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Coaches Information

Craig Ross

Director of Coach Development

Coach Application

Coach Application for the 2019/2020 Season are now being accepted.  Please click on the link below.  Submissions will be accepted until September 6, 2020.

Please check the Coaching Requirements Link to make sure you understand which certifications you will need.

Upcoming Coach Clinics- Local

NCCP - Coach Requirement Clinics

Date MHA Clinic Classroom  Facility Class Time Ice Facility Ice Time
2-Oct Spruce Grove Coach 1 Border Paving 5:00-9:00pm TLC 9:00-10:00pm
10-Oct Spruce Grove Coach 2 Border Paving 5:15-9:15pm TLC 9:45-10:45pm
28-Oct Spruce Grove Checking Border Paving 7:00-8:30pm TLC 9:00-10:00pm


PD Clinics (Instructional Stream)

Date MHA Clinic Start Facility Start Time Ice Facility Time
28-Nov Spruce & Stony Breakouts Skills or Defensemen  Border Paving 7:00-8:30pm TLC 9:00-10:00pm
4-Dec Spruce & Stony Puck Possession and Recovery Tactics Border Paving 7:00-8:30pm TLC 9:00-10:00pm


These, or any of the coaching clinics can be signed up for under the link below:





Coaching Certification:

*** 2018 Coach Hockey Alberta Coach Site ***


All SPMHA Coaches will be reimbursed for course registration fees by providing copy of receipt and completion of course.



Other Team Coaching Requirements:

** All coaches must submit an RCMP criminal record check every 24 months. New this season, SPMHA is using BACKCHECK. an online service.  Please contact Glenna,  or CRAIG, for more information.

** All teams must have at least one (1) person registered as a team official that has complete the Hockey Canada Safety Program and be at all games.

** All persons registered as a team official must have Respect in Sport Coach certification (different from the parent version). This is an online course (

If you have any questions or comments regarding coaching with Stony Plain Minor Hockey please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to the upcoming season with all the coaching staff for the 2018/19 Season.

                                         Craig Ross
                        Director of Coach Development


Coach Resources:


Blank Practice Plan

Game Day Planning Sheet

10 Tips to Improving Confidence in Young Athletes

Sports Drinks - Myths Exposed

Hockey Canada Free Concussion Awareness Apps 

Team Meeting Agenda

Team Meeting Agenda with talking points



Hockey Canada Skill Development:

Initiation Core Skills

Novice Core Skills

Atom Core Skills

Peewee Core Skills

Bantam Core Skills


Website Resources:

LARGE ICE VIDEO (Great for Initiation / Novice Coaches)