Alec Benson - Dunn

Alec Benson-Dunn

Coaching SummaryAlecDunn

Education Level:
Level 5 U.S.A Hockey (Masters in Coaching)
Age Specific Modules:
8 & under (Mite),10 & under (Squirt),12 & under (Pee Wee), 14 & Under (Bantam) , 18/18/19 & Under (Midget)
 
Coaching Philosophy­
My mission and coaching philosophy involves positive team building and individual development using communication, hard work, and personal responsibilities. I enjoy setting goals, giving guidance, and challenging my players to strengthen their individual skills and personal character. Coaching is the guiding and mentoring of individuals to accomplish team goals. As a coach, I want my players to finish the year feeling as though they have improved their individual and team skills, all while having a lot of fun together.

 
Key aspects of my coaching Philosophy:
  • Goal Setting
  • Sportsmanship
  • Discipline
  • Focus
  • Sacrifice and Commitment
  • Communication
  • Preparation
  • Hard Work / Work Ethic
  • Encouragement
  • Team Work / Being a Team Player

Reasons for Coaching

I began playing ice hockey at the age of five in Los Angeles and from then on ice hockey was a very big part of my life. Playing hockey allowed me to travel across North America, meet people and make friends all over the country that shared my same interests. When my playing career ended, coaching seemed to be a natural next step. I have always believed that you should do what you love and I love being on the ice. I want to share my experience and knowledge with players to help them develop, not only as players, but also as people of remarkable character.


Coaching Experience

Season Teams

12/13
California Heat Pee Wee AA & Squirt BB
Head Coach
11/12
West Valley Wolves Pee Wee A
Head Coach
11/12
Loyola Marymount University (ACHA Division II)
Head Coach
10/11
West Valley Wolves Midget 16 A & Bantam A
Head Coach
10/11
Loyola Marymount University (ACHA Division II)
Head Coach
09/10
West Valley Wolves Midget 18 A & Midget 16A
Head Coach
09/10
Loyola Marymount University (ACHA Division II)
Head Coach
08/09
West Valley Wolves Midget 16 A & Bantam A
Head Coach
07/08
West Valley Wolves Midget 16 A
Head Coach
06/07
West Valley Wolves Bantam A
Head Coach
05/06
West Valley Wolves Bantam B
Head Coach

Spring Tournament Team

2012
West Valley Wolves Pee Wee AA & Squirt BB(Anaheim Memorial Day)
Head Coach
2011
West Valley Wolves Bantam AA & 16 AA (Valencia Memorial Day)
Head Coach
2010
Cool Catz Midget 18, Midget 16 & Bantam (Valencia Memorial Day)
Head Coach
2009
Cool Catz Midget 18, Midget 16 & Bantam (Valencia Memoria Day)
Head Coach
2008
Cool Catz Midget 16 (Lakewood Memorial Day)
Head Coach
2008
Cool Catz Midget 16 (Lakewood 4th Of July)
Head Coach

Playing Experince

06/07
College of the Canyons
Division III
ACHA
03/04
West Los Angeles College
Division III
ACHA
02/03
Helena Bighorns
Junior A
AWHL
02/03
Springfield Jr. Blues
JuniorA
NAHL
01/02
Detroit Metro Jets
JuniorA
CSHL
01/02
Capital Centre Pride
Junior A
NAHL
98/01
Los Angeles Jr. Kings
Midget AAA
SCAHA