Coaches, it is hard to believe we are quickly approaching July and many of us are starting to think about what the 20-21 hockey season may look like here in Oregon. While we have been working with others in OSHA on things like our updated Guide Book, the National Office as well as others in the Pacific District have also been working on the new CEP program. This past week, I along with others, have been in trainings and meetings on the new program. As part of launching the new program, we will be doing most, if not all of our 20-21 CEP classes virtually. Below is information from the CEP program for you to review and options for Coaching Certifications for 20-21.
For 20-21 we will have level 1 – 4 virtual classes as our primary method for CEP trainings. Please encourage your coaches or potential coaches to review the information about CEP for 20-21.
I hope you all have been well, and continue to be well.
On behalf of USA Hockey, we hope that your family is healthy and safe! As states begin to open, we look forward to the day we are all back on the ice!
With the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken a hard look at how we will be delivering USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program, realizing the possibility that in person clinics this season may be different based upon social gathering criteria set by each state.
That being said, we are excited to be moving forward with online virtual clinics starting immediately. We will begin posting these clinics very soon, and you will have options for dates and times that best fit your schedule.
You can register for a virtual clinic just like you have done in the past at: usahockey.com/coachingclinics
As stated above our goal is to have in-person clinics as soon as they are allowed and safe for all participants.
This is a great time to get the following accomplished before the season begins:
We appreciate all that you do for hockey and the players you coach! Stay healthy and safe. We will all get through this together.
Yours in hockey,
USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program
Good golly Miss Molly, it is hard to believe we are screaming through the 19-20 Hockey Season. It seems like just last week we were hosting our first CEP session of the year. The USAH Coaches Education Program is going through some big changes starting with the 20-21 season. Part of these changes will include continuing education for coaches who have obtained their level 4 and level 5 certifications as well as new level 1 - 4 courses and potential skill-specific seminars. All very exciting stuff!
This weekend (1/31 - 2/2) is the OSHA Development Camp. This is an opportunity for 2007-2003 birth years to participate in an intense 3-day camp in Eugene, Oregon. We will have USAH National Office representatives as well as Pacific District and OSAH coaches and evaluators in attendance running on-ice sessions as well as off-ice workouts and classroom education sessions. While we do select our top players at camp to advance to the Western Regional Camp ('06s) and Pacific District Camps ('05-'03), the primary purpose is to expose players from all around Oregon to USAH education and development on and off the ice. If you are in the area, stop on by the Rink Exchange and check it out!
Keep on developing your players!