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SMHA Coaching Expectations

SMHA Coach Expectations


On Ice Principles


  • Make the environment fun
  • Utilize Stations
  • Use small area games
  • Provide variation within your drills and skills
  • Have an appropriate work/rest ratio to maximize time on task
  • Take time to breakdown skills; show them, tell them how and explain why
  • Help your athletes get comfortable being uncomfortable
  • Look to positively push and empower your athletes



Personal Characteristics


  • Be passionate and make the environment fun
  • Be organized and have a plan
  • Be consistent
  • Be a strong communicator
  • Be vocal and upbeat
  • Be fair and firm
  • Be supportive and approachable
  • Be a good role model
  • Be an innovator
  • Be someone that listens
  • Be one that develops people first and athletes second





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SMHA Player Expectations
U11 Competitive Development Program
SMHA Coach Application Form
SMHA Process for Consideration of Exemplary Athletes

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About Smithers Minor Hockey

We are a community based organization that is focused on providing a fun, challenging, and comprehensive hockey development program for youth in the Smithers area.

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Box 651
Smithers, British Columbia