My name is Mike Hull I am very excited and happy to welcome you to the Nepean Wildcats Atom C Team!
My coaching philosophy is based on a design down approach where goals are set as a team. How we achieve these goals will be determined by an athlete-centered approach to teaching with differentiated instruction. Knowledge and understanding of the game of hockey will vary from player to player therefore expectations need to be personalized at an individual level.
The development of high level individual and team hockey skills will be taught without ever losing sight of the fact that “hockey is a game...and games are meant to be fun.”
This will be achieved within a safe and caring team environment where the athletes and coaches will learn to push themselves and their teammates to be their very best on and off the ice.
Together, players and coaches will develop a team identity that will be based on:
- Playing hard during all games and practices with Focus and Commitment
- Determination and pressure all over the ice (we will make mistakes but it won’t be from sitting back and playing passive)
- Engaging all 5 players in the offensive, neutral, and defensive zones
- Equal ice time in all all situations
- Clear positive two-way communication between players and coaches with specific constructive feedback given
- Community involvement
Player and family commitment is very important. We’ll provide a structured program which requires a strong effort at all team activities, with high-intensity practices. You can expect to be on the ice or participating in team activities 3-4 times a week. The financial commitment is expected to be approximately $1800 with fundraising involved to reduce fees and alleviate expenses on the families.
Tentative Tournament Schedule
September - Oshawa 20th Annual Oshawa Lady Generals Fall Classic (Sept. 20-22)
October - Etobicoke Pink the Rink (Oct. 18-20)
November - 37th Annual Kanata Girls Hockey Association Competitive Tournament (Nov. 15-17)
February - Paint it Purple - NGHA 40th Annual Tournament (Jan. 31-Feb. 2)
April - Provincials (must qualify) or Brampton (Easter Weekend)