My name is Derek O’Neill & I will be the head coach for the NGHA Atom B team for 2018/2019 season. This will be my 10th year as a volunteer in girls hockey. As a volunteer parent, I was involved from junior fundamentals through pee wee in various roles including Head Coach, Assistant Coach & On Ice Coach. Most recently I was the Head Coach for the 2017/2018 NGHA Atom C team & the Ottawa 67’s U9 girls spring hockey team in the 2018 Girls Spring Hockey Season.
With this age group in a competitive environment, I believe it is important to find an appropriate balance between individual & team development all while keeping the players fully engaged, having fun & looking forward to coming to the rink.
Players can expect to be on ice 3-4 times per week. Players can also expect occasional team events off the ice outside of our regular scheduled practices. Those events may include a few introductory off ice training sessions & team bonding events. Team fees are projected to be in the range of $ 1,600 dollars with a payment schedule staggered over the course of the season.
(Subject to Change )
Etobicoke Pink the Rink ( Date TBD)
KGHA ( Date TBD )
Gloucester ( Date TBD)
Scarborough Sharks (Date TBD)
Nepean Girls Hockey Tournament ( Date TBD )
OWHA provincials – Must qualify to attend ( April)
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.