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ERIC PICKERING

ACB

My name is Eric Pickering and I am very happy to be selected as the Nepean Wildcats Competitive Atom B Head Coach for the 2019-2020 season. This will be my 6th season coaching minor hockey and my 2nd with the NGHA. Most recently I was one of the head coaches for the Atom DS team and I am very excited for the upcoming season with the Wildcats!

Congratulations to the Atom B players

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Philosophy

Priority # 1 is to have fun while focusing on skill development (skating, passing, and shooting) and team work. My goal is to create a positive environment where players feel comfortable stepping out of their comfort zone to push to the next level. Practices will be challenging and high tempo pushing the pace of their game while improving individual and team skills. I’m also a firm believer in fair ice time, giving everyone a chance to play in key situations.

Commitment

Please expect to be with the team about 4 times per week with practices, games, and on and off ice skills development sessions. We are anticipating team fees to be approx. $1800 per player and will discuss fundraising options at our initial parents meeting.

Proposed Tournaments

(Subject to Change)
• Oakville (September Date TBD)
• Kanata (November)
• Gloucester (December)
• Belleville (January)
• NGHA (February)
• Provincials if qualify* (Early April)