Material bank for HIFK Juniors.
Björkskog, Patrik (2018)
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The Thesis is about a material bank built for HIFK Juniors. The idea for the material bank started from HIFK Jrs. Head of coaching in the beginning of the 2017-2018 season. The idea for the material bank is to save all the practices HIFK Juniors U20- U16 have done. It will also make sure that the knowledge stays in the club even if the coaches would change. ! The aim of the project was to make an material bank that would be easy to use and easy to share. There was a lot of knowledge in the club but it wasn't properly docu- mented anywhere. HIFK wanted a change for this. The practices were not saved properly before this. The material bank contains the practices in a well organized way. This makes it easy for the coaches to find the practices they are looking for and help their every day life. The practices brings out the values and the identity for the club. ! The project started with filming the practices and making notes to make sure that the practices will be saved into the material bank. The research of the materials began right away. I decided to interview three coaches working for HIFK Juniors. These coaches are Tommi Hämäläinen the head of coaching ,Kari Kalto head coach for HIFK U20, and Joni Töykkälä head coach for HIFK U16. The material bank is de- signed for HIFK U20-U16 teams. To make a clear picture of why the material bank is necessary in my thesis i started to work on theories behind ice hockey, HIFK, iden- tity of a club and practicing Ice hockey. The material bank is built on Google Sheets. This makes the material bank easy to use on all computers all around the world. The material bank consists of both on- and off-ice practices. ! The material bank itself will never be totally finished. It will keep on growing all the time when new practices comes. All coaches can expand the material bank. Now it contains the practices that has been done during the seasons of 2016-2018. At this point the material bank already consists of a lot of practices. To make the material bank even better you would have to add practices designed for younger age groups. This way the material bank would work for all coaches no matter the age group. ! The material bank became larger than what I expected it to become. It covers a lot of the things related to coaching done in HIFK Juniors. During the seasons of 2016- 2018. I am happy with the practices the material bank consists of. The material bank is a great tool for the coaches. It will give coaches new ideas for practices. However the material bank it self won’t make the coach any better at his/ hers job. But it will make the coaches planning easier for the practices