About Richard Bercuson

Coaching experience:

Minor hockey: AAA and other competitive levels, pee wee to midget – Montreal, Ottawa, and Oshawa (also head coach, high school hockey)

Junior: A, B, and C in Montreal and Ottawa

Europe: Club head coach of ACBB, Paris – Guest coach, Metz

Ass’t coach: Concordia University + head coach junior varsity

Head coach: Almonte Centennials – senior Hardy Cup semi-finalists

Hockey Canada Program of Excellence: Guest coach, research project with national team, Calgary (CODA tournament) – Ass’t coach, Team Ontario U17 at Quebec Cup

Program Director/Mentor/Instructor

Technical coordinator: Whitby Girls Hockey Association: Developing an elite AA program as well as a comprehensive development and mentorship structure.

Technical Director: Oshawa Minor Hockey (2017-2019): Created a unique development and mentoring program for all ages and levels, AAA to AE.

Director of Coaching/Head mentor: Hockey Eastern Ontario

Hockey Canada National Coaching Program: Instructor, Presenter, HP and Dev 1 Evaluator – Montreal, Ottawa, OMHA

Development head/mentorships: Various organizations in Montreal and Ottawa

Presentations: Various Advanced and HP seminars, coaching clinics

Author/Co-author: Hockey Canada programs – Initiation, PlayRight offensive team play, checking, developing defencemen

Media

TSN 1200 radio, Ottawa: Co-host, Grassroots, the minor hockey show (pre-cursor to this podcast)

Rogers TV, Ottawa: AAA hockey podcasts

Editor/Writer: Currently, editor, Brooklin Town Crier, Bounder magazine, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Hockey news

Author: Inside Coaching Hockey (see pulldown menu)

Awards

Hockey Eastern Ontario: Branch Development – Richard T. Sennott Coaching Development – Appreciation awards

Hockey Canada: Recognition certificate for contribution to coaching development

Coaching staff of the year: Pee Wee in TMR (Montreal) and Junior C (Ottawa)

Gold Circle Honouree: Town of Mount Royal (Montreal)