2016-2017 Minor Atom Coach Selected, News (Elgin-Middlesex Canucks)

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Dec 18, 2015 | crobinsoncprb | 2819 views
2016-2017 Minor Atom Coach Selected
The Elgin Middlesex Chiefs are pleased to announce Todd Smith has been selected as the coach of the Minor Atom Chiefs team for the 2016-2017 season.  We would like to thank all who applied to coach the team next season, and wish Todd all the best as he prepares for next season.

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Hello. My name is Todd Smith and I will be the Minor Atom AAA coach for the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs 2016-17.

I live in Dorchester with my wife Natalie and 3 boys, Aidan, Jack and Carson. All of my boys play hockey at the rep level and I have been involved in the game for many years helping coach teams they have played on.  I am currently an assistant coach/trainer for the Minor Peewee AAA EMC team (04) with my son Jack.

My philosophy for next season is simple:

BIG THREE

Play SMART      Compete HARD    Always RESPECT

Smart- offside, positions, changes, passing, attention during practices, listening

Hard - self explanatory, win the battles and races

Respect - teammates, coaches, officials, opposition, parents and sportsmanship

Mandate-  the development of hockey skills and knowledge of the game through consistent and constant positive re-enforcement for all players.

Team Goals:

  • Development
  • Basic technical skills improved
  • Team play
  • Defensive Play
  • Respect
  • Relationships

A strong emphasis on Technical skills development (skating, shooting, passing etc). I am a big believer in being a team player and hard work.

A good team will almost always beat a group of more talented individuals that are not playing like a team.

Meet development goals while keeping it fun.

Individual tactics and team tactics will also be incorporated for practices and will increase as the season progresses.

We will compete in 4 tournaments (TBD).

I look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

Yours in hockey,

Todd Smith

519-854-8754

E-Mail: [email protected]

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