Hockey Operations (HCKY) 645

Hockey Operations

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Complete a business or management degree at a recognized post secondary institution Complete the CHP Professional Education Program (CHP-PrEP) through BHI’s academic partner, Athabasca University. Accumulate a minimum of three years of managerial experience within hockey-related organizations

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Certified Hockey Professional Designation

Course Overview

Hockey operations represent the bulk of a franchise’s expenses and have the most significant long term impact on revenues and team equity. As a result, hockey ops have the biggest impact on a franchise’s bottom line both directly (e.g., salaries) and indirectly (i.e., competitive advantage). This course delves into the essentials for making hockey teams more competitive on the ice with a focus on the costs of being competitive both on and off the ice.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply specific tools, techniques and technologies for improving on-ice performance.
  • Evaluate both traditional and new methods for scouting and evaluating players.
  • Demonstrate awareness of Rinknet Scouting Software and the ways it is being used across leagues.
  • Demonstrate awareness of Steva Hockey digital software and its potential to support player, coach, and team development.
  • Understand how analytics are used to improve player and coach performance.
  • Appreciate the applicability of models of behavioural psychology to enhance player and team performance.
  • Acquire and apply negotiation skills and strategies relevant to: player, coach and team contracts, free agency, and trades.
  • Identify key strategies for maximizing franchise, facility and venue operations.
  • Use collaborative strategies and identify ways to build collaborative capacity so that hockey operations and the marketing and strategy side of the business can work together effectively.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.