Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show

Episode 66 - Could a club system work in Canada?

March 03, 2022 Richard Bercuson
Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show
Episode 66 - Could a club system work in Canada?
Show Notes

Canadian minor hockey players mostly play within their municipalities or regions. It's only at the highest competitive levels where there is more freedom to move. However, each playing area or association is largely a collection of teams governed by a board. With few exceptions, teams and coaches are on their own with respect to development, training, and direction. In Europe, for instance, clubs have  more clearly defined top-down training and guidance with coaching experts and mentors directing every team. Should such an approach happen in Canada?