GTHL to host free all-female coaching clinics, registration now open

With women representing only a single-digit worth of coaches in the Greater Toronto Hockey League as of the 2019-20 season, it’s evident that the hockey community has an untapped resource. Female athletes, on the other hand, represent as much as 50 percent (and often times more) of Canada’s national teams, with the percentage of women who coach at that level at a significantly lower number in comparison.

Women bring forth different life and leadership experiences, values, and attitudes which equip them with valuable sport expertise and perspective. To support the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) national campaign of Women in Coaching, the GTHL will be running the following clinics, free for women only:

“Coaching is for everyone and we need more female roles models coaching in minor hockey,” said Mercedes Watson, Director of Coach and Partner Development at the Coaching Association of Ontario. “Attending a clinic is a great first step to develop the competence and confidence to lead a great hockey program.”

Women in Coaching is a national campaign to increase the number of coaching opportunities for women at all levels of sport. Directed by the CAC, the program enjoys the support of many individuals and organizations committed to improving the coaching environment for women in sport.

“We hope that these clinics will inspire women to get started on the coaching journey and create a network of support to keep them going,” said Watson.

Please note that the Coach Level 1 and Coach Level 2 course requires that participants complete the Hockey Canada – Hockey University online Coach 1/Coach 2 program in addition to a 4-hour in-class course as part of the training.

To register, click the below links:


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