Under-7 Coach Mentorship Program
Hockey Saskatchewan is pleased to be launching the Under-7 (U7) Coach Mentorship Program. Under the direction of the Senior Coordinator of Hockey Development, Hockey Saskatchewan's U7 Coach Mentor shall assist in the recruitment and retention of players and coaches in a specific region.
The position focus is entirely on assisting initiation-level teams within an assigned region of Saskatchewan. The assigned mentor or coach will be responsible for increasing coaching competency in terms of practice planning, skill development and to promote coaching development through mentorship sessions/initiatives. Additionally, within the assigned Minor Hockey Association, the mentor shall promote Cross-Ice hockey as a form of grassroots development which is beneficial to younger participants for a variety of reasons.
Female Coach Mentorship
Hockey Saskatchewan is offering female coach mentorship through our trained Women Master Coach Developer (WMCD) leaders.
Purpose of the WMCD Program:
The purpose of the Women Master Coach Developer (WMCD) Program is to enhance female leadership capacity within Hockey Saskatchewan to support the growth and retention of girls and women in the game of hockey. The WMCD have been trained in clinic facilitation, evaluation & mentorship.
As facilitators they can offer the female-only We Are Coaches program.
As evaluators, they can mentor and conduct practice/game evaluations to offer feedback to women coaches.
The impact of this program may dramatically increase the number of active women coaches at youth levels of hockey across Canada, which will positively influence the recruitment and retention of girls in the sport of hockey.
Our Saskatchewan WMCDs have an expansive hockey experience to go along with the training they have received.
- Deana Gelinas (Regina) – Has coached from U7 through to U Sports. Has coaching certifications from Coach 1 Intro to HP2.
- Colleen Sostorics (Regina) – Current minor hockey & U Sports coach. Former National Team Canada player. Has coaching certifications from Coach 1 Intro to HP1.
- Robin Ulrich (Saskatoon) – Current head coach of female U18 AAA and former U Sports coach. Has coaching certifications from Coach 1 Intro to HP1.
- Brenda Cromartie (Shellbrook) – Current minor hockey director and coach. Has coaching certifications from Coach 1 Intro to HP1.
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