Hockey Winnipeg Goaltender Development
Hockey Winnipeg will once again be partnering with the MTS ICEPLEX Ice Lab to offer a goaltender development program led by Andy Kollar. The program is open to registered male and female A level, Novice, Atom, PeeWee and Bantam aged goaltenders for the subsidized fee of $60.00. Sessions will be available between January 9, 2017 and March 31, 2017
Please visit this page to register: Hockey Winnipeg Goaltender Development
posted: January 9, 2017
The Drill Book for Coaches
TheDrillbook.com is a free coaching and player development platform that delivers cutting edge on-ice programming, coaching assistance, and practice planning tools. Coaches registered within Winnipeg Minor Hockey will have the opportunity to utilize the resources available through TheDrillbook.com during the 2014-15 season.
“This partnership is a great opportunity for our volunteer coaches throughout Winnipeg. We want to provide our coaches high quality resources and information to assist them in the growth and development of our great game,” says Monte Miller, Executive Director of Hockey Winnipeg.
The platform will custom load information, practice plans and videos based on the age level of team/players. The software is state of the art technology and the delivery system allows coaches to access a wealth of information and knowledge and share this information with their players and parents quickly and easily. Coaches also can build practices in video, and manage all aspects of their team activities.
posted: Nov 12. 2014
2015-16 Initiation Program changes
Hockey Manitoba has passed the following changes for the Initiation Program. SBMHA will be adopting the changes starting with the 2015-16 season.
INITIATION PROGRAM CHANGES:
While many other sport organizations have modified their games to focus on ensuring that all young players are having fun and developing basic skills, hockey is one of the last sports to follow suit. It is important for the Long Term Athlete Development Framework that our sport joins the motion of developing fundamental skills and physical literacy before gearing towards competition. Though competition is neither good nor bad, it is important for the players to learn athleticism and sportsmanship before being rushed beyond their maturation and skill set. In an effort to embrace these concepts Hockey Manitoba has moved forward with the following motion applicable to the Initiation Program for the 2015-16 season.
All games and practices at the initiation level shall use modified ice surfaces consisting of cross-ice sections as of the 2015-16 season.
RATIONALE FOR CHANGE:
Long term player development research shows us that reducing the size of the playing surface offers more opportunity for skill development and greater participation from all players. More decisions, quicker reactions, finding open space, reading pressure, offensive/defensive body position, puck pressure, containment, etc... all of which equals an improved hockey sense. More puck touches, more passes, more shots, and more fun...all of which helps with player retention.
Further information is available on the Hockey Manitoba website: http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/players/ip-program
posted: July 28, 2015