Capitals To Host “Coaches Day” Friday, March 13 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex; Registration Now Open

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The Washingon Capitals will be hosting “Coaches Day” for the second consecutive season on Friday, March 13 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Local youth hockey coaches across the DMV are invited to participate in the free event that features coaching demonstrations and leadership seminars. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Head coach Todd Reirden and the Capitals’ coaching staff will hold on-ice presentations. Following Reirden’s practice plan, the coaches will have the opportunity to watch the Capitals in action. Assistant coaches Blaine Forsythe and Reid Cashman will demonstrate an on-ice drill.

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Off the ice, various presentations will take place including video analysis presentation by video coach Tim Ohashi, a strength and nutrition presentation by strength and conditioning coach Zach Leddon, and a goaltender development presentation by goaltending coach Scott Murray. Q&A sessions follow each presentation.

Team USA Olympian and Capitals Hockey Ambassador Haley Skarupa will be featured in a special panel alongside Washington Pride coach Kush Sidhu, George Mason University hockey coach Steve Hyjek, and Capitals coordinator of grassroots hockey and former George Mason University hockey player Andrew Nash on ‘Developing a DMV Athlete.’

Washington Capitals alumnus and NBC Sports Washington Capitals analyst Craig Laughlin will serve as the moderator for the event.

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From the Capitals

The Washington Capitals and head coach Todd Reirden are extending a unique opportunity to local youth hockey coaches for the second consecutive season by hosting Coaches Day on Friday, March 13, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Coaches from across the Washington, D.C. region are invited to participate in the free event. Registration is required. Click here to register.

The event will feature on- and off-ice presentations featuring the entire Capitals coaching staff. Coaches are invited to watch Capitals practice following Reirden’s practice plan. An on-ice drill demonstration will feature Reirden and assistant coaches Blaine Forsythe and Reid Cashman.

Coaches day also will feature a video analysis presentation by video coach Tim Ohashi, a strength and nutrition presentation by strength and conditioning coach Zach Leddon, and a goaltender development presentation by goaltending coach Scott Murray. The presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A session with Reirden and assistant coaches Cashman and Scott Arniel.

In addition, a special panel will feature Team USA Olympian and Capitals Hockey Ambassador Haley Skarupa, Washington Pride coach Kush Sidhu, George Mason University hockey coach Steve Hyjek, and Capitals coordinator of grassroots hockey and former George Mason University hockey player Andrew Nash on ‘Developing a DMV Athlete.’

Washington Capitals alumnus and NBC Sports Washington Capitals analyst Craig Laughlin is serving as moderator for the event.

According to USA Hockey, overall there’s been significant growth in youth participation in the D.C. area. Participation in the region has increased over the past five seasons to 22,144 players, coaches and officials. Since Alex Ovechkin was drafted, participation by youth players has increased by 221%. There are approximately 40 ice facilities in the area, with a total of 53 sheets of ice.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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