Coaching Resources

A Coaching Manual has been developed to provide new and existing coaches with a hands-on tool on skill development, team play, strategies and training to instruct sledge players and to create avenues for player development to higher levels of the sport.

Hockey Canada has produced a detailed training manual available for download on their website - click here  This resource is designed for existing hockey coaches to make the transition from coaching able-bodied hockey to coaching athletes with a disability in sledge hockey. Introductions to both the grassroots and elite sides of the game are provided. After reading this resource a coach should have a solid foundation of knowledge of many aspects of the sport of sledge hockey.

Sledge Hockey Resources

Coaching

1. OSHA's "Introduction to Coaching Sledge Hockey” is available for purchase.
    Topics covered include Equipment, Practices, Basic Skills, Goaltending, Defense, Offence, Special Teams and Faceoffs.
    Contact Todd Sargeant  at toddsargeant@hotmail.com 

2. Hockey Canada produced a detailed training manual available for download on their website.

3. BC Hockey has a great sledge coaching resource for coaches who are newer to the sport.  http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/63788/la_id/1.htm

4. Sales of sledges and sticks - http://www.uniqueinventions.com

5. Coaching Association of Ontario - http://www.coachesontario.ca

6. Coaching Association of Canada -  http://www.coach.ca

Hockey Canada Training & Strength Manual

Sledge hockey is a fast-paced, aggressive sport that is extremely demanding physically. In order to play the sport at the elite level, excellent physical conditioning is required. Even playing the sport recreationally, a strong level of conditioning will allow the participant to succeed and enjoy their experience more.  To access Hockey Canada website - click here.

Due to the nature of the sport, strength in the body's core is of particular importance. This manual is designed in order to give sledge hockey players and coaches a resource to use in order to improve their own core strength and help them enjoy and achieve a higher level of success in the sport of sledge hockey.