The Minor Hockey Office has moved, but not too far........ to the location right next door
370 Saskatchewan St W
Moose Jaw, SK
REMINDER TO ALL TEAM STAFF
A free Coaching Clinic will be happening on Sunday, Nov. 30 at Mosaic Place and will give the coaches an opportunity to sit down with the Warriors' coaching staff and use the 30 years of NHL experience that Hunter brings to the table, as well as the new ideas from O'Leary. Goalie Coach Jamie Hobson will also be attending the coaching clinic to offer up help on developing goalies here in Moose Jaw.COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES PLEASE RSVP JAMES GALLO BY NOVEMBER 21 email@example.com
Over the years Moose Jaw Minor Hockey has had helped develop players at several levels of hockey that include AAA Midget, SJHL, WHL and the NHL. We have seen our locals gain success in playing, coaching, and administration at these levels. Another area that recent a Moose Jaw product has had success is Officiating. Former Moose Javian Michelle Stapleton has proven herself as a huge asset in not just Saskatchewan, her talents have reached a national level.
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The Moose Jaw Warriors are working to strengthen their role in the community as leaders and an area that they have their sights set on is minor hockey.
The local Western Hockey League team met with Moose Jaw Minor Hockey last month to discuss ways that they can get involved. A partnership has come from that meeting which will see a number of initiatives go forward to make the Warriors' expertise available to coaches and players.
“We look at it that the partnership is essential,” said Alan Millar, general manager of the Warriors. “In all the areas of coaching development, player development and as equally important, or more important, keeping the game fun, keep young kids playing the game.”
The Warriors are offering up their players and coaches to be available to minor hockey teams.
“We feel that it's essential that we're leaders in that area,” said Millar. “With the expertise of our coaching staff and players that there's areas that we can help assist make the game fun and help in development.
“Any areas of the game that we can be leaders and help minor hockey, we want to have a real good relationship and partnership.”
The Warrior players would be able to attend practices and games to talk to the players before a game, or assist with a practice, as well as be involved in the initiation program in December.
“It's important for our players to be doing those things and it's important for young players to get to know the Warriors, hear their story from minor hockey,” said Millar. “We want them to go there meet the kids and offer encouragement.”
For coaches, they will have the opportunity to pick the brain of Head Coach Tim Hunter and Assistant Coach Mark O'Leary through coach mentoring and a coaching clinic.
The free Coaching Clinic will be happening on Sunday, Nov. 30 at Mosaic Place and will give the coaches an opportunity to sit down with the Warriors' coaching staff and use the 30 years of NHL experience that Hunter brings to the table, as well as the new ideas from O'Leary. Goalie Coach Jamie Hobson will also be attending the coaching clinic to offer up help on developing goalies here in Moose Jaw.COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES PLEASE RSVP JAMES GALLO BY NOVEMBER 21 firstname.lastname@example.org
“He'll talk about goalie development, practices for goalies and drills for goalies because we know that's a different animal, goalies are a challenge of their own,” said Millar.
Through the coach mentoring program, minor hockey coaches can schedule a time to meet with the Warriors' coaches before a practice to go over practice planning and then observe a practice from either the ice or stands and then meet after practice for a review.
“There's 106 minor hockey coaches and we hope that they can all get here,” said Millar. “We're excited and looking forward to building this partnership and getting things going.”
Another area that the Warriors will be lending a hand in comes with bantam and midget-aged players. Millar will sit down with the players and coaches to discuss topics such as: the WHL Bantam Draft, listing players, midget and junior A opportunities and WHL scholarships.
Millar said he wants to get across that it's not the end of the world if you're not drafted.
“You have players that are good when they're younger, you have late bloomers at 18-19, and just walking them through and discussing the draft and if you're drafted or not,” he explained. “It's important and we would answer any questions that players and parents have about the draft throughout.”
This partnership between the Warriors and Minor Hockey is new, but one that they're hoping continues to develop and helps to develop hockey players here in the Friendly City.
“It's really essential that we connect with Minor Hockey, we help in any way that we can and I'm looking forward to seeing the response,” said Millar. “It has the capabilities to be a long term initiative that will have a lot of benefits for players and coaches and our relationship in the community.”
For more information on the programs or to schedule a time with a Warrior player or coach, you can contact James Gallo at 306-694-5711 ext. 3001.
Attention all coaches, a Goaltending 1 clinic has been added to MJ Clinics. This will be a mandatory clinic starting in 2015-16 season.
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