UK to host first ice hockey coaching symposium in almost two decades

Over the weekend of 13/14 July, ice hockey coaches of all levels from across Europe will descend upon the University of Nottingham to participate in the first ice hockey coaching symposium in the UK for almost two decades.

Matt Bradbury Sports is proud to host a team of professional coaches, subject matter experts and special guest speakers covering and discussing the latest thinking, methods and practices in sports coaching, focusing primarily on ice hockey. Topics will range from:

  • 3 x 3 (small area games and drills)
  • Coaching girls/women
  • Developing players & performance pathways
  • Disability Awareness
  • Injury prevention, treatment & management
  • Nutrition
  • Power skating
  • Sports psychology
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Video analysis

Using sector-leading teaching and sports facilities at award-winning University Park campus, delegates can choose from three packages, including free parking, wifi, en-suite accommodation and meals.

In addition, there will also be expert-led sessions off-ice, at the David Ross Sports Village, and on-ice, at the National Ice Centre, with free shuttle bus between venues.

We are excited to announce key partners, including Hudl-Instat (video analysts and data solutions) and trusted global ice hockey brand, CCM. In addition, English Ice Hockey have agreed to credit delegates with 1 Module of CPD for attending this event.

It is hoped that this event will encourage coaches to return to in-person learning and networking forum.

Speaking about how the symposium could really help any aspiring coach or seasoned veteran, Matt Bradbury said: “The opportunity to meet up with a great network of coaches from across the country doesn’t happen enough, and I believe it’s a real key to motivate and refresh new ideas and concepts. This coaching symposium is essential to any coach’s toolkit and pre-season preparations.

“I have great memories of when I attended an IIHF coaching symposium in Switzerland back in 2000 and I was keen to bring something similar to the UK.

“We have some unique speakers so far and we still have more to announce that will really whet the appetite for a coach to take back learning to their club, team and players.

“Nottingham is an ideal city to host this event due to it being geographically central in the country as well as being a city with a long and proud tradition of excellence in ice sports.”

More announcements of guest speakers and coaches delivering additional workshops over the weekend will be made over the coming weeks.

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