IIHF Coach Development Framework

Quality coaching relies on the core competences, values, skills and qualities of coaches as well as the use and application of best principles in coaching. Professional development and life-long learning of coaches is the key to achieving quality coaching.

The IIHF Coach Development Framework (IIHF CDF) is a guideline for MNAs, Coach Developers, Heads of Coaching and Player Development, Coaches, Administrators, Educators and other personnel involved in developing coaches. The IIHF CDF provides best principles for coach development programmes and quality ice hockey coaching.

IIHF International Coaching Symposium

The IIHF International Coaching Symposium usually takes place during the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

The dates for the 2023 IIHF International Coaching Symposium are 20-21 May 2023 in Tampere, Finland. Click here for more information and to register.

Degree Programme in Sports Coaching and Management, Vierumaki, Finland

Bachelor Degree in Sports Coaching and Management with emphasis on ice hockey coaching
The Coaching Degree Program offered by HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences, at the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumäki, provides a unique opportunity for enthusiastic coaches interested in pursuing an educational approach to ice hockey coaching. The program incorporates research and real-world experience, integrating new ideas and initiatives generated directly from within the sport into the program curriculum. This win-win approach, designed for the operation of an educational degree program and the actual development of the sport through research and applied sciences, offers participants an exciting new opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of our sport while earning a degree in the world's fastest team sport.