Brian M. McCarthy
NOVA Ice Dogs House Director & Coach
Hello- this link is the official coaches and managers list for all House teams for the 2017-18 season. There are some manager spots that still need to be filled which I hope to complete before September. All of the coaches on this list have confirmed that they want to coach and have been placed according to interest. There may be a little shuffling as we go along but for the most part I want this to stay as it currently is.
In the past, coaching assignments and oversight has been very loose. I am a firm believer in things starting from the top. Therefore, we can no longer have a volunteer on the ice, the bench or in the locker room without proper clearance and certifications. Anyone else who would like to help on the ice or bench/locker room must be cleared through me first. Please refer anyone who intends to step on the ice to me before they step on the ice. This is a big deal for the organization and ultimately all of you, the certified coaches in charge. ALL COACHES AND MANAGERS MUST COMPLETE SAFESPORT, AGE MODULE & BACKGROUND CHECKS BEFORE STEPPING FOOT IN A LOCKER ROOM OR ON THE ICE. Coach Mike Sharp will be verifying all of you on the USA Hockey database prior to the first skate next Sunday. If you are caught on the ice or in a locker room prior to being cleared by Mike, you will be removed from coaching for the rest of the season.
All coaches are expected to attend a Coaches meeting/clinic at Mt. Vernon Tuesday August 22 from 730-845p. PLEASE BRING SKATES, GLOVES, STICK.
All 12U and 14U (18U are strongly encouraged) coaches are expected to attend a Checking Clinic At Mt. Vernon Wednesday August 30 from 715-845, that all 14U players will be at. This is intended to give more structure and instruction to coaches and players on proper technique and safety.
All coaches will be expected to attend a Goalie coaching clinic that will be hosted by the clubs goalie coach for this season. Once that date has been established, you will be notified.
Now that all of you have each others contact information I expect that you will contact each other and plan each session over the next few weeks. We will speak more on the 22nd on forming your rosters and the timing of everything.
I hope all of you are as excited for this season as I am! I look forward to putting faces to names next week and am happy to answer any questions via phone: 419-699-2507.
Once again, Thank You for volunteering and serving our hockey community....