Development 1 Certification Add-On (Windsor clinic)



The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) is pleased to announce their partnership with the Roger Neilson’s Coaches Clinic for the upcoming 2016 Coaches Clinic this June.

The Clinic, taking place June 10-12 at the University of Windsor will feature some of the games top coaches from the NHL, AHL and European Leagues.

“Any time we are able to enhance our developmental programs like our Coaches Clinic with an internationally recognized clinic such as the Roger Neilson’s Coaches Clinic, the results always prove beneficial,” said OHA President and CEO Karen Phibbs. “Our attendees this summer will be able to gain their certification, have an extraordinary experience with their peers, and the opportunity to access to the highest level of hockey specific coaching knowledge.”

Those who register for the OHA Certification program will receive additional information and training through Hockey Canada’s program allowing them to obtain their Development 1 Certification. Development 1 Coach Certification is the minimum requirement for those coaches who participate in the OHA program. Participants will be able to enhance their coaching knowledge at the clinic by attending seminars specially designed for the Development 1 Coaches model. The Certification program is also open to coaches in minor hockey. Check your local or member partner website to see specifics.

“We’re really excited to partner with the OHA to enhance our offerings for our attendees. To work with such a storied organization is the perfect marriage as we prep for our 29th Anniversary clinic in Windsor, ON. The opportunity for dedicated coaches to improve their craft through the clinic and receive essential certification in the process is exceptional.”

To join the priority list for the OHA D1 Certification Add-On, email your contact information here: Join Priority List

Registration for the D1 Certification will begin soon.

About the OHA
Founded in 1890 to govern amateur hockey in Ontario, the Ontario Hockey Association is the governing body for the majority of Junior and Senior teams in the Province of Ontario. The OHA currently has 115 teams and over 2,700 players in its jurisdiction. For more information about the OHA, please go to

To see the official press release, visit the OHA’s website here.


Word of Mouth

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,
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
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, European Pro Coach
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, European Pro Coach
The speakers at the clinic are all first class and it is a great place to learn about the game.
Jon Christiano, Buffalo Sabres


Registration: June 10-12, 2016
$250 (add-on) Registration options coming soon


Main Campus – University of Windsor
Toldo Health Education Centre

401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 1.519.253.3000

Hockey Canada Coach Certification Policies


Policy 1: All Head Coaches, that coach teams in Peewee or above teams at competitive levels, as determined by the Branch, must be Development 1 “Certified” (other than those requiring High Performance 1).  It is recommended that all assistant coaches have Development 1 ‘”Trained” status.  This would take effect in the 2015/16 season.

Policy 2: All Head Coaches coaching Bantam, Midget, Junior A teams that compete in Interprovincial or National Championships or the highest level as determined by the Branch, must be High Performance 1 Certified¹. It is recommended that all Assistant coaches be at minimum Development 1 trained. This would take effect starting in the 2015/16 season and 2016/17 for Junior ‘A’.