Global Skills Showcase presenter spotlight: West & Slugocki

Global Skills Showcase - West & Slugocki - blog
Katy Jo West & Brian Slugocki, two Global Skills Showcase presenters. Read about the unique skills they bring to the event!

The Global Skills Showcase features the world’s best hockey skills coaches bringing their expertise to you.

Exclusive to members of The Coaches Site, this five-day virtual event, running from March 6-10, 2023, will dive into the key elements and fundamental skills needed to develop elite hockey players.

Join more than 10,000 coaches who are levelling up their game and filling their toolbox with the most innovative and progressive coaching resources available.

Who have we chosen to present at this year’s event? Great question. Meet Katy Jo West & Brian Slugocki.

Global Skills Showcase - West

Katy Jo West was a highly competitive figure skater for nearly 15 years. When she was 16, former NHL player and current Tier 1 coach Doug Smail asked West to take part in teaching edges to the players in his annual summer power skating camp and that’s where her passion for coaching power skating started. Today West runs Katy Jo Power Skating, which offers on-ice sessions, virtual learning, coaches certification and more.

“Katy blends her own experience, and techniques she acquired as a competitive figure skater, to provide her athletes with not only fundamental skating skills, but a skating foundation that enables them to become truly dynamic players,” said Aaron Wilbur, The Coaches Site Founder. “By making her training fun and engaging, for beginners all the way to pros, Katy has quickly become an industry leader when it comes to equipping players with the tools to compete in an increasingly fast paced game.”

Global Skills Showcase - Slugocki

Brian Slugocki has been playing and working in hockey for nearly 30 years. His current roles include Director of Skill Development for the Jr. Coyotes youth program, Skill Development Consultant for the NHL Arizona Coyotes and prospects, Head Coach of a 10u elite team, Skills Coach for Total Package Hockey (TPH) and he runs private and small group training for youth players up to NHL players through his company Slugocki Hockey.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Brian Slugocki (@slugocki_hockey)

“Not every mechanic is qualified to work on luxury vehicles. Just like every skills coach isn’t qualified to work with the game’s elite players,” said Aaron Wilbur, The Coaches Site Founder. “It takes a commitment to your craft and the acquisition of knowledge, along with years of experience. This sums up Brian Slugocki. Few coaches have built such a diverse tool box both in terms of their technical insights and in how they relate to their athletes. It’s why the biggest names in hockey trust Brian with optimising their performance.”

We’re very excited to have both Katy Jo West & Brian Slugocki presenting during the Global Skills Showcase. This event is exclusive to members of The Coaches Site; Become a member today to get FREE access to this coaching masterclass!

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 1

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Since you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry this post was not useful for you...

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Add comment

The Coaches Site

The Coaches Site an online resource for hockey coaches and hosts of hockey's premiere coaching conference, TCS Live.

View all posts