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.
Date: August 21-24, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host Hotel: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Eligible Participants: USA Hockey-registered coaches who have complete their coaching certification Levels 1-4 prior to May 1, 2014. Due to the one clinic per season restriction, coaches who attend a Level 4 clinic in May, June, July or August are not eligible to attend the Level 5 clinic in 2014.
USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Level 5 Requirements: Candidates for Level 5 Certification must attend the entire National Hockey Coaches Symposium. Additional information regarding submitted material requirements (thesis or other written material) will be distributed at the event.
Accommodations: The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa will serve as the host hotel for the 2014 National Hockey Coaches Symposium. Guest reservations may be made by calling Marriott Reservations at 800-622-3140, the hotel directly at 800-582-2996, or online by clicking here. Attendees will receive a special group rate of $109 per night plus tax (single or double occupancy). Be sure to mention that you are part of the USA Hockey 2104 National Hockey Coaches Symposium in order to receive this group rate. Reservations must be made by August 1, 2014.