The IIHA is pleased to announce it has partnered with KnowTheGame (KTG) to
provide e-learning opportunities for amateur coaches. KTG is located in Canada and currently
delivers online learning for Coaches within the Province of Ontario. The program ensures every
coach continues to develop their skills to create a high quality learning environment for all IIHA
The new mandatory Online Coach Course provides a convenient method of ongoing learning for
coaches and is designed to be accessible from personal computers and laptops. It is presented
as an online curriculum and includes interactive multi-media tutorials, quizzes and printable
downloads. It also enables coaches to access online resources and to complete the learning
modules at their own pace.
President of the IIHA, Aaron Guli says “The Irish Ice Hockey Association is very pleased to be
working with KnowTheGame. With the busy work loads for our volunteer’s it is increasingly
difficult for coaches to attend seminars. We believe that KTG’s modern approach to online
learning will be a great opportunity for our coaches to learn at home or at work at the same
standard as coaches in Ontario, Canada. The IIHA believes in keeping our youth coaches
trained and educated with the global standard. Working with KTG will be a great first step in
ensuring that we maintain these standards.”
The goal is to ensure each player has a qualified and certified coach and to ensure coaches
meet the evolving and varied needs of their athletes. The online course carries accreditation
recognised by the IIHA for a period of 3 years from course completion.
Mark McGuire, President of KTG welcomes the IIHA and is pleased to be able to offer quality
online Hockey coach development currently accredited in Ontario, Canada. McGuire states
“Aaron has a clear vision for player and amateur coach development at IIHA. By integrating
online coach learning into this vision, coaching standards for youth Hockey in Ireland will further
develop the sport for those currently involved and stimulate interest for those considering the
About the IRISH ICE HOCKEY ASOCIATION
The Irish Ice Hockey Association was established up in 1996. The IIHA was elected to the
International Ice Hockey Federation in 1997 and have participated in the World Championships
at under18, Senior Women and Senior Men’s up to and including 2013. In 2007 Ireland hosted
the Division 3 Men’s Senior World Championship and were successful in winning the Silver
medal behind Gold medal winners New Zealand. For more information visit www.IIHA.org.
About KnowTheGame Inc.
KnowTheGame is helping to enable the next generation of volunteers for amateur sport.
Through partnerships with international, national and regional governing sport organizations we
enable the online and mobile delivery of technical skills to provide convenient development and
certification of their volunteers. For more information or to contact us, visit