COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The 2014 National Hockey Coaches Symposium will take place August 21-24 at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., it was announced today by USA Hockey.
"The National Hockey Coaches Symposium is a marquee event that offers coaches a valuable opportunity to learn from the very best," said Mark Tabrum, USA Hockey's director of coaching education. "We encourage coaches to register early as this event sells out quickly."
Held every other year, the National Hockey Coaches Symposium is for aspiring coaches seeking to attain their Level 5 certification, the highest offered by USA Hockey. In addition to general sessions, coaches will also have the opportunity to explore innovative approaches to coaching through intensive breakout sessions dedicated to age-specific teaching based on the level of players they're coaching.
Notes: The last National Hockey Coaches Symposium was held in 2012 in Washington, D.C. Brian Burke, Dan Bylsma, Jon Cooper, Kevin Dineen, George McPhee, Eddie Olczyk, Peter Laviolette, Ron Rolston, Joe Sacco and Mike Sullivan were among the featured speakers.
The 2014 National Hockey Coaches Symposium is fast approaching and spots and hotel rooms are filling quickly. This premier event will be held Aug. 21-24 at the J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV. Confirmed speakers to date:
Dean Lombardi, General Manager of the Stanley Cup Champions LA Kings
Mike Sullivan, former NHL head and assistant coach
Panel Discussion featuring former NHL players: John Vanbiesbrouck, Igor Larionov, Luc Robitaille; moderated by Lou Vairo
Dan Bylsma, former head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Dr. Stephen Norris, Vice President of Sport for WinSport Canada and a leading expert on long-term athlete development
Jack Capuano, New York Islanders head coach
Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach
Jeff Blashill, Grand Rapid Griffins head coach
John Hynes, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach
Mike Boyle, US Women’s Olympic Team strength and condition coach
Tommi Niemela, Pelicans Lahti U20 Elite head coach and IIHF goaltending mentor coach