Doug represents the next generation of skills training. He is creative, forward-thinking and has sound knowledge in all areas of the game. This is obvious when one looks at his rapid ascension over the past 10 years to where he has now become a highly sought-after skills coach, developing custom skills programs for European elite players. In May 2019 he joined the Six Sports Leadership Agency as Manager of Player Development and Recruitment.
The Six Sports Leadership represents New Jersey Devils 2017 1st overall pick Nico Hischier. This new role will see Doug responsible for monitoring and tailoring programs for all of the agency’s pro & upcoming star players. Doug also runs his own academy (Leysin Sports Academy/OpenIce) which he began back in 2012. This academy has now grown to where they work with more than 2000 players annually. In addition to this, Doug is regularly travelling all over the world working with private clients who have requested his services. HockeyShot is proud to have such a talented and hard-working professional on our
2004-2010 Head coach - quebec remparts hockey school qmjhl
2008-2011 Head coach - hockey school pfdf
2012-2019 Head coach - lausanne hockey club
2012-2014 Head coach - moskito top
2014-2015 Assistant - coach jr elites a
2013-2019 Head Coach - Novices Elites
2017-2018 head coach - jr elites a
2012-2018 head coach suisse romande pee-wee selection qc
2015-2017 montreal canadiens hockey school lead
2013-2019 head coach pee-wee selection russia
2012-2019 head coach - 3rd eye and the 6ix hockey camp
2016-2018 assistant coach - Maloney and thompson development camp
2016-2019 open ice sport services gmbh
2018-2019 Head Coach U18 National Team - Lithuania
2019-2020 Head Coach U18 & U20 National Team - Lithuania
As a skill coach, I made it my mission to find various ways to create custom skills programs that were tailored to individual ice hockey players by monitoring their development throughout the year. To date, my academy works with more than 2,000 hockey players annually, with skill levels ranging from beginners to professionals.
I put all my knowledge and skills into supporting players and their families by implementing individualized development strategies. The HockeyShot products help me to fulfill the needs of my athletes & clients (video, skating, shooting, technical support). The HockeyShot training aids are helping my players and I to meet our core objectives in improving technically. It also puts us in the best possible position to achieve our personal goals for the upcoming season by simulating real game scenarios and opponents through their various trainings aids.
Doug's Reviews of HS Products
The Slide boards are the best off-ice training aids to use before my on ice practice. My athletes are using it for their various skating routines. Easy to carry everywhere and will definitely help my players to take their strides to the next level.
Skate tiles are the best investement i've ever made for my training facilities and camps. I'm proud to use the word investment because the benefits and results that my players showed from getting all those extra hours have been phenomenal and have paid off !