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Technical Skill Development/Certification Maintenance

To best serve our players, BC Hockey in cooperation with Hockey Canada, have created a series of Instructional Stream Specialty Clinics to enhance the skill repertoire of member coaches. These technical courses are aimed at specific elements in our game and are relevant to coaches of all levels and abilities. These clinics are a terrific way to polish your technical teaching methods, liaise with other coaches and ensure the maintenance of your NCCP certification.

BC Hockey is proud to offer the following clinics:

  • Skills
  • Skating
  • Checking Skills
  • Small Area Games
  • Goaltending
  • Shooting/Scoring
  • Developing Defensemen

Minor Hockey Associations (MHA) can book these clinics HERE.

Interested coaches can contact their local MHA to see what clinics are being offered in their area.

Hockey Canada offers a national certification program for Skills Coaches and Goaltending Coaches. Amongst the many benefits they carry, these certifications enable coaches to instruct Instructional Stream clinics. No more than 10 applicants from across the country will be selected to participate in the Skills Coach certification program and up to 20 for the Goaltending Coach certification.


New information will be updated as it becomes available


New information will be updated as it becomes available

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) in partnership with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey recognize the value of having coaches that are engaged in professional development programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

As per Coaching Association of Canada Policies 4 and 5, the accumulation of professional development points is a requirement for certification renewal. Every five years, BC Hockey coaches certified at the Development 1 level are required to collect 20 PD points, while coaches certified at the High Performance 1 level need 30. These points can be earned through additional clinics, online modules, conferences, and other activities that coaches may already participate in. These options include, but are not limited to:

Administration of the Certification Maintenance Program will be led by the Coaching Association of Canada and coaches can track their status by visiting their LOCKER PROFILE.

To view the CAC’s info page of Maintenance of Certification, CLICK HERE