Humber Valley is proud to announce the appointment of Dan Nicoletti as the association’s Director of Coaching Development. This new role is focused on enhancing the membership and coaching experience at Humber Valley, particularly for our House League participants. A key component of the new role will be working closely with Humber Valley coaches to ensure they have the knowledge, resources and tools necessary to deliver a program centred around fun and development.
Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role having worked as a hockey coach and instructor for the past 25 years. He is one of the founding trainers of Time On Ice Hockey School, established in 1993. He has also held a head coaching position with the Toronto Marlboros Hockey Club where he has won both City and Provincial Championships. During his 20+ years as a coach, he has held multiple titles as team manager, assistant coach, head coach and skills development coach for young athletes growing up in the AAA hockey system. Dan has been fortunate enough to gain experience working alongside some incredibly talented mentors, athletes, leaders, and fellow coaches. During his coaching career, Dan has been assisting players in achieving their hockey and personal goals while helping young athletes improve their skills on and off the ice in order to advance to the next level.
Dan is an Etobicoke native and his hockey career saw him grow within the Humber Valley organization. He then played for the AAA Toronto Marlboros, where he eventually moved on to play for the St. Michael’s Buzzers and was drafted by the Windsor Spitfires. His career as a player was cut short due to multiple concussions. It was then that he joined the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Foundation, and gave talks with the likes of Nick Kypreos, Brett Lindross, and Matt Dunigan to help raise awareness about concussions and safety in sport. These discussions were instrumental in initiating important rule changes, ultimately making the game of hockey safer for young athletes.
For the past 20 years, Dan has also worked as a high school teacher where his involvement in coaching youth sports continues. He has received The Collin Hood Coaching Award and won championships in football, rugby, golf, baseball, and of course, hockey!
Dan is very excited to join Humber Valley as our new Director of Coaching Development and looks forward to helping our players, coaches and parents get the most out of their time on ice, having fun, developing their skills, and becoming better hockey players.
Please help us in welcoming Dan to his new role.
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