World Hockey Summit

Skill Development

Topic Area 1:
Player Skill Development Initiatives

Session Lead: Pat Kelleher

Understanding the need for and establishing a long term plan for player development will assist player recruitment and retention and provide opportunities for a safe, positive, and enjoyable experience in youth hockey and foster long term participation in the sport at all levels of play

  • Long term player development strategies
  • A review of current youth development programming “Best Practices”
  • Addressing the developmental shortcomings in youth hockey
  • Opportunities for growth through the IIHF Audit Initiative
  • Current trends and issues concerning player safety in today’s game

Organization Contact
Session Lead
Pat Kelleher USA Hockey USA Hockey
Bob McKenzie TSN
Hockey Canada
Dr. Steve Norris Canada Hockey Canada
Dr. Mark Aubry IIHF CMO
Hockey Canada
Peter Laviolette NHL USA Hockey
Bob Mancini USA Hockey USA Hockey
Brendan Shanahan NHL NHL
Bob Boughner CHL CHL
Jack Hewitt Canada Hockey Canada