Nov 11, 2019 | Joe Oldridge | 682 views
Coach Vlad OMHA Coach of the Month
Vladimir Samoila of the Tecumseh Shoreline Minor Novice Team #1 – Green team was selected as the OMHA Coach of the Month for October.
Coach Vlad has clearly established values for his team: play safe, respect each other and have fun!
Before they step on the ice, the children chant “positive attitude = positive results, bad attitude = bad results.”
Vlad and his coaching staff positively encourage personal development in each player. Our practices are filled with fundamental drills, increasing skill development through skill stations and small area games. Most importantly, because the practices are fun the players want to come to hockey, and they want to learn.
Vlad provides players with the opportunity to learn life lessons that they will apply outside the rink as much as they will on the ice. This is from the simple things like looking someone in the eye when you shake their hand and holding doors open, to the importance of helping others and giving back to our community. Vlad communicates, personally and individually, that he cares about every one of our players and their growth. The players do not leave the dressing room without hearing how well they did, being thanked for how hard they worked and told how proud he is of them.