Coaching Resources

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

Hockey Canada Resources for Coaches

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Browse hundreds of FREE drills, practice plans, and create your own practice plans using the Hockey Canada Drill Hub, Click here to start.

Download FREE Hockey Canada coaching tools:

 Scouting Report Game Roster Goals Against Log Player Stats
 Practice Plan-Half-ice Practice Plan Template Practice Roster Team Scouting Yearly Plan Template & example


For Hockey Canada Player Development downloads – practice plans, skill evaluation tools, core skills and more Click HERE

Coaching Association of Ontario Coach Funding

Through the Quest for Gold Coaching funding program, the Coaches Association of Ontario in partnership with the Government of Ontario takes look to build capacity and leadership within the Ontario sport system by 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:

For more information contact the Coaches Association of Ontario at (416) 426-7086 or email

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.