Evaluating
  • Power Play
  • Penalty Kill
  • Offensive Team Play
  • Defensive Team Play
  • And more...

Requirements

National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) requirements relating to High Performance 1 Certification indicate that: 

All head coaches who coach U15 AAA, U17 AAA, U18 AAA, Female U18 AAA, CSSHL and Junior A teams that compete in Inter-provincial or National Championships or the highest level as determined by the Hockey Canada Provincial Member, must be High Performance 1 Certified. It is recommended that all assistant coaches be at minimum Development 1 trained. 

All head coaches registered to teams leading to competition in Regional or National Championships (including all HCAS registered teams) must either be trained or certified at the High Performance 1 level by December 1 of the current season (BC Hockey Policy 10.04). Coaches are considered High Performance 1 "trained" after attending all modules of the HP1 seminar.

To obtain "certified" status, coaches must submit and pass the written assignment, pass the field evaluations, and pass the required online modules (Make Ethical Decisions, Managing Conflict, Leading Drug Free Sport) by October 15 of the second year after their seminar attendance date (BC Hockey Policy 10.04).   

HP1 certification qualifies seminar delegates to coach the following categories: 

  • Junior A (head coach) 
  • CSSHL (head coach - U18 female prep, U18 prep, U17 prep, U16 prep, U15 prep, U15) 
  • AAA (head coach - Female U18, U18, U17, U15) 

Team Designation

Role

Courses Required

Certification Pathway & Regulation

U15 carded

Head Coach

Development 1 or High Performance 1; Instructional Stream – Checking or HU – ONLINE Checking

Appendix B, D, E Regulation 3.1/3.3

U15 AAA

Head Coach

High Performance 1; Instructional Stream – Checking or HU – ONLINE Checking

Appendix C, D, E Regulation 3.4/3.3

U18 - carded

Head Coach

Development 1 or High Performance 1

Appendix B, E Regulation 3.1

U18 AAA

Head Coach

High Performance 1

Appendix C, E Regulation 3.4

Female U18 AAA

Head Coach

High Performance 1

Appendix C, E Regulation 3.4

CSSHL – U15, U15 Prep, U16, U16 Prep

Head Coach

High Performance 1; Instructional Stream – Checking or HU – ONLINE Checking

Appendix C, D, E, Regulation 3.4/3.3

CSSHL – U17 Prep, U18 Prep, U18 Female Prep

Head Coach

High Performance 1

Appendix C, E, Regulation 3.4

U21 – carded

Head Coach

Development 1 or High Performance 1

Appendix B, E, Regulation 3.1

Junior A

Head Coach

High Performance 1

Appendix C, E Regulation 3.4

Junior B - Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL)

Head Coach

High Performance 1

Appendix C, E Regulation 3.4

All candidates applying for NCCP High Performance 1 will be subjected to a review and selection process by the BC Hockey Coaching Program. Not all applicants will qualify to attend the NCCP High Performance 1 Seminar.

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