My name is Will (Justin) Mayda and I am pleased to announce I will be the Nepean Wildcats Competitive Pee Wee C Head Coach for the 2018-2019 season. This will be my 3rd season with the NGHA, and 8th year coaching hockey. I am looking forward to a very exciting season!
Congratulations to the following players for being selected to the PCC team for the 2018/19 season
My emphasis is on player and team development while striving to make sure every player on the team develops both individually and, as part of the team. Hockey is a fantastic platform for athletic, as well as character development. I believe that while it's important to push hard at every game, and strive for wins, it is as much or more important to develop individual and team skills. We’ll use our season together to develop teamwork, discipline, responsibility and leadership. All skills with great applicability both on and off the ice.
Individual skill development will be emphasized for all, though this will undoubtedly look different for
each player. The ultimate goal is that each player will use their strengths to make the team as a whole
Together with my coaching staff the focus will be on safety, a team first attitude, creating a fun
atmosphere for the entire team, and respect for teammates, coaches, parents, opponents & officials.
Fair ice time: each player will be given a chance to develop
Build work ethic and character: players will be challenged to work hard and do drills with high intensity. Players will be presented with “stretch objectives” with a constant progression in drills and skills.
Practice with a purpose: Practice as you expect to play. Purpose driven practices resulting in individual and team development
Treat each player as an individual: Every player is unique. I will work hard to develop strategies that bring out the best in each player.
Decision making: Provide opportunities for decision making. Staring with set plays, develop the “read and react” skills so important to the game.
(Dates are taken from 2017/18 and are subject to change)
Oshawa Fall Classic- Sept 21-24
Pink the Rink Etobicoke or Smith falls Cub Town - Oct. 13-15
35th Kanata Competitive- Nov 17-19 or North Bay Ice Boltz – Nov 3-5
Peterborough Ice Kats Tournament Dec 1-3
Belleville New Year Classic Jan 5-7
NGHA- Feb. 2-4
OWHA Provincials ( must qualify)
Please expect to be with the team about 4 times per week. This will be a mix of formal practices, games, skills development sessions, and, of course fun team building opportunities. It is expected that we will attend 5-6 tournaments this season. My coaching staff and I will be committing 120% to the team, and all we ask is that players are prepared to commit as well.
Team staff will be chosen once the team has been selected.
Please expect team fees to be in the ball park of $1600 - $1800 (TBD)
Levels of Coaching Certification
Intro to Coach
Coach Stream (CC5644057)
Developmental 1(In progress)
Hockey Trainers Certification Program, Level 1
Hockey Canada Goalie Coach 1
First aid and AED
2017/18 – NGHA Asst Coach, PH4
2016/17 – NGHA Atom DS Head Coach
2016/17 – Head Coach, Peewee C
2015/16 – Head Coach, Atom B
2014/15 – Head Coach, Atom C
2014/15 – Assistant Coach, Novice B
2013/14 – Head Coach, Novice C
2013/14 – Assistant Coach, Novice B
2012/13 – Co-Head Coach, Novice C
2012/13 – Assistant Coach, HD Bruins
2011/12 – Assistant Coach, HD Canadians