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Level 5 Symposium

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
  • 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 Coaching Symposium 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

Days Until Symposium


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!