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Being prepared is the most important part of being a coach, but what exactly does a coach need? We have put together a list that outlines the essential tools and equipment that a coach needs to successfully do their job. This includes the required gear, what we as an association will provide, coaching templates, and any other resources that will help aid in the success of our coaches.

Required Gear

This equipment is necessary in order to coach for a team within PCAHA.

Helmet

Helmet

Every coach is required to have a helmet while on the ice during practices.

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Skates

In order to participate in practice, a coach must have a pair of skates.

Gloves

Gloves

Gloves will not only protect your hands during practice, but they will also keep them warm. A pair of hot pockets are also highly reccomended.

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Stick

Stick allows you to demonstrate drills during practice and can act as a visual learning tool for the players

Pylons

Pylons

Pylons are essential for organizing drills during practices.

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Coaches Board

The coaches board gives coaches the ability to illustrate drills during practice or plays during games.

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Electronic Whistle

Due to Covid-19, in order to promote coaches and player safety, we are recommending electronic whistles. This will help organize and gain attention from your players.

Pucks

Pucks

Pucks are required for both practice and games. A team must have a set of pucks.

Provided by the Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds make sure that every coach is equipped with the essentials. This includes:

Pucks

Pucks

Pylons

Pylons

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Coaches board

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First Aid Kit

Key Contacts

Jeff Churchill (Coach Ambassador) - coachingamb@vancouvertbirds.ca

Mike Todd (Director of Player & Coach Development - Recreational) - mtodd@vancouvertbirds.ca

Tanya Foley (Executive Director) - tfoley@vancouvertbirds.ca

New to TBirds Coach Application

If you are interested in coaching with Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey, this section will provide you the new to TBirds coach application.

How to become a coach

Our hockey programs need dedicated, enthusiastic, and caring coaches. Find out more about how you can join us.

Skills Providers

We are dedicated to providing opportunities for our players to maximize their development and to provide professional development for our coaches.