Rep B U12 (2011)
Hockey has been a big part of my life from playing AA as a child in Georgetown, Ontario to playing in adult recreational leagues and in recent years, being involved with coaching minor hockey.
Hockey Coaching Experience
I have three kids in hockey and have been involved in their coaching for over 10 years. Most recently, I was an assistant coach with Ottawa Ice girls hockey at U13A and U13 AA and have been an assistant coach with the Gloucester Rangers the last three years at U9A, U10A and U11A. I have been a head coach the last three years for spring hockey with both girls and boys teams.
I believe that hockey is fun and a great part of a childhood experience. My goal is to enhance kids' love of the game while developing skills to give them the opportunity to play at whatever level they strive for. For competitive hockey, I believe high work ethic, commitment and a team first mentality are important for success and there will be an expectation of focus, effort and responsibility at practices and games. At U12, there will be a continued emphasis on skill development through stations and small area games and we will work on team based concepts and flow drills to transition these skills effectively in games.
I am a passionate and energetic coach. Looking forward to working with the players this season. Go Hawks!