The Drill Book for Coaches is a free coaching and player development platform that delivers cutting edge on-ice programming, coaching assistance, and practice planning tools. Coaches registered within Winnipeg Minor Hockey will have the opportunity to utilize the resources available through during the 2014-15 season.

“This partnership is a great opportunity for our volunteer coaches throughout Winnipeg. We want to provide our coaches high quality resources and information to assist them in the growth and development of our great game,” says Monte Miller, Executive Director of Hockey Winnipeg.

The platform will custom load information, practice plans and videos based on the age level of team/players. The software is state of the art technology and the delivery system allows coaches to access a wealth of information and knowledge and share this information with their players and parents quickly and easily. Coaches also can build practices in video, and manage all aspects of their team activities.

To access the free resources, coaches can go to or under Coach Resources on this website.


posted: Nov 12. 2014

2015-16 Initiation Program changes

Hockey Manitoba has passed the following changes for the Initiation Program.  SBMHA will be adopting the changes starting with the 2015-16 season.

While many other sport organizations have modified their games to focus on ensuring that all young players are having fun and developing basic skills, hockey is one of the last sports to follow suit. It is important for the Long Term Athlete Development Framework that our sport joins the motion of developing fundamental skills and physical literacy before gearing towards competition. Though competition is neither good nor bad, it is important for the players to learn athleticism and sportsmanship before being rushed beyond their maturation and skill set. In an effort to embrace these concepts Hockey Manitoba has moved forward with the following motion applicable to the Initiation Program for the 2015-16 season.

All games and practices at the initiation level shall use modified ice surfaces consisting of cross-ice sections as of the 2015-16 season.

Long term player development research shows us that reducing the size of the playing surface offers more opportunity for skill development and greater participation from all players. More decisions, quicker reactions, finding open space, reading pressure, offensive/defensive body position, puck pressure, containment, etc... all of which equals an improved hockey sense. More puck touches, more passes, more shots, and more fun...all of which helps with player retention.


Further information is available on the Hockey Manitoba website:


posted: July 28, 2015

Respect In Sport - Parent Program

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RIS Parent Program English            


Click here to take the online Parent Program Course

The course must be completed by one parent and associated to your child(ren) before you will be able to roster for the 2016-17 hockey season.

NOTE: If you previously completed the Respect in Sport - Parent Program course, you are not required to take the course again.

If you have previously completed the Respect in Sport course in order to be a rostered official of a team (coach, assistant coach, manager, safety) you are still required to complete this parent version and associate it to your child(ren).

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