Northwest Warriors

Player Development Program

Our goal is to give every family and player their preferred hockey experience. The NWW Player Development program is geared towards families that want a bit more hockey: more coaching, more development and more opportunities for growth- at a reasonable cost!

NWW Player Development Program

Sunday Mornings at West Hillhurs

Registration is open to any player registered with Northwest Warriors. Sessions run every Sunday morning at West Hillhurst between 7:30am and 12:15pm. Players are assigned groups based on age and skill level and all sessions are skill development focused.


All sessions are run by professional skill instructors vetted by our Manager of Hockey Operations and Board of Directors.

All sessions have a max of 24 skaters with a target 1:6 coach/player ratio.


At $25 per session we believe we are the most affordable high-performance program in the city.


Participants are able to move into different ice times, skip and double dip, and have flexibility to work around team schedules on Sundays.

Fall Development Program- 11 Sessions

Sunday mornings at West Hillhurst: October 9- December 17

Cost is $275 (11 sessions total)

Space is limited; spots are available for 32 U9-U11-U13 players only.

4 ice times (7:30am, 8:45am, 10:00am, 11:15am) with 24 skaters maximum per ice time.

Sessions will focus on skating and skills with individual offensive and defensive tactics.

Winter Development Program- 7 Sessions

Sunday mornings at West Hillhurst: January 7- February 25

Cost is $175 (7 sessions total)

Space is limited; spots are available for 32 U9-U11-U13 players only.

4 ice times (7:30am, 8:45am, 10:00am, 11:15am) with 24 skaters maximum per ice time.

Sessions will focus on skating and skills with an increased focus on small group tactics and competition (checking, defense, team offense)

Meet Our Instructors

All lead instructors are trained, professional skills coaches who will be supported by NWW coaches as on-ice assistants. All coaches are clear on the NWW goals for player development and provide unique learning opportunities for all participants.

Matt Hunter

Manager of Hockey Operations

Colin Webster

Primary Facilitator

Colin is returning for the second season as our primary on-ice skills coach! With over 20 years of playing experience and more than a decade of diverse coaching, Colin has had the chance to work with players of all ages and skill levels, ranging from beginners just learning to skate to seasoned professional hockey players. He has coached players from over 18 countries and has organized and led camps in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, and Switzerland. Throughout his career, Colin has consistently demonstrated his expertise and passion for the sport, helping players to develop their skills and achieve their full potential on the ice. His dedication to fostering talent and his commitment to the sport have made him an invaluable asset to our team, and we are thrilled to have him back for another season to continue inspiring and training the next generation of hockey players.

NWW Development Support Programs


All coaches will have the opportunity to attend and get trained in the Hockey Canada Instructional Steam in: Skating, Skills, Developing Defensemen, Goaltending, and Small Area Games. Clinics will be run and paid for by the organization.

New this year will be seminars on practice planning, seasonal planning/structure and a comprehensive coaching handbook.

In-house Coach 1/Coach 2/Checking Skills clinics.

Free Access and training on CoachThem, the Coaches Site, HC Skills Hub.

Monthly Seminars/Meetings, on-call support and optional high-performance coach training also available (space limited).


The Warriors are proud to provide FREE goaltender training throughout the season run by David Marcoux School of Goaltending. Each registered goaltender in U11-U15 will have the opportunity to attend 10 specialized goalie training sessions planned and executed by D.M.S.G.

Sessions are on Sundays throughout the season and are scheduled away from most team practices and games.

Timbits Power Skating

Throughout the season all Timbits teams will get additional power skating sessions led by trained instructors. These additional ice times are skill focused and provide mentorship opportunities for our coaches.