2011 IIHF Coaching Symposiums

The IIHA are pleased to inform all of its members that the IIHF have announced the opening of registrations for the 2011 IIHF International Coaching Symposiums that will be held in conjunction with the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.

Once again, there will be two symposiums featured, both of which will be held in Bratislava:

•The first is the IIHF International Coaching Symposium that will examine the “The Important development Stages of the young professional player” and will be held from the 6th – 8th May 2011.

•The second is the IIHF International Youth Coaching Symposium for youth ice hockey coaches that will focus on player development and will operate on 30th April and 1st May 2011.

Anyone interested in attending either of these symposiums can find more details by using this link: http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/sport/coaches.html


The IIHA are also pleased to announce that the IIHF are once more offering the IIHA the opportunity to send two applicants to the “IIHF International Youth Coaching Symposium” on 30th April to 1st May 2011 and subsidise the conference registration fee. Therefore, the IIHA would like to offer this out to anyone interested in attending the conference and would like to avail of the subsidy.

All the applicants need to do is email office@iiha.org, state their interest, leave their name, address, age, current involvement with ice hockey in Ireland and what they would like to learn from this conference no later than Friday, 11th February 2011.

Certain criteria from the IIHF will apply in order for someone to avail of this subsidy so there will be a selection process by the IIHA to choose its two candidates.

Successful applicants will be required and responsible for the following:
•Ensuring that they are free and available to travel to and from Slovakia for the conference on the above dates
•Paying for up 75% of their travel arrangements to and from Slovakia (to be paid up front)
•Required to keep a blog of their daily activities at the conference for possible release on www.iiha.org
•Return to Ireland and provide a detailed report making suggestions to improve youth ice hockey in Ireland based on experiences at the conference.

If you require any further information, please contact the IIHA on office@iiha.org.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for registering and paying for the conference yourself is Monday, 28th February, 2010.

The deadline for applying for the subsidy from the IIHF through the IIHA is Friday, 11th February 2011.

Applying for the subsidy from the IIHF through the IIHA is not a guarantee that you will be able to attend the conference and if you register for the conference yourself and pay your fee, you will not be in a position to then avail of the subsidy.

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