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

High Performance 1 Coach

Information for 2020 Participants 

Over the past few days we have seen communication from both the Federal and Provincial governments, as well as our governing body Hockey Canada, over the state of affairs as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic. As of today, we will not be cancelling the upcoming scheduled HP1 Clinics. However, we will be monitoring the situation closely, to make the best decision for the health and well-being of all individuals involved.

We thank you for your interest in participating in the HP1 Clinic, further information will be shared when it is available.

Updated March 20, 2020

HP1 Clinic Dates & Locations

To fall in line with the High Performance 1 policy, the Ontario Hockey Federation will be hosting two HP1 Coaching Program clinics this summer. The first of the two clinics will be held in Toronto and hosted over the weekends of June 5-7 and June 13-14, while the second clinic will be held in Barrie over four days from July 9 to July 12.

High Performance 1 Background

The High Performance 1 Coaching Program is an enriched development experience for coaches, which features in-class sessions, a written assignment and a field evaluation. The in-class seminar will provide an exceptional opportunity for coaches to learn as it will feature outstanding presenters who have vast experience within high performance coaching environments. Following the in-class portion, 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.

High Performance 1 Application Process

Coaches wishing to become HP1 certified are encouraged to fill out the HP1 Coaching Program application form by following this link: LINK.

When filling out the application, coaches will have the ability to rank in order what seminar they would like to attend. As we would like to be able to accommodate all requests, this may be difficult to do based on the potential number of coaches who require this certification. 

Please note: Priority will be given to those coaches who will require the certification for the 2020-21 season. Only those candidates selected will be contacted.

If accepted, coaches will be notified and sent payment instructions closer to the date of clinic. The total registration fee for all HP1 clinics is $1250.00, plus tax and includes lunches/snacks, all seminar materials, course work, written assignment evaluation, mentoring and practical field evaluation (in the OHF Area). Transportation, dinners and accommodation are the responsibility of the participant. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Colleges for those accepted into a clinic.

** 100 % Attendance is Mandatory **


For more information please contact:

Jeff Stewart
Programs and Events Director
Ontario Hockey Federation