Skinner Hockey Head Instructor
Brittany started playing hockey when she was 8 years old for a mite house team. Her love for hockey was so strong that she ended up playing competitively for 14 years. She attended high school at Nichols School where she won four varsity letters in hockey and two in lacrosse. In 2002 she was named the team's MVP and was co-captain as a senior. She served as the captain of the four time state champion team, the Buffalo Bisons and participated in the US Junior National Hockey Development Festival three times. She graduated from Nichols as a Cum Laude Society inductee and went onto play hockey at Princeton University at the NCAA Division 1 level. As a freshman she was awarded the team's Rookie of the Year award. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in Economics.
She continued to be involved in hockey as a coach for the Nichols School's Varsity Women's Team in Buffalo, NY. Her experience as a player along with many years of working various hockey camps has prepared her well for coaching. In 2002 & 2003 (at the age of 16) she developed, organized and ran a week long power skating clinic for mite level players for the Genesee Amateur Hockey Association. Over the years she has worked various hockey camps for Bob Maxick's Overspeed Camp, Nichol's School Summer Camp, and Princeton University's Hockey Camp. Brittany has worked for Sean Skinner and Skinner Hockey since 2005 as a stickhandling instructor and as a head instructor.
In 2009 Brittany took a hiatus from hockey and picked up a new sport. She moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and started training full time at the Olympic Oval in Short Track Speed Skating. She competed in the 2014 Olympic Trials and placed 9th. In February 2014 she earner her right to wear red, white, and blue by making the 2014 USA World Championship Team.
School Schedule 2016
Brittany Salmon 716-316-0010
COACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE
- 2002 & 2003 Developed, organized and ran a week long power skating clinic for mite level players for the Genesee Amateur Hockey Association
- 2001-2004 Volunteered as an instructor the Oxygen Introduction to Hockey Program
- 2005 & 2006 Worked various hockey training clinics for Sean Skinner
- 2005 Worked various Overspeed Hockey Clinics for Bob Maxick in Buffalo NY
- 2006 Worked the Nichols Hockey Summer Camp as an instructor
- 2006 Worked the Princeton Hockey Camp as a counselor in charge of a team of high school age players
- 2007 Worked as an instructor for Sean Skinner on the CCM Guts and Glory Tour
- Winter 2007 Ran a stickhandling clinic for the Princeton University Men's Ice Hockey Division-1 Team
- 2008 Head Instructor for Sean Skinner on the CCM Guts and Glory Tour 2
- 2009-2010 Assistant Coach for Nichols High School Varsity Women's Hockey Team
- 2008-Present Head Instructor for Skinner Hockey
- 2010 Skinner Hockey Head Instructor in Changchung, China. Trained members of the Hong Kong National Team
- 2015 Ran 2 months of skills sessions in London, UK for the Slough Jets organization
- 2015 Rocky Mountain District Regional Camp Evaluator for USA Hockey
- 2015 Head stickhandling instructor for the Oschner Academy in Switzerland. Trained current and former members of the U16/U17/U18/U19/U20 Swiss National Teams
- Currently a USA Hockey level 3 Coach
- Played four years at the NCAA Division-1 Level for Princeton University 2004-2008
- IVY League Champion in 2006
- Placed 9th in the 2014 Olympic Trials in Short Track Speed Skating
- Member of the 2014 World Championships Short Track Speed Skating USA Team
- Participated with the Buffalo Bison's Girl's Hockey Team and attended USA National Hockey Tournaments: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- Selected and participated in the USA Jr. National Development Camps: 2002, 2003, 2004
Contact Brittany at: email@example.com
or call 716-316-0010
"Brittany spent two months in London, England in my hockey organisation, training small groups as well as doing a lot of one on one work. She worked with children and adults of various levels of hockey skill. Brittany is an exceptional stick handler and skater, but what makes her unique is her ability to explain very complicated movement and techniques in a way which children understand. This comes from her background, having been a top level athlete while graduating from one of the best Universities in the world, Princeton New Jersey. Combination of her athletic skills and education gives her that unique edge. She is incredibly focused, while also always smiling and children love working with her." - Zoran
"Coach Brittany is awesome! She's an outstanding instructor, and very interactive with players of all ages. She inspires the players to learn and practice the drills by making it fun. She provides individual attention when needed. Her exceptional skill level in demonstrating all the drills motivates and challenges the players. Finally, Brittany's hockey sense and game experience allows her to connect the skills to actual game scenarios which brings it all together for the players. She motivates players to use their new "moves" in scrimmages and one-on-ones to reinforce everything they learned. Her course is invaluable, and our team's coach immediately noticed the improved skills." - Kathy F.
August 20, 2010
To Whom It May Concern,
...Last fall, Brittany taught a three day stickhandling clinic for more than 120 players in the Idaho Falls Youth Hockey Association. As a former D1 player from Princeton University and long-time coach with Sean Skinner, we were fortunate to be able to get Brittany to Idaho Falls. She is currently living in Salt Lake City where she trains for the 2012 Olympics as a short track speed skater.
This clinic Brittany put on was an outstanding success and her teaching abilities won praise from the kids and their parents. During the three day clinic, Brittany was on the ice for 18 hours and maintained an incredibly high level of enthusiasm for demonstrating and personally coaching our players. One Peewee parent said after the camp:
We’ve take our kids to several hockey camps, including camps in Canada, and never seen anywhere near the same quality of instruction or personal coaching that Brittany brought to the clinic.
Brittany’s obvious skill allowed her to ably demonstrate every move that she was teaching and even left our self-confident high school seniors slack-jawed as they watched her demonstrate every move in the Skinner repertoire. The coach of the Idaho Falls High School team said of Brittany:
Her ability to manage and teach high school boys and girls was very impressive. She was firm, but able to have plenty of fun with this group and keep them engaged.
Brittany also did an excellent job of working with our coaches so they could continue to emphasize these skills throughout the season. I am planning to invite Brittany back to Idaho Falls sometime this winter and want to have her return for our fall clinic next year. I strongly recommend Brittany to your association. She is an excellent coach and will create a significant boost in your players’ stick skills.
ACE Coordinator Idaho Falls Youth Hockey Association
"I sent my son to your hockey clinic last year in Buffalo at the Hockey Outlet from 7/18 - 7/22 with Brittany Salmon. It was the best clinic my son has ever been to.." Thanks, Kerry