High Performance 1

Hockey Canada High Performance 1 Policy Statement

All Head Coaches coaching U15, U18 and Junior 'A' teams that compete in Interprovincial or National Championships or the highest level as determined by the Branch, must be High Performance 1 'Certified'. It is recommended that all Assistant Coaches be at minimum Development 1 'Trained'.

Read the complete policy HERE

HP1 Background

The High Performance 1 Coaching Program is an enriched development experience for coaches, which features online virtual, pre-recorded and in-class sessions. A post training written assignment and field evaluation will complete the certification process. As mentioned, the seminar (theory) will be delivered in three parts consisting of an on-line virtual portion, a recorded module portion, and an in-class portion. This seminar will provide an exceptional opportunity for coaches to learn and will feature outstanding presenters who have vast experience within high performance coaching environments. Following the theory, coaches will further their development by completing, and receiving feedback on, a written assignment with support from a mentor. Participants will then be provided with an incredible opportunity for growth as a Hockey Canada trained Evaluator will observe a practice and game and conduct interviews on the ice sessions and the coach’s overall program.

Throughout the process, coaches will be provided information and tasks which will challenge them with the ultimate goal of furthering key skills including critical thinking, problem solving, interacting, valuing and leadership.

Please note - Priority is given to those who require the training based on the HP1 Policy. For Full HP1 training, coach candidates are required to participate in all sessions that includes the National Virtual sessions, in-class weekend and all group sessions.

  • Hockey Canada National Virtual Weekend - May 24th - 26th, 2024
  • OHF In Class Weekend - July 5th-7th, 2024 - Humber College Toronto

High Performance 1 Application Process

Applications for the 2024 Seminar are available by clicking here

The cost of the 2024 clinic is $1100.00 + HST

For more information please contact:

Jeff Stewart
Programs and Events Director
Ontario Hockey Federation