Presentation on theme: "KPW Coaches Meeting August 19, 2013 Randy Yanoshak, KPWYH President"— Presentation transcript:
1 KPW Coaches Meeting August 19, 2013 Randy Yanoshak, KPWYH President Terry Sullivan, KPWYH Hockey Director
2 Agenda Welcome Introduction of KPW Board Remarks from Walpole HS Coach DowdCoaches, players and a look at the seasonSummary of SSC League RulesSafety – Concussion ManagementGoaliesChanges to CEP for seasonHalf-Ice program for MitesIncorporating Half-Ice approach into other age levelsRegistrar information updatesChanges to rostering processCollect/submit IMRs to Registrar as a teamDistrict PlaydownsTournamentsIce SchedulingCoaches’ Handbooks – distribution and explanationTips and Techniques for a successful seasonCoaches’ uniformsTeam “welcome back” sEquipment information update
3 Introduction of KPW Board Members President – Randy YanoshakTreasurer – Tom PistorinoSecretary – OPENCORI Coordinator – Liza CarreiroRegistrar – Nicole CapobiancoEquipment Manager – Vin ColbertMerchandising – Maura BuckleyTechnology Coordinator – Tom HansonSafety Director – Ted CormierIce Coordinator – Rocky MorrisonHockey Director – Terry SullivanGoalie Director – Jon AbplanalpInstructional Director – Pete TorgersonGirls Director –Tom ConnorMite Director – Kevin BirchSquirt Director – Brian McDevittPeewee Director – OPENBantam Director – Tim DuffyMidget Director – OPEN
6 Importance of coaches Energy + Passion + Knowledge = Success No. 1 ambassador for KPW – you are the primary face of the program to most familiesTeacher of life first, a coach of hockey secondBring energy and enthusiasm to the ice every dayCommunicate with parents often and well
7 Difficult path to the top NHL 690SCHOLARSHIPS 1,674 (1,062 M; 612 F)KPW 296 M 80 FCOLLEGE PLAYERS 5,824 (3,588 M; 2,236 F)MASS HOCKEY YOUTH PLAYERS 50,320 (42,105 M; 8,215 F)USA HOCKEY YOUTH PLAYERS 349,661 (300,905 M; 48,756 F)
8 King Philip Walpole 2013-14 Major goals Three focus areas Continue to strengthen the KPW foundationRaise the program’s community statusThree focus areasIncreased skills developmentMore predictable and friendly schedulingBuild stronger community relationships
9 Summary of SSC League Rules League Rules available at SSC web site: (copy of Red Book also placed on KPW site under “Documents” tab on left side of main page, in the “South Shore Conference (SSC) Documents folder)Some key items to be aware of:RostersFinal Roster due to SSC November 1stCan use USA Hockey rosters (write in player #’s) for Final RostersSubmit roster/stickers to scorekeeper before your game startsDivisionsTeams start in the “Herman” and “Re” DivisionsRe-alignments after November play completed, movement requests due by October meeting (October 21st)Moves subject to SSC determinationRinksSSC schedules ice time at various rinks in SE MassAssignment – Home and Visitor assignmentsAccess to locker rooms & Clean up after we’re doneSchedule conflictsAddress well in advance, selected weekends can be blocked out (for tournaments), once schedule is set, not a lot of flexibilityWeather cancellationsDoesn’t happen oftenStart timesNeed to be ready to go on ice 8 minutes prior to listed game time
10 Safety – Concussion Management A concussion is a traumatic brain injury – there is no such thing as a minor brain injuryA player does not have to be “knocked out” to have a concussion…less than 10% of players actually lose consciousnessA concussion can result from a blow to the head, neck or body. Concussions often occur to players who don’t have or just released the puck, from open-ice hits, unanticipated hits and illegal collisions.The youth hockey player’s brain is more susceptible to concussion. In addition, the concussion in a young athlete may be harder to diagnosis, takes longer to recover, is more likely to have a recurrence and be associated with serious long-term effects.
11 Safety – Concussion Management DiagnosisSymptomsSignsManagement Protocol“When in doubt, sit them out”USA Hockey Post-concussion Functional Return to Play Protocol
12 GoaliesDesignate an Assistant Coach to focus on your goalie at practice, games and clinicsKPW has worked out a program with Stop-It Goaltending for individual goalie skills sessions throughout the seasonAll sessions at Foxboro Sports Center (in upstairs area)In the process of schedulingCoaches can attend sessions to monitor drills and improvementNeed to develop their skills during practice not just used as target practiceMultiple Goalie work out sessions throughout the seasonRoughly every 6 weeksFocus is a 4 station workoutNeed coaches to help run these session
13 CEP for seasonNot required to be Level “X” corresponding to particular age groupsEnter the season at whatever level you are currently certifiedCurrent certifications (other than Level 4) only good for 2 seasonsPast certifications can be picked up (i.e., if certification has expired)“Encouraged” to attend 1 CEP course per season up through Level 4Courses are published at USA Hockey website (Additional updates will be disseminated by KPW Board on roughly monthly basisRegistrations will be capped at smaller numbers for each coursePerhaps only per course instead of 200 in pastNo guarantee that more courses will be offered – sign up earlyWalk-in’s no longer allowed – must sign up online and in advance
14 CEP for seasonOnce at Level 3, allowed to re-certify once online at Track 1 (or take Level 4), once online at Track 2 (or take Level 4), then must attend Level 4All coaches, including Level 4, are required to have completed an appropriate age-specific course prior to 12/31/13Do it once for an age-group and you are done for that group!Please note: Last season Bantams and Midgets were required to complete CEP requirements prior to 11/1 (due to accelerated Playdown schedules); it is anticipated that the same expectation will be applied this year as wellMass Hockey is conducting audits of CEP accreditations – if you are found delinquent past the deadline, you will be removed from the roster and will no longer be permitted to coach.
15 CEP for 2013-2014 season Year 1 (e.g., 2013-2014) Level 1 Clinic & age-specific component (online)Year 2 (e.g., )Level 2 Clinic & age-specific component (online) if not previously taken for current age levelYear 3 and 4 (e.g., and )Level 3 Clinic & age-specific component (online) if not previously taken for current age levelYear 5 and 6 (e.g., and )Level 3 Track 1 online re-certification or Level 4 & age-specific component if not previously taken for current age levelYear 7 and 8 (e.g., and )Level 3 Track 2 online re-certification or Level 4 & age-specific component if not previously taken for current age levelYear 9 and 10 (e.g., and )Must attend Level 4 Clinic & age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level
16 New training opportunity! USA Hockey SafeSport Program includes carefully defined policies prohibiting various forms of abuse, from sexual, physical and emotional, to bullying, threats and hazing. The policies also address areas where misconduct can occur and are intended to reduce the risk of potential abuse, including a locker room policy, a travel policy, and situations surrounding the ever-expanding growth of social media and electronic communications. More information on the USA Hockey SafeSport Program can be found atAll USA Hockey registered coaches are required to take the training but at no cost.Mass Hockey believes the tests are optional but is “strongly encouraging” coaches to take these as wellYou’ll need your USA Hockey registration numberAccess the training at
17 KPW’s Half-Ice program for Mites The term “ADM” doesn’t appear to be in favor as much any longer…What is KPW’s Half-Ice Program?Emphasis on skill developmentMore touches/repetitionsSmall spacesCross-ice element in practices and gamesMore info on cross-ice programs available at
18 KPW’s Half-Ice Program for Mites How is Half-Ice implemented at KP-Walpole?Practices – all Mite practices are required to be conducted using the KPW half-ice approach, plan to incorporate at Squirt-Bantam levels periodicallyElements of the KPW approach include:Cross-Ice “game” station“ABC’s” station (Agility, Balance, Coordination)“Battle drill” station – competitive in nature (1v1, 2v2, 3v2, etc.)“Core Skills” station – essentially incorporates the Turns, pivots & stops station we’ve built into the beginning of practices over the past 4-5 seasons“Stick/Puck” stationThese are the elements the program is implementing and you should be incorporating into any ADM-styled practiceYou also have the flexibility to include other station(s) of your choosingGood idea to include “fun” sessions occasionally as part of practiceFor example, soccer game on ice (no sticks)
19 Half-Ice program for Mites Mite 1’s and 2’s will be playing Half-Ice games in SSC play for roughly first half of seasonAll other Mites will play Half-Ice for the full season.Other programs (Westwood, Medfield, Franklin) have committed to participating in the Half-Ice games we run in Norfolk
20 Half-Ice League for Mites We have run a Half-Ice League for the past few seasons in Norfolk. For the 2013/2014 Season, the league will likely include up to 12 teams.Season will run from Oct 1st to March 31st on Saturday 3 & 4 pm at Norfolk.In an effort to balance our KPW Half-Ice teams, they will all be practicing together for the month of September.Around the third week of September we plan to divide the players into 3 equal teams in preparation for the Oct 1st game schedule starting.Coach’s meeting for the entire Half-Ice League is scheduled for September 11th, 7pm at Norfolk Arena. ALL Half-ice coaches are requested to attend.
21 Incorporating this approach into other age levels In place of “clinics” or “ADM practices”Try to coordinate 3 teams together roughly monthly basisWhen these are scheduled, Head Coaches should coordinate who is doing what before you get to the rinkThe framework is there, just need to agree on specific drills to execute
22 Registrar Information Updates IMRs from USA HockeyALL Coaches and Players must register for season at:Need Hard Copy w/ Barcode.CORIs:Everyone who with be in contact with the kids will be required to submit a CORI (per MassHockey District 3)Includes Head/Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, “Locker room parents”, etc.KPW CORI Coordinator collecting completed CORIs tonightIf you have not already done so, please collect IMR’s and CORI forms now from entire team (Players, and Coaches) and submit in one package per team to KPW Registrar: Nicole Capobianco
23 Registrar Information Updates – Team Rosters If you don’t get your roster copies tonight, your players have NOT completed On-Line Registration atContact players ASAP.Forward the player’s / coach’s Confirmation pageNotify me when your team is 100% compliant.Roster SigningNOT NEEDED THIS YEAR!!
25 Sample Roster WITHOUT Addresses. Sign Here! Do NOT sign here!
26 District Playdowns District Playdowns – State Tournament All Head Coaches (or a team representative) MUST attend the Coaches Meeting for their respective age group:Midgets, Girls U19: September 10th, 7pm, Foxboro Sports CenterBantams, & Girls U14: Probably late September (exact date TBD)Peewees, Girls U12, & Squirts: TBD (typically in October)All District Playdown details will be distributed at these meetings (brackets, contact info, “play-by” dates, rules, etc.)The District 3 Meeting will be announced when details are known
27 Other TournamentsIf your team is going to play an In-State tournament (e.g., Jingle Bell Skate, or Falmouth Williamson)Need to notify SSC before schedules are locked inThey will not be very accommodating to changes once the schedule is published and have asked that no Tournaments be scheduled due to League playoffs for your teams between:3/21/14 and 4/6/14 (Mite through Bantam/Girls U14)11/9/13 & 11/10/13 (Midget/Girls U19)Exceptions will be made for teams that qualify for State TournamentsIf your team is going to play in an out-of-state tournament (i.e., Lake Placid, Waterville Valley)Need to complete Travel Permit form (Mass Hockey)Allow 2-3 weeks for processingNeed to notify SSC early to avoid schedule conflicts
28 Ice SchedulingThis year we have gained some new weekday ice at Norfolk & Foxboro, so not as many weekend practices will be on your schedule.Everyone should have at least six practices before their first gameWeekend of September (9/7 & 9/8) every team (except Midgets) should have a Full Sheet of ice for themselves. Opportunity for scrimmages if you want…We will do our best to keep consistency with as many teams as possible.PLEASE contact Rocky Morrison for any of the following relating to ice:Cancel practiceConflict with game scheduleTournament SchedulesIf any Ice times become available it will be posted on the Available Ice Calendar. Please check on it before contacting Rocky if you need ice.
29 Off-Ice SkillsThe KPW Board is looking into offering an off-ice skills program with Foxboro Sports CenterSign-ups would be organized similar to the Stop-It Goaltending ClinicsFamilies can sign up for 10-week sessions, but at a reduced costLikely be three sessions during the seasonSessions would likely be mid-weekMultiple stations in a rotation, including:Shooting tunnel2 stick-handling stationsSkating stride machineMini-rink for several skillsPlayers would be paired up, and rotate 45-seconds on the station, 45-seconds of restTempo would be similar to that of a game environment
30 Coach’s Handbooks – they’re back! A little thinner this year…Clear page holders provided for your Rosters and Game SheetsCopies of Admin Notes, Playdown Checklist (Squirt – Midget) and Skills Progression in the binder itselfCopies of all of the forms you may need throughout the season are included and provided on a CD with your Handbook, but will also be posted on the KPW website on the “Hey Coach” pageDrills sections has been organized to roughly correspond to Cross-Ice elements as KPW will implement themAlso has a section of Goalie-specific drills co-located with the Core Drills tab, as well as “Other Drills” you may (or may not) find usefulNote: the diagrammed drills are only suggestions and not meant to be considered exclusive or comprehensiveFeel free to use your experience and imagination to keep things interesting and fun for your team’s playersSome other resources you may want to explore include:FlexxCoach (the USA Hockey utility)You Tube (lots of interesting stuff there)Drill Draw (subscription utility)
31 Tips and Techniques for a Successful Season “Success” does not necessarily mean WinsYour first objective should be to oversee the continuing development of all of the players on your rosterEveryone should have the same opportunity to play in any situation (i.e., no dedicated PK or PP units at Squirts)Roll your lines in all situations – playing favorites will be noticed by parents and you will invite a lot of grief you don’t needYour second objective should be to ensure that they want to keep coming to rink – keep it fun, keep it interesting
32 Tips and Techniques for a Successful Season Get/keep your assistants involved in practicesHead Coach can’t do it alonePlan in advance & communicateWith assistants and practice partnersDevelop a routine for kids to followNon-ADM practicesCore drills followed by whatever you have plannedADM-style practicesUse the KPW template for planning
33 Tips and Techniques for a Successful Season If you haven’t already done so, please identify a Team Manager for your team.Head Coach/Team ManagerPlease communicate issues through Division Director, then Hockey DirectorStill no response, then to PresidentKPW will be conducting a Team Managers Meeting in near future at Foxboro Sports CenterOnce Identified, have them set up in the system so they show up on the team page. (We will discuss this further in the meeting)
34 Tips and Techniques for a Successful Season Suggest you have a meeting with the parents at the first practice, or as early in the season as you canSet your expectations with them from the outset:When to be at the rink before practice and games & Locker room policyCommunication to/from coaches to parents (i.e., upcoming schedule)How to address schedule conflictsParent Code of ConductAdministrative details (CORIs as needed, Consent to Treat Forms, etc. – ask your Team Manager to coordinate this if possible)Tournaments?Answer any questions Parents may have about KPW, the team, or life in general…If you don’t know the answer, contact your Division DirectorIf you should ever have a player injury or discipline issue, communicate with your Division Director ASAPPlayer rankings need to be submitted at end of season to help with next year’s evaluationsShould be coordinated with input from all team coaches. If there are differences of opinion, these need to be discussed and settled before final rankings are submitted.Keep your game sheets on file (or in Coach’s Handbook) in the event there is a roster or eligibility dispute
35 Tips and Techniques for a Successful Season Suggest you meet with your players as soon as possible to set ground rules and build a team identityEmphasize respect for parents, coaches, referees, other players (ours and any opponents)KPW teams should be known for sportsmanship as well as any on-ice successesWhen to be at the rink before practices and games6pm practice means fully dressed and ready to step on the ice a few minutes before 6pm, not fooling around in the locker roomNo rough housing in locker roomPre-game routineParents/family out of locker room minutes before game timeWhite board review of any key game strategyWarm-up routine, shooters, etc.Post-game routineCenter ice handshakeHead to locker room – remove helmets and be prepared to listenReview of game in locker room, coaches and players’ perspectivesGame puck or Hardhat etc.Parents stay out until door opened for themTeam nicknames or other team-building activities
36 Coach’s UniformsIf are a new coach, you will need to order a Coach’s Uniform through the KPW websiteIf you don’t have your suit yet, wear something appropriate with the KPW logo until it is available.We want to project a professional appearance at all timesFull suit expected to be worn at practicesNo Shorts – EVER!Jacket expected to be worn at gamesWe want to project an image of KPW PRIDEOrders will be collected from Day Street by Maura Buckley (KPW Merchandizing)
37 Team “welcome back” e-mails You should have had a chance to contact your teams by now…Take advantage of the mailing lists built into your team pages on the KPW websiteIMRsDirect Team to USA Hockey Website:Collect and submit as team to Nicole Capobianco
38 Equipment Information Update Jersey informationSubmitted by Maura Buckley in July to Day Street Sports, should be available shortly (if not already available)Jerseys are for games/pictures onlyRest of team equipment will be handed out at conclusion of meetingPucks, water bottles and carriers, cones, socks, goalie equipment for those teams that need it, etc.Coaches are responsible for any equipment issued to you
39 ThanksThe success of the KPW program depends on the time, dedication, and commitment of all its volunteers, but especially to you Coaches…