USA Hockey announced today that registration is now open for its 2020 Level 5 Coaches Symposium, which will be held Aug. 20-23 in Duluth, Minnesota, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
Typically held every other year, the USA Hockey Level 5 Coaches Symposium is for aspiring coaches seeking to attain their Level 5 coaching certification, the highest offered by USA Hockey. In addition to general sessions, coaches also have the opportunity to explore innovative approaches to coaching through intensive breakout sessions dedicated to 12-and-under and 13-and-over age groups as well as the Gold Goalie Clinic.
"We're extremely excited to bring this event back to the State of Hockey," said Mark Tabrum, USA Hockey director of coaching education. "It's such a unique opportunity for coaches to have this type of access to some of the best minds in the game.”
Attendees have the opportunity to learn from some of the top coaches and executives in the sport, including those in professional and college hockey, as well as top coaches internationally. Past speakers include: John Tortorella (Columbus), Mike Sullivan (Pittsburgh), Jeff Blashill (Detroit), John Hynes (Nashville) and Jon Cooper (Tampa Bay).
"This is such a great experience for our coaches to learn from the best in the world," said Mike MacMillan, USA Hockey coach-in-chief. "Spending the weekend with the game's top instructors provides new tools and techniques that attending coaches can use at all levels to facilitate long term athlete development.”
For more information and to register online, click here.
NOTES: Previous host sites have included Lake Placid, New York, (2018), St. Louis, Missouri (2016), Las Vegas, Nevada (2014), Washington, D.C. (2012), St. Paul, Minnesota (2009), Rochester, New York (2006) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (2005) … For information on accommodations and to register online, click here.