IIHF International Coaching Symposium

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Start: Saturday 13 May 2017 at 09:00
End: Sunday 14 May 2017 at 18:00

Coaching Symposium


The 2017 IIHF International Coaching Symposium is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the German Ice Hockey Association (DEB) and the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.


Well-known international experts will speak in this symposium and provide you with information on current issues concerning long-term player development, leadership and off-ice training. This will cover most different areas of coaching studies and will create an interesting event.

The Symposium will be held in English with simultaneous translation (German).

Date: 13 14 May 2017

Deadline for Registration: 31 March 2017

Location / Hotel

Cologne Marriott Hotel
Johannisstrasse 76-80
50668 Cologne Germany
Meeting-Room „Forum 2“

Cologne Marriott Hotel (Courtyard)
Dagobertstrasse 23
50668 Cologne Germany

For longer stay, please contact the hotels directly. Day of arrival for participants with accommodation booked is the 12th May 2017 (three nights).


  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Valid for prolongation of coaches license in Germany
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during the conference
  • Registration package
  • Conference documents
  • One ticket each for the World Championship games:
    • #41 Italy vs. Germany (Saturday, 13 May / 20:15 GMT +2 / LANXESS Arena)
    • #43 Slovakia vs. USA (Sunday, 14 May / 16:15 GMT + 2 / LANXESS Arena)

For any questions concerning IIHF International Coaching Symposium, please contact the following address: anmeldung@deb-online.de


Tom Renney

Thomas “Tom“ Renney is a Canadian ice hockey coach who has been the Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks as well as the Edmonton Oilers. Currently he is the President and CEO of Hockey Canada.

Dr. Stephen Norris

Dr. Stephen Norris is a sport scientist, currently „performance conversationalist“ to Sport, Business and Military groups.

Paul Carson

Paul Carson is the Vice President of Hockey Development with Hockey Canada. Paul Carson co‐authored a series of 11 children’s illustrated hockey books entitled “Hockey the NHL Way”.

Tommy Boustedt

Tommy Boustedt is the General Manager of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association.

John Whitesides

John Whitesides, the Director of Health, Fitness and Wellness of the Boston Bruins, is in his 16th season as the Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Don Granato

Don Granato is currently Assistance Coach with the Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey team. Don Granato was previously Head Coach of the “USA Hockey National Team Development Program”.

Uwe Krupp

Uwe Krupp, former Head Coach of the German national team, is currently the Head Coach of the DEL team Eisbaren Berlin. He was the first German ice hockey player to win the Stanley Cup. In 2017 he will be inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame.

Alpo Suhonen

Alpo Suhonen has worked as a coach during five decades. In his early years he led Finland to World Juniors silver and bronze medals before coaching the men’s national team in the ‘80s. He had coaching stints in North America including becoming head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and in Switzerland. Since 2012 he is the Sports Director of the Austrian Ice Hockey Association.

Jussi-Pekka Kurtti

A strength and conditioning as well as nutrition coach with the main focus on maximizing athletic performance and optimizing sport-specific body composition. Has served hundreds of clients which include many high-performance athletes from multiple sports, including ice hockey.

Participation fee

  • Accommodation excluded 479,00 EUR
  • Accommodation included (double room, 2 participants) 549,00 EUR
  • Accommodation included (single room) 649,00 EUR


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Posted on February 2, 2017 at 10:19 by JB