Kevin Yellowaga enters his 4th season with the Brooks Bandits as Skill Development Coach in 2016-17.
In his position, Yellowaga holds regular forward and defence-specific skill sessions for Bandit players, focusing on the small details of each position. His sessions feature high repetition, and incorporate creative elements outside of the regular practice environment.
Yellowaga operates Puck Smart Inc., where he offers Coach Mentoring, Team Training, 1 on 1 Training, Motivational Speaking and Coach Certification Clinics.
Prior to joining the Bandits' coaching staff in 2013, Yellowaga served as a scout for the organization, while also working with the team's Calgary-area players.
Yellowaga has also worked with both the National Sport Academy as Head Instructor, and National Sport Development as Senior Director of Player Development.
As a school teacher, in 2000, Yellowaga started one of the first Hockey Canada Skills Academies in Pincher Creek, Alberta.
Yellowaga played in the Western Hockey League from 1986-1989 with the Brandon Wheat Kings, Moose Jaw Warriors and Saskatoon Blades before joining the University of Lethbridge from 1990-1994. He then moved on to play professionally in the Netherlands before starting his coaching career back in Canada.
He currently resides in Calgary.
Cell: (403) 554-8622
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