The Coach Stream and Initiation Program are now incorporated into 1 single course called Coach Level. The course will now be listed as Coach Level. The Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Coach Stream is the certification required by Hockey Canada for house league head coaches. Please note that Hockey Canada has made changes to their recreational stream coaching curriculums and this course now requires that participants complete the Hockey Canada – Hockey University online program in addition to a 4 hour in class course that includes a 1.5 hour on ice training session. You will be required to bring a CSA approved helmet, skates, gloves and a hockey stick for the on-ice component.
This 4 hour course includes training on topics such as
- Supporting the athlete through communication
- Teaching skills and progressions in the training environment
- Designing and delivering practices
- The game environment and game day preparations
A GTHL mentor will mentor coaches via telephone or email.
The online course will be available to complete upon sign-up for any in-class Coach Stream clinic. The online course will continue to be available on your Hockey Canada profile until it is completed. The online portion must be completed before your in-class course date.