Anyone involved in minor sport in the Stettler region will want to mark Saturday Sept. 9 on their calendar, as that’s the day “Changing the Game Project” comes to town.
The project is going to bring a major name in Canadian coaching to town to discuss leading a team through more than just “x’s and o’s,” and share more advice on building a culture of excellence for any team.
According to the Changing the Game website, “Glen Mulcahy is a speaker with a down to earth flair who shares his knowledge from a lifetime of involvement in multi-levels of sport. Glen has a degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia, is a contributor to One Million Skates and both an instructor and regional evaluation coordinator for BC Hockey.
“As a Hockey Canada NCCP instructor/mentor of adult coaches for BC Hockey, Glen has now certified over 2000 coaches in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association since 2009. He brings a 360-degree view of sports that is unique, from that of a youth athlete, to a coach of various sports for 20+ years and also parent of two children playing both recreational and competitive sports.
“His lifetime in sports includes honors while playing various team sports including municipal banners as well as provincial titles in Hockey, Football and Rugby. His belief in focusing on transformational long term developmental vs. transactional short-term immediate results orientated coaching you will find both refreshing and inspiring. Glen is passionate about sharing what he has learned to bring the game back to the kids and lead others to do the same.”
Stettler Minor Hockey secretary Katie Bainbridge said the program Sept. 9 is great for coaches to learn how to build and maintain relationships with players and parents and examine how their coaching style can influence players through their lives. She also noted the program welcomes parents, who can learn how to foster a lifetime love of athletics in their kids and maintain their own relationships.
Bainbridge pointed out Changing the Game isn’t just for hockey coaches and parents, it’s for coaches and parents involved in virtually any sport.
Changing the Game will be held in two sessions Saturday Sept. 9 at the Performing Arts Centre, including coaches from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and parents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The coach portion is mandatory for all coaches in Stettler Minor Hockey, and the parent’s portion counts towards association volunteer hours.
Due to limited seating at the PAC, coaches and parents from all sporting groups must register for the presentations on the SMHA website.
Register on the Stettler Minor Hockey Association website: