The Sun County Panthers organization is excited to announce that we will be implementing a Player Support Program at the start of the 2022-2023 season. The organization has recognized that the mental performance and mental health of our members is just as important as the physical side of the game we all love so much. All our members including players, coaches and parents will be a part of this initiative.
The program will consist of training with Mental Performance Coach, Myles Doan. Myles attended the University of Windsor to obtain his Masters degree in Sport Psychology while also pursuing certification from the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. Myles is an active member in the Windsor-Essex hockey community working with MYTEAM Hockey, Sun County Panthers, and independently as a skills/skating coach. Previous to coaching, Myles played for the Niagara Ice Dogs and Owen Sound Attack in the OHL and later with the University of Windsor Lancers while pursuing his Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics. Throughout his playing career he learned the importance of mental skills and its ability to elevate performance. Myles has worked with athletes from U11 all the way to the OHL and NCAA. If you have any questions, Myles can be reached directly at [email protected].
The Canadian Mental Health Association will also be an intricate part of our program. They will focus on training sessions with the head coaches of all 7 teams as well as the players on our U16 team. Their Talk Today program, which they run with OHL hockey clubs, will also be introduced into our programming. You can find more information on this program at the following link: https://ontario.cmha.ca/programs-services/talk-today/
More information on Myles and Talk Today will be provided as we head into tryouts.
We look forward to introducing the program this season as we begin to focus on both the physical and mental training and health of our members.
Any questions about the program can be directed to our Director of Registration, Amy Disher at [email protected]