Girls and Women's Hockey

We are Coaches

We Are Coaches Program

FREE Coach Training For Women, By Women.

The We Are Coaches Program is free, women-only coach training that was designed to increase the number of trained women coaches in Canada in order to provide mentors and role models for young participants.

The goals of We Are Coaches are to:

  • Help build infrastructure to support and sustain the participation of girls and women in hockey in Canada.
  • Develop women role models and leaders within the hockey community.
  • Remove barriers to coaching education for women.

The Hockey Canada Foundation provides funding to Hockey Canada Members to deliver FREE women-only Coach 1, Coach 2 and/or Development 1 clinics each season. See below for a schedule of upcoming We Are Coaches Clinics.

Member Location Clinic Date & Time Women Master Coach Developer Link to Register

Additionally, the We Are Coaches Guide was created to ensure that the first coaching experience of participants is positive and engaging while recognizing the connection between women coaches and the number of girls who do not only choose to try hockey but continue playing. The recommendations included in the We Are Coaches Guide will help coaches to navigate their first experience as a coach while providing considerations and suggestions to enhance the experience of girls in hockey.

Although these recommendations were primarily created to support first-time coaches, more experienced coaches may also find them helpful. Feel free to use any or all of the checklist as a guide throughout the season.

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