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CMHA MISSION STATEMENT
“To provide the children and young adults of Coquitlam with the opportunity to play recreational hockey in a safe, enjoyable, and challenging environment.”
CMHA provides support and resources for each player and team in every division to access extra development and/or coach mentoring. Our goal is to increase the capacity of our coaches and volunteers as well as ensure a consistent coaching philosophy throughout the divisions following Hockey Canada’s Long Term Development Model.
CMHA strives to provide programs that enhance the quality of the hockey experience for players of all ages and skill levels while keeping them at levels that are affordable to our members.
WINTER 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
FUNdamentals – Hockey 1 & 2
These sessions for our little H1/2 skaters are designed to keep the players moving and motivated. Fun techniques are used to have players involved in energetic games and drills while they improve their skating and coordination on the ice.
Performance Skating and Edge Control – Hockey 3/4 and Atom C/ Peewee C
Progressive skating instruction for C players to properly improve forward and backward strides, improve confidence on inside and outside edges for better transition, mobility and balance. Pucks will be introduced at later stages once players improve and multitasking is appropriate.
Puck Control/Shooting – Hockey 3/4 and Atom C/ Peewee C
For all players wanting to improve on primary puck control, possession and shooting skills. Proper stick holding and grip instruction for both puck handling and shooting. The instruction is on all shooting techniques from backhand to slap shots.
Advanced Puck Control/Shoot – Hockey 4
Players aged H4 without skating challenges carrying the puck will learn advanced techniques on puck control in motion, protecting it in traffic and keeping the eyes up while looking to pass or shoot. Fundamental shooting instruction for control, accuracy and how to achieve a harder shot. This session is open to H4 registrants as priority however H3 registrants may be accepted as well.
Advanced Power Skating – Hockey 4
This is for Hockey 4 players without any balance challenges. Skaters must be able to stop, crossover and turn on both inside and outside edges. This session is designed to teach skaters to increase mobility, quickness, stride recovery and overall speed. Emphasis is on proper stride for both forward and backward skating. Pucks may be introduced to improve on-ice multitasking but no game play should be expected. This session is open to H4 registrants as priority however H3 registrants may be accepted as well.
Forward/Defence Positioning & Pond Hockey – 1st yr Peewee A/ 2nd yr Atom A
Instruction on position specific skills…forwards will be shown methods on puck protection and puck control for a better possession game and increase offensive opportunities for better scoring chances. Defence learn better puck retrieval techniques, defensive body positioning, advancing the puck quicker and joining the offensive play.
Power Forward/Defence – 1st yr Peewee A /2nd yr Atom A
Instruction on position specific skills…forwards will be shown methods on puck protection, battling through traffic and increase offensive opportunities for better scoring chances. Defence learn better puck retrieval techniques, defensive body positioning, partner positioning and support. Proper passing instruction is emphasised.
Bantam A Prep – Hitting & Skills – 2nd yr Peewee A
Designed to teach the skills necessary to transition from Peewee A contact to Bantam A body checking.
Goalie Clinic – Hockey 3/4 and Atom C/ Peewee C
Instruction is by Joey Ali and his ProAli staff, our own Coquitlam Express goalie consultant. The goalie to instructor ratio is 4 to 1 and will be beginner to intermediate instruction on fundamental core net skills. Proper movement drills and the latest in goalie instruction and save technology. Goalies must have proper balance, stance recovery and primary skating skills or an increase instructor rate will apply.