Coach - Resources


Following are a variety of tools that you as a coach can use to enhance your coaching experience.  If you find additional information on the internet that you find useful, please share this information with your fellow McKnight Coaches, please forward the information to our Communications Director at and we will post it to this website page.  Additionally, please also check out our Kidzfirst link on the side menu!

Coach Manual 16-17.pdf


Referee's Case Book/Rule Combination 2012-2014 (When it is a rule change year, each team will receive one copy at the coaches meeting.  You can also view it online or if you wish to purchase one, please contact Hockey Calgary)

Hockey Calgary Regulations Handbook 2014-2015 (each team will receive one regulation handbook at the coaches meeting, provided for by Hockey Calgary.  You can also view it online or if you wish to purchase additional copies, please contact Hockey Calgary)

Hockey Calgary Coach Mentorship

Hockey Canada DRILL HUB - NEW!!!  Check out these amazing videos!

Hockey Calgary Concussion Awareness
Return to Play
Hockey Calgary PeeWee Concussion Study

Hockey Canada Core Skills
- Can be used as a starting point for all your players, and then provide them with a final report at the end of the season, showing their progress over the season.

Hockey Canada Resources - Breakaway Store:
(these items are available to "check out", by contacting the Coach Development Director - don't pass up the opportunity to check out these useful tools):

Hockey Canada Skills Development Coaching Manuals:

  • Timbits to Midget
  • Half Ice
  • Goaltender

Fun and Games
Teaching Checking Resource Package
Transition: Defense to Offense
Transition: Game to Practice

Helpful Practice Planning Tools:

Hockey Calgary Practice Plan Template
Coaching Small Area Games
Hockey Canada - Small Area Games
Hockey Calgary Player Development Model

Hockey Canada Coaches Link
Hockey Alberta Coaches Link
Hockey Calgary Coaches Link

M2 Hockey Station Manual

Hockey Coach's Guide to Small-Area Games

Hockey Calgary Timbits Program Link
Timbits Manual (2011-12)

Hockey Calgary Novice Development League Link
NDL Guide 2013
NDL Full Ice Practice Plans
NDL Half Ice Practice Plan
NDL Goaltender Rotation Form
NDL Sanction Request Form

Hockey Canada Sample Drills and Downloads
Hockey Canada Skills Development
Hockey Canada Skills Development Model

Hockey Canada Drill Hub


10 Coaching Tips for a Successful Season


Novice - Atom "Complete the Game"
Additional bulletins from Hockey Calgary can be found on the Hockey Calgary link.


Kellin Carson
Consultant, Regional Centre Calgary
Phone (403) 660-1049

Hockey Alberta presentation at Coaches meeting 2014.


Body checking is a 4-step process.  Steps 1-3 should be taught to ALL hockey players from Timbits to PeeWee, Step 4 should be introduced to PeeWee and above, but only utilized in game play in Bantam and above.

Intro to checking
Step 1: Positioning & Angling
Step 2: Stick Checks
Step 3: Body Contact
Step 4: Body Checking

Hockey Alberta Checking Program - this file is 132MB and cannot be uploaded to the website because of it's size, please click on the following DropBox link.  Please note that this is a very large file, and it will take some time for the file to load, be patient.

Helpful Game Day Tools:

Game day preparation form - use this form for your lineup, notes, etc. so that all coaches are on the same page
Coach folder page 1, page 2 - use this form for all your game preparations.  Fill out page 1, and print double sided with page 2 and print extra copies of page 2 for a booklet, by folding it in the middle and keep it on you.

Additional game day prep sheets, easily fold into your pocket:
Game Day prep sheet front
Game Day prep sheet back

Referee Information:

Please refer to the Referee website pages.

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