PO Box 35057
963 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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River East Hockey

2018-19 Development Directors Year End Report

This year was a work in progress being my first year in the position. We started out the year with our AA male and female 4X4 prep camp. The camp was guided by the AA coaching staffs and gave the players a chance to get some ice and playing time prior to tryouts. During A hockey tryouts the coaches committee interviewed several candidates for positions on Royals teams A3-A1. We were very pleased with all of our coaches for the most part, and hope to make improvements this upcoming season to further help our coaches.

With the help of Hockey MB we set up and hosted some coaching clinics for our up and coming coaches, clinics included were goalie training, developing defenseman, shooting and scoring. The clinics were well received by coaches within REMHA and we hope to run these clinics again this year before the season starts. These coaching clinic once again come at “no cost” to our coaches and it is imperative to take on these clinics to develop as a coach and mentor. REMHA acquired the services of Icelab for our AA goaltenders which was beneficial for our young goalies.

Manitoba Bison coach Ryan Bonni and power skating guru Bowen Barrett were hired to run our in season skills and power skating sessions. This was the first year to try these skill sessions and there were a few bumps we will need to iron out for next season. Each team 12 and under A3-A1 received at least 3 sessions with our skill coaches. This year we are hoping to build upon these sessions with very positive feedback and constructive criticism from coaches and parents. One major change this year will be the involvement of a designated goalie coach for each skill session, something we tried with Byron Spriggs goalie of the MB Bisons at a couple session this past year.

This upcoming season we hope to build upon the new programs we’ve introduced and build from the success we had last year. Things to look forward to will be:

  1. The 4X4 starting August 25 times will be posted online with the possibility of online registration.
  2. The 3rd week of September we hope to have the hockey MB coaches clinic/ with demonstrations on ice with teams.
  3. We will have a hitting clinic for Bantam aged kids moving into hitting.
  4. We will be hosting a high performance skills program before school for the top 20 of each A1 age group.
  5. We will also be hosting skills programs before school for any others interested in improving their skills.
  6. Skill sessions with Ryan Bonni and Bowen Barret will start the 3rd week of October and continue throughout the season.
  7. Goalie coaches will be hired for REMHA teams and will be available for teams to use. They will also be used at all team skill sessions.
  8. AA teams will also have access to designated Goalie coaches for their teams.

REMHA will continue to apply for funding and grant monies at the various hockey levels. With this support and your support we believe it will give not only our players but also our coaches the best chance to thrive and succeed.

Scott Larkins
Development Director



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