KSOHE Coaching Staff 2017/2018
Director of Skills and Mite Development/Head Coach Squirt Major
Krivo School of Hockey Elite is entering its seventh season and was originally established by Coach Andrei to provide an elite level player development program from his vision and what he learned in his homeland of Russia. Krivo School of Hockey Elite's mission is to provide the highest level of skill development and to prepare players for their future whatever that may be. Our goal is not only to develop highly competitive athletes, but more importantly to prepare them for life through the value of hard work, perseverance, and commitment to a team.
"I'm excited for the upcoming season as it brings about the biggest growth to date. As the program continues to grow and expand, I'm growing as a coach and learning every year to get better from every coach on our staff. As a coach I expect and demand from my players what I demand of myself everyday: commitment, hard work ethic, grit, team commitment, passion, respect and love of the game, and zero complacency."
Please contact Andrei: email@example.com
KSOHE Goalie Coach
Former professional Canadian Goaltender last played for Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League. Coach Matt was originally selected in the 2003 NHL draft by the LA Kings and he played at Colorado College for four years. Coach Matt is currently the full time goaltending coach for Colorado College. Coach Matt trains with all Krivo teams 5 days a week and spends 7 hours a week focusing on goalie instruction with KSOHE goalies.
13U AAA Head Coach Coach
Ivan has an extensive elite youth coaching background as he previously held the position of Head Coach and Coaching Director of the Ukrainian National Youth Hockey Program. As Head Coach of the Ukrainian National Hockey Team, Coach Ivan led his team to three championships, first time in the programs 40 year history. Four players from his last team participated in the Sochi Olympic games. Since his arrival to Colorado almost four years ago, Coach Ivan continues to establish himself as an extraordinary coach and continues to be in high demand for individual player training at all ages. Coach Ivan believes in player skill development, the right attitude, and diligence to hockey.
11U AAA Head Coach/Skills and Mite Development Head Coach
Coach Joey grew up playing his minor hockey in New Mexico before deciding to leave to pursue junior hockey. Upon completion of his junior hockey career, Coach Joey turned his focus to coaching, where he founded the largest skill development program in New Mexico. Coach Joey has extensive knowledge with age appropriate skill development working with individuals and students from the mite to midget levels. Coach Joey is considered a skating & skills specialist for all ages. He is also a level 4 certified USA Hockey Coach with over 7 years coaching experience! Coach Joey brings energy, intensity and enthusiasm to Krivo School of Hockey Elite.
"I've developed and learned more about skating and skill development in the past six months coaching at KSOHE then I have in 9 years of coaching."
Head Coach Squirt Minor
Coach Dylan began his youth hockey career playing with the Arvada Hockey Association in Colorado as a mini-mite through Bantam. After completing his first year at the Bantam AA level, Coach Dylan made the move to Tier 1 Hockey where he played for the 16U Colorado Thunderbirds. It was here where Coach Dylan and his teammates won the U16 USA Hockey National Championship in 2010. Coach Dylan has since taken an interest in coaching and has amazing passion for this sport in his young career. Coach Dylan was recently the lead Assistant Coach for the U19 AAA Colorado Select Girls National bound team. Coach Dylan believes in the importance of skill development in all areas - whether that's skating, shooting, or passing.
"The reason I came to KSOHE is because of the high level of training that is offered along with a great structure for young athletes. I look forward to bringing my passion and skill set to a group of young athletes that is ready to take hockey to the next level and have fun while doing it."