Coaches Corner


Do you need some tips, practice drills or other advice? 

Do you have some advice or tips you would like to share? 

If so, the RDPH Coach's Corner is for you!

To request additions please E-mail the Coach Liaison.

To become a RDPH coach, you will need a few requirements:

  • Willingness to have a great time with great kids!
  • Sign up as a Coach on the RDPH Registration system.
  • A Criminal Records Check and Respect in Sports is required.

Until you are assigned a team you will not have access to team information.  

Equipment Pick Up will occur prior to the first game, and is typically split up into times for Divisions I,II, and III, and another time or date for Divisions Iv,V and VI.

Equipment to be handed out includes: Jerseys, 20 pucks, 6 pylons, a first aid kit, goalie equipment for Div I , II and III and Div IV if required.

Strategy for getting setup in Red Deer Pond Hockey:

At first game, hand out jerseys and record player numbers Run a few drills, have fun with the children.

After first game, have a team meeting with parents and players to:

  • Let them know your expectations of the Players
  • What parents can expect from you
  • Will you be unavailable at some point
  • Where you need help (ask someone to be the goalie coordinator and be responsible for setting up the player and goalie equipment for next week so you do not have to carry to each game, etc.)
  • Provide parents/guardians contact information for team coaches/manager/liaison
  • Assign team volunteer roles: team manager, jersey parents 
  • Answer any questions

RDPH Coaches Resources 

Red Deer Pond Hockey Coaches Package

How to register as a coach in RAMP

Required Coach Document

Adding Volunteer Assignments in the RAMP App

Adding Criminal Record Checks, Respect in Sport or Birth Certificate Information to Personal Accounts in RAMP

 

Coaches have an opportunity to plan and hold a team party. For details and requirements please contact the appropriate division coordinator. If your would like to plan a special event for your team please contact the appropriate division coordinator before doing so.

Volunteering as team staff (coach, assistant coach and team manager) is a rewarding experience.

Red Deer Pond Hockey thanks all those individuals who have chosen to volunteer as team staff. 

Red Deer Pond Hockey is a family oriented organization, which believes that all youth should have the opportunity to play hockey in a fun and supportive environment.

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