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Education and information sharing is an essential part of growing the game of hockey.

The GTHL will be look to provide information on our website about resources available to coaches, parents and players. Some of these resources include; hockey relevant links to websites, educational opportunities, bursaries, and hockey parent education.

Please contact us for more information and let us know if our resources have been helpful. We want to hear from you if you have a suggestion or comment. Email us at coachdevelopment@gthlcanada.com.


GTHL Pro D Series

The GTHL Professional Development Series presents an opportunity for coaches to get involved in continuing education and acquire points towards certification maintenance . Our Pro D Series brings together GTHL development experts, community organisations, and industry professionals to provide the very best, and relevant, development opportunities.

Our Pro D clinics, unless otherwise stated, carry a value of 3 points towards the maintenance of a certified status in your Coaching Association of Canada Locker.

Click here to view the Professional Development policy/credit information.

Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about PD points. 

Click here for in-class clinic dates and locations.

Click here for eLearning and Coaching Association of Canada PD courses and to track your Professional Development points in The Locker.

Hockey Canada Resources for Coaches

Browse hundreds of drills, practice plans, and create your own practice using the Hockey Canada Drill Hub.

Click here to start.

Join Club Hockey Canada to take advantage of the multiple resources and offers available to members. Click here.

club hockey canada.


2016-17 Quest for Gold Coach Funding

Through the Quest for Gold Coaching funding program, the Coaches Association of Ontario in partnership with the Government of Ontario is providing an opportunity for coaches, and provincial sports organizations, to recover some of the expenses involved with coaching and coach development. Click on a link below for more information about funding programs.

Funding programs include:

Please note that when applying for a coach bursary, use 000000 as your NCCP number and for course name choose Sport Specific Competition Introduction.

For more information all the Coaches Association of Ontario at (416) 426-7086 or email education@coachesontario.ca.


Respect In Sport Online Parent Program

NOTE: This course is different from the Speak Out equivalent found under the Coaches tab of our website.

The GTHL is pleased to provide, in partnership with Respect Group Inc., an educational tool that furthers our commitment to fostering a safe and fun hockey environment for players and parents.

The Respect in Sport Online Parent Program is an in-depth one-hour online program geared toward providing the parent with information on how to evaluate and understand:

  • parental influence over a child;
  • coach and leader roles in sport;
  • parent and coach roles in a child’s enjoyment of a sport; and
  • protecting your child when they are out of your immediate control.

Furthermore, this program highlights five key “behavioural traps” frequently exhibited by parents – particularly in competitive sports – and touches on the subjects of nutrition, rest, injuries, and dealing with coaches, officials and other parents.

We encourage all GTHL parents to take advantage of this valuable online education tool.

Click here to register for the Respect in Sport Online Parent Program.


Making Head Way in Sport - Free Concussion eLearning Series

The Coaching Association of Canada is providing this FREE online course designed to give you knowledge and skills in the area of athlete safety and concussions. Topics covered include: concussion prevention, recognition, treatment, and safe return to play. This free course is worth 5 professional development points that will be added to your Locker profile.
For more information click here or for instructions on how to create a Coaching Association of Canada locker profile and sign up click here.