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Level 5 Symposium

Hotel Accommodations

The host hotel is sold out. Please contact one of these other local area hotels to secure accommodations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Suncoast Hotel & Casino: 702-636-7111, directly across the street, provides a free airport shuttle and is on the regional airport express route

Courtyard Marriott: 702-646-4400, 4 miles away, car required to travel between hotels

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa: 800-678-2846, 4 miles away, car required to travel between hotels


2014 National Hockey Coaches Symposium

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
A final announcement of prominent former NHL players who will participate in a panel discussion will be made in the next few weeks.

2014 Level 5 Registration

You will register by age level of play you are coaching. Please select the correct age level when registering. There are 6 options for registration: 8 & Under 10 & Under 12 & Under 14 & Under 16/18 & Under College/Junior

Level 3 Coaches

Attention Level 3 Coaches: We are opening a limited number of spots for you to come to this prestigious event to receive your Level 4 certification. You are not eligible to receive your Level 5 certification by attending.You must register manually by submitting the registration in the informational brochure found below.

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2012 Level 5 Recipients

The following individuals were recently advanced to Level 5, the highest level of certification offered by USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program. In addition to attending last summer’s National Hockey Coaches Symposium in Washington, D.C., coaches submitted a thesis focused on coaching development and philosophy and age-specific practice plans.

Congratulations from USA Hockey!