The Banff Centre – Banff, AB:  July 27-29, 2017 (NEW – tentative)

Banff mountainsRoger Neilson’s Coaches Clinic has been the world’s preeminent coaching clinic for over two decades. RNCC prides itself as a place for pros and amateurs alike to spend time and share their knowledge and love for the game. Enjoy the laid back, yet professional, atmosphere of the clinic – while surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. If ever there was an excuse to bring the family, this is it!

THE BANFF CENTRE: July 27-29, 2017 (NEW – tentative)
*Bonus tour/activity days available



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The preeminent Coaches Clinic in the world, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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Clinic Highlights

  • A weekend full of informative instruction and fun – our third year in Banff, AB!
  • Our most intimate clinic setting with unprecedented access to our guest speakers
  • Designed to benefit coaches at any level with a keen interest in expanding their coaching education
  • Lectures by NHL & Pro coaches and specialists
  • Customized lecture schedule to allow time to take in the beauty and activities in the surrounding Rocky Mountains
  • Detailed lecture material booklet for all participants – includes all speakers’ notes & drills (200+ pages)
  • Practice drills and on-ice demonstration run by experienced professionals
  • Display booths with the latest in sports technology
  • Informal receptions each night for exchange of ideas – share stories with the speakers and other attendees!
  • ‘Panel Discussion’ with NHL/Pro coaches and players
  • On-site ‘Pro Shop’ with educational books, DVDs, coaching aids and apparel
  • Roger Neilson’s Coaches Clinic delegates receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter for shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff Centre
  • Extend your stay at The Banff Centre for up to 6 nights at the event rate
  • Space is limited for a personalized approach – be sure to register early

Word of Mouth

Serious coaches. Coaches who want to learn. Coaches that challenge themselves to get better every day. Coaches determined to be the best they can be. These are the coaches who attend the RNCC.
Jay Woodcroft, Edmonton Oilers
The speakers at the clinic are all first class and it is a great place to learn about the game.
Jon Christiano, Buffalo Sabres
The spirit for sharing and learning creates a strong sense of camaraderie, but even more important than that is the way every coach in attendance – presenters and participants – is able to to recognize the opportunity we have as leaders to help our teams learn more of what it means to honor the great game of hockey.
Eric Hoffberg,
It is hard to put into words what the clinic has meant to me and given me over all of these years… a mountain of knowledge, numerous contacts – and above all… some great friendships.
Larry Huras, MODO Hockey
Thanks a lot for a great weekend. It was worth the trip from Saskatchewan.
Casey O'Brien, Yorkton Terriers
Being able to listen to, learn from, and speak to some of the brightest minds in the coaching fraternity proved invaluable for my growth as a coach.
Jay Woodcroft, Edmonton Oilers
Just wanted to pass along an email and say how much I enjoyed the weekend in Windsor.
Kris Knoblauch, Erie Otters - OHL
My strongest impression from this experience has been the commitment to a well rounded agenda. The participants are provided with a tremendous range of perspective and content for how to make their teams better and how to make themselves better.
Eric Hoffberg,
I have been a professional hockey coach for over 25 years and the Neilson clininc is the one clinic I do every summer because I know that they consistantly deliver the goods. It is informative, fun and the contacts I have made here have helped me develop many friendships at all levels of hockey.
Larry Huras, MODO Hockey
Roger Neilson had a passion for hockey and training up players and coaches… the RNCC has continued Roger’s dream of raising up better coaches so that they can share their knowledge and passion with their players.
Jon Christiano, Buffalo Sabres


Registration: TBC
BONUS DATES: July TBA (Day) and July TBA – Details to follow
Fees: $TBA (plus GST)
Includes Breakfast, Lunch (Fri/Sat) and continuous Coffee Breaks (Fri-Sun)

Group discounts available for 3+ coaches (click here)

Payment: Personal cheque, Money order, Visa/MasterCard. Credit cards processed in Canadian funds. US checks at par.
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The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Banff, AB, T1L 1H5
Phone: 403.762.6100

Accommodations & Extras

The Banff Centre – Lloyd Hall
2 Double beds or 1 King bed
Single $160.00 person per day
Double $87.50 per person per day
Double prices are per delegate.

Kitchen Suite 1 Queen and Living Room
Single $200.00 person per day
Double $107.50 per person per day
Double prices are per delegate. Subject to change.

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The Banff Centre – Prof. Development Centre
2 Queen beds or 1 King bed
Single $210.00 per person per day
Double $112.50 per person per day
Double prices are per delegate. Subject to change.

Superior King/Sofa
Single $250.00 per person per day
Double $132.50 per person per day
Double prices are per delegate. Subject to change.

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NOTE: There is a $30 daily fee for all off-site delegates.
Banff Airporter Shuttle service between Calgary Airport and The Banff Centre (15% clinic discount)
COSTS: $50.74 One Way and $101.47 Return
Per person – tax included
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Promo code: captainvideo
Call: (888) 449-2901
Roger Neilson’s Coaches Clinic has partnered with Discover Banff Tours, the area’s premier sighteeing tour and activity company, to offer you a selection of tours in the surrounding area.

Receive 10% off any sightseeing tours and activities by entering promo code, RNCC2015, during the reservation process.

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Confirmed Speakers (2015)

Topic 1 : “Creating Positive Offense 5-on-5”
Topic 2 : “Defensive Team Play”

Daniel Lacroix was named to the position of Montreal Canadiens assistant coach on July 30, 2014. The Montreal native has spent the past eight seasons working as an assistant coach in pro hockey, including last season with the New York Rangers, who advanced to the Stanley Cup Final. Prior to his lone season with the Rangers, Lacroix spent three seasons on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s coaching staff. Before coming to the Lightning, he was an assistant coach with Montreal’s American Hockey League affiliate in Hamilton for one season in 2009-10. He was also an assistant coach for three seasons with the New York Islanders. The Montreal, Quebec native began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for four seasons from 2002-03 to 2005-06. During his tenure, the Wildcats posted a 172-77-21-12 record and advanced to the President’s Cup Final on two occasions (2003-04, 2005-06), including an appearance in the 2006 Memorial Cup Tournament. In 2004-05, Lacroix also served as Moncton’s interim Head Coach midway through the season, compiling a 8-8-4-1 record through the final 21 games of the season, and leading the Wildcats into the second round of the playoffs. Drafted by the Rangers as a second round choice, 31st overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Lacroix appeared in 188 career games over seven seasons as a player with the Rangers (1993-94; 1995-96), Boston Bruins (1994-95), Philadelphia Flyers (1996-98), Edmonton Oilers (1998-99), and New York Islanders (1999-00). The left winger registered 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points, along with 379 penalty minutes, including four points (two goals, two assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Rangers..

Larry HurasTopic 1: “Get it Out!”
Topic 2: “Making Your ‘D’ More Mobile”

Larry Huras was born in Listowel, Ontario and is married with two sons and one daughter. Huras played his minor and Junior ‘B’ hockey in Elmira. He played 3 years of Major Junior ‘A’ with the Kitchener Rangers and was drafted by the New York Rangers in 1975. After 2 years and limited NHL exposure with the Rangers, Huras signed with the St. Louis Blues and spent 3 years in their organization. Huras played mostly in the AHL and in the old Central Hockey League. Huras has been playing and coaching in Europe since 1980. He started coaching in Rouen, France and attained 4 national championships, 3 Continental Cups and 2 European Cup finals with Zurich and Ambri. In 1994, Huras moved to Switzerland and has coached Zurich, Ambri, Bern and Lugano. In addition to a Continental Cup with Zurich and 3 National Titles with Zurich, Lugano and Bern, Huras was selected twice as “Coach of The Year” and was assistant coach with Team Canada in Europe on two different occasions. Huras was former coach for NHLers Mark Streit (NYI) and Roman Josi (Nashville Predators). Larry was named the head coach of the ERC Ingolstadt Panthers, DEL on June 17, 2014.

Ian HerbersTopic: “TBA”

Ian Herbers was named Head Coach of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey on May 30, 2012.

After a playing career that included four years with the Golden Bears (1989-1992), a Bachelor of Physical Education degree with distinction, a university national championship (1992), a Calder Cup championship (1993), a Turner Cup championship (International Hockey League) and over a decade of pro hockey, including NHL stops in Edmonton, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and with the New York Islanders, Herbers immediately moved into the coaching ranks.

He was an assistant in San Antonio (AHL) and with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit, where he instrumental in persuading Jesse Gimblett to become a Golden Bear. He got his first head coaching job with Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL in 2007, where he also served as general manager. He then joined the Milwaukee Admirals as an assistant in 2009, but was appointed head coach in 2011 amassing a 30-23-0 record. His all-time coaching record stands at 103-83-17 (.591).

Won Canada West Coach of the Year (2012-13)

Saul MillerTopic 1: “Performing Under Pressure”
Topic 2: “Mental Development for Goaltenders”

Dr. Saul L. Miller is a performance specialist consulting in sport, business, health care and the arts. With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Dr. Miller is one of North America’s leading mental coaches. His work in the areas of enhancing performance and team building has helped organizations, individuals and teams be successful while dealing effectively with pressure, stress, and change. Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Miller’s clients have included sport teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, CFL, Major League Baseball plus PGA Tour golfers, NCAA athletes, and Olympians in over a dozen different sports. He is the author of 8 books on performance and well-being including his latest book, Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success in Business, Sport, and Beyond, Hockey Tough: A Winning Mental Game, A Little Relaxation, and Performing Under Pressure: Gaining the Mental Edge in Business and Sport (published by Wiley in January, 2010).

 Jamie Pringle Topic: “Effective Use of Video in Today’s Game”

Jamie Pringle, a native of Picton, Ontario joined the Flames coaching staff in June, 2011, after three seasons as the video coach with the Florida Panthers.

Prior to that, Pringle spent the 2006-07 and 2007-08 season as the video coach for Hockey Canada. He was part of the staff for all international events winning gold at the 2007 IIHF World Championship and winning gold at the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Pringle spent the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons as the assistant coach with the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) after four seasons as the assistant coach with the Belleville Bulls (1999-2004) where he helped earn the OHL title in 1999. He was also on staff with the Ottawa Senators during the 1995-96 season..

Larry PearsonTopic: “Team Building Game Plans for Success in Sports” (practical)

Larry Pearson has been an Educator and Coach for over 30 years specializing in Leadership Development and Team-Building. He is a member of the International Association of Team Work Facilitators (IATF). Pearson has worked with Roger Neilson for over 30 years. He has been Involved with a number of NHL training Camps and Roger Neilson’s Hockey Camp for the past 35 summers. He has also provided programs in Salzburg, Austria for Red Bull Organization, Tilburg, Holland and Novi Sad, Serbia. Pearson has been a facilitator and provider for team-building and leadership development for: Corporate Manager Retreats, Canadian National Men’s Cadet Basketball Team, The Canadian Special Olympics Team, University, College and High School teams and staff, Nike All-Canada Basketball Camps, International Hockey Camps, NHL Coaching Symposiums, Leadership and Staff Retreats and Teacher Professional Development Days, First Nations Programs and many sports teams from across Ontario.

Bjorn KindingTopic: “The Art of Scoring”

Bjorn Kinding MA, is originally from Goteborg, Sweden, where he played junior hockey and minor pro for IFK Backen. For over 20 years, he has been a head coach at international and pro levels, including the Swiss NLA, the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), and the Olympic Games. During this time, his teams set nine franchise records, appeared in fifteen semi-finals and six finals, and won two national championships. As an administrator, he has served as the Director of Hockey Development at the Swiss National Federation, Headmaster at Harrington College in Oka, QC, and GM for the Danish National Team. He has written several coaching manuals for the Swedish, the Canadian, and the US national hockey federations and he’s been a frequent speaker at IIHF, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada, Toronto Maple Leafs, a. o. coaches symposia. Bjorn holds a Bachelor Degree in Coaching and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and he can communicate in five languages. Bjorn and his wife Lisa have been married since 1984 and they have two adult daughters, Mikaela and Tiffany. Lisa is a multiple national champion in figure skating and presently coaching at the Royal Glenora Club, in Edmonton, AB.

Tom CoolenTopic: “Faceoffs”

Tom Coolen was named to the Sabres staff on August 4, 2014. Coolen comes to Buffalo from the Latvian national team, where he served as an assistant coach on Ted Nolan’s staff over the past two seasons (2012-2014) including the Olympic Games in Sochi. He spent eight years of his 20-year coaching career at Acadia University (1987-1995), a period that included winning the program’s first national championship in 1993. Coolen is also a former head coach of the University of New Brunswick (1998-2000) and the QMJHL’s Moncton Wilcats (2000-2002). He has coaching experience around the world, including the Elite leagues of Germany, Switzerland, and Finland.

TBDTopic: “Building a Successful Team”

Bio to come.