High Performance 1 Certification Program

High Performance 1

National Coaching Certification Program


All Head Coaches that are coaching U15, U16 U18, Junior A teams that compete in Interprovincial or National Championships or the highest level as determined by the Branch, must be High Performance 1 Certified.

This includes Saskatchewan coaches coaching male & female – U15 AA, U15 Prep, U16 AA, U16 Prep, U17 Prep, U18 Prep, U18 AAA, Junior A & Canadian Sports School Hockey League.

Seminar Schedule

Attendance is mandatory for ALL sessions.

  • May 22 – Virtual orientation & group session
  • May 24 to 26 – HP1 National Virtual Weekend
  • May or June (TBD) – Virtual multi-sport modules
  • June 7 to 9 – HP1 in-person seminar at Regina

Within one year, the HP1 written assignment must be completed and passed. Coaches will have two (2) hockey seasons after attending the seminar to be fully certified.

This seminar will be delivered via a combination of three formats; virtual, in-person and recordings.

Background and Eligibility Criteria 

The NCCP High Performance I Seminar is historically held every two (2) years in Saskatchewan and is targeted at those coaches who have significant coaching experience and want to pursue High Performance coaching opportunities with competitive athletes.

All coaches applying for NCCP High Performance Level I Certification through this Seminar will be subject to selection by the Hockey Saskatchewan coaching committtee:

Priority will be given to those coaches that are:

  • Currently or will be Coaching in the Female & Male programs that require HP1
  • Certified at Development 1

NOTE: Not all applicants will necessarily qualify for acceptance to the NCCP High Performance I Seminar

  • Field evaluations will only be completed under the minimum guidelines as set forth by Hockey Canada and Hockey Saskatchewan. Must be coaching at U15 AA, U16/U17/U18 Prep, U18 AAA, Junior A, Junior B, U Sports, Team Sask, Sask First and/or Western Hockey League.
  • A minimum of 20 delegates required to host this clinic
  • A maximum of 28 delegates will be selected to attend this Seminar

Seminar Topics

• Leadership in Coaching • Planning, Teaching and Evaluating Techniques
• Physical Preparation • Player Evaluation and Selection
• Power Play • Penalty Kill
• Offensive Team Play • Defensive Team Play
• Goaltending Coaching • Advanced Skill Analysis
• Leading Drug-Free Sport • Make Hockey Safe
• Conflict Management • Hockey Canada Network APP
• Skating Skills • Shooting & Scoring
• Skills • Developing Defencemen
• Mental Prep • Bench Management

Checklist for Seminar Application and Payment Fees


  • Deadline for application is April 10
  • Should you be successful you will be contacted by April 12 and Full Payment will be due April 20
  • Should you not be successful in the selection, you will be notified by email
  • Download and fill out the My Coach Development Plan (PDF) below
  • Once completed, attach My Coach Development Plan (PDF) with the application at the bottom of the webpage.

My Coach Development Plan (PDF)


  • Seminar Material, HP1 resources
  • Practical Evaluations
  • Apparel
  • Seminar post tasks grading and marking
  • Accomodations and meals (other than lunches) are the delegates' responsibility.
  • Hockey Sask Branch Coaches: $1,000 (GST included)
  • Non-Hockey Sask Branch Coaches: $1,250 (GST included)


  • Upon acceptance into the High Performance 1, full payment is due by April 20
  • If full payment is not received your spot will be replaced
  • Any cancellation between May 7 and May 21 will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee
  • No refunds will be processed following May 22


  • Application deadline – April 10
  • Successful notices by – April 12
  • Full Payment due by – April 20
  • Seminar begins – May 22 (Virtual Orientation)


Application Form

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