USA Hockey has established the ACE Program to provide a vital communication link between your local association and USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program. Your local associations ACE Director will assist your association in developing a well-trained coaching staff, help your coaches manage their CEP requirements, and promote and facilitate other USA Hockey programs such as the ADM, the Red, White and Blue Program (Cross-ice / Skill Development, Parent Education, and the Player Development Program. This program is closely linked to the Coaching Education Program, and therefore the link is posted below.
Please find attached an essay written by New York's own Dave Starman about the Importance of Development and the balance between teaching Systems and Skills.
Dave asked that if we published his piece, that we ask for dialog back. His hope is that we get some good discussion going regarding the importance of developing skills.
Please share with other coaches encouraging them to promote skill development through some healthy debate! See the link below.
To all NY District Coaches:
The New York District Coaching Education and Association Coaching Education Programs are very pleased to announce the relaunch of the "Coaches Clipboard" hockey articles. These articles will cover a variety of coaching topics like a discussion on a set of drills, to an interview with a coach, or even an article about sled hockey. Whatever the subject, we promise to keep the articles interesting and current. The “Coaches Clipboard” will be sent out twice a month during the season and once a month during the off season, so please look for it in your email from your Association ACE Director. We are also happy to announce that Sheridan Mish, Central Section ACE Administrator will coordinate the Coaches Clipboard.
In case you are not familiar with the ACE Program, we thought that we would take this opportunity to introduce you to the ACE Program. Every youth hockey association is required to have an “Association Hockey Director.” The Association Hockey Director is the person who serves as the administrative link to USA Hockey and its Coaching Education Program (CEP). In their role, Association Hockey Directors organize and manage CEP requirements, assist the local association in the development of a well-trained coaching staff, promote parent education, and provide clear goals and objectives for player skill development.
The first article which is about dealing with parents is attached to this email.
We hope you enjoy the articles and have a great season.
Chuck Gridley email@example.com
NY District Coach-In-Chief
14 E. Elizabeth St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Mark Hogan firstname.lastname@example.org
NY District ACE Administrator
124 Woodrow Avenue
Rochester, NY 14609
NY ACE Directors,
District ACE Coordinator
Phone: (585) 576-7035
Section ACE Administrator/East Section (North)
Phone: (914) 946-2585
Section ACE Administrator/East Section (South)
Phone: (516) 662-0627
Section ACE Administrator/North Section
Phone: (518) 483-0159
Section ACE Administrator/Central Section
Phone: (315) 794-6608
Section ACE Administrator/West Section
Phone: (585) 245-3358
We (the ACE Program) are running a new program called the "Coaches Clipboard". We send all coaches across the country an article by email approximately every 2 weeks. These articles are posted below.