Coach (ice hockey)

Coach in ice hockey is the person responsible for directing the team during games and practices, prepares strategy and decides which players will participate in games.[1]

The specific responsibilities of a coach vary according to the level at which they are coaching. For example, unique to coaching at the professional level, coaches need to have skills in dealing with the media.[2] At the professional level, as each game is given great importance, a coach will analyse past games and prepare for future games. Coaches also are important in determining the style of hockey the team plays.[3] While winning is a primary responsibility at the professional level, at the other extreme of minor hockey, teaching is given greater importance. In the case of coaching of youth hockey, while strategy and tactics are still required, there would be the added responsibility of teaching fundamental skills and the rules of the game, providing a fun and safe environment, developing character, teaching physical fitness and the ability to communicate in a positive manner.[4][5]

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Coach Claude Julien (standing) intently studies the action during a game.

See also


  1. ^ Diamond, Dan (1998). Total Hockey. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 616. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
  2. ^ Wyshynski, Greg (March 16, 2007). "Ranking the Coaches (Yep, All 30 of Them)". Retrieved Dec 8, 2009.
  3. ^ Amber, David. "Q&A with Mike Babcock". ESPN. Retrieved Dec 8, 2009.
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Wendy (2001). Coaching Youth Hockey. Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. p. 2. ISBN 0-7360-3795-0.
  5. ^ "Morden Minor Hockey Association Coaching Philosophy and Guidelines" (PDF). Morden Minor Hockey. 2008–2009. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-07-14. Retrieved Dec 8, 2009.

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2014 AIHL season

The 2014 AIHL season was the 15th season of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). It ran from 12 April 2014 until 24 August 2014, with the Goodall Cup finals following on 30 and 31 August. The Melbourne Mustangs won both the H Newman Reid Trophy for finishing first in the regular season, and the Goodall Cup after defeating the Melbourne Ice in the final.

2015 AIHL season

The 2015 AIHL season was the 16th season of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). It ran from 25 April 2015 until 23 August 2015, with the Goodall Cup finals following on 29 and 30 August. The Newcastle North Stars won both the H Newman Reid Trophy for finishing first in the regular season, and the Goodall Cup after defeating the Melbourne Ice in the final.

2016 AIHL season

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2017 AIHL season

The 2017 AIHL season was the 18th season of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). It ran from 22 April 2017 until 27 August 2017, with the Goodall Cup finals following on 2 and 3 September. The Melbourne Ice won both the H Newman Reid Trophy for finishing first in the regular season, and the Goodall Cup after defeating the CBR Brave in the final.

2019–20 NHL season

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Coach (sport)

In sports, a coach is a person involved in the direction, instruction and training of the operations of a sports team or of individual sportspeople. A coach may also be a teacher.

Head coach

A head coach, senior coach, or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches. In some sports, the head coach is instead called the "manager", as in association football and professional baseball. In other sports such as Australian rules football, the head coach is generally termed a senior coach.

Other coaches are usually subordinate to the head coach, often in offensive positions or defensive positions, and occasionally proceeding down into individualized position coaches.

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