Smbat Defterderian

Education Level

USA Hockey Level 3 

Age Specific Modules:
8 & under (Mite),10 & under (Squirt),12 & under (Pee Wee), 14 & Under (Bantam) , 18/18/19 & Under (Midget) 

ISI Certified Coach

Coaching Philosophy­
My coaching philosophy is built around hard work and passion for the game. My goal is to develop teamwork, individual skill and hockey sense, and instill a diligent work-ethic in players. As a coach, I want to push my players to want to better themselves both on and off the ice.
Key Aspects Of My Coaching Philosophy

◦ Hard Work  

◦ Sportsmanship

◦ Team Work

◦ Preparation

◦ Passion For The Game

◦ Being a Team Player

 
Reasons For Coaching
I grew up in Southern California and spent most of my playing days here. I first laced up the skates at 5 years old and fell in love with the game since. I spent most of my youth hockey days here, even being the captain of the first ever California Heat team. I was able to play at international competitions, juniors at a competitive level in the WSHL, and move on to play NCAA div 3 college hockey in Massachusetts. Playing hockey has introduced me to some of my closest friends all over the country, some of the greatest experiences I will ever have, and has made me a better person off the ice. When my playing career ended, I knew it was my responsibility to share my experience, knowledge, and love for the game with players.
Coaching Experience

Season Teams

15/16

California Heat Pee Wee AA & Pee Wee A

Head Coach

14/15

California Heat Pee Wee B 

Head Coach

13/14

California Heat Bantam A & Pee Wee A

Assistant Head Coach

Coaching Achievements

2014

Carver Classic Tournament Peewee B Champions 

Head Coach

2014

Jr. Ducks Early Bird Tournament Peewee B Champions

Head Coach

2013-14

Bantam A SCAHA Chamions and CAHA runner ups

Assistant Coach

2013

Fun in the sun Labor Day tournament Bantam A Champions 

Assistant Coach

Playing Experince

2012-2013

Worcester State University Lancers

Division 3

NCAA

2011-2012

Worcester State University Lancers

Division 3

NCAA

2010-2011

Valencia Jr Flyers

Junioe A Tier 3

WSHL

2009-2010

Valencia Jr Flyers

Junioe A Tier 3

WSHL

2010

Under 20 Armenian National Team

Division 3

IIHF

2016-2017 Teams
Director of Pee Wee Hockey
Pee Wee AA – Head Coach
 


Contact Coach Smbat
Email: Smbat@caheathockey.com

Phone: 1 (818) 437 – 4249


Coach Smbat’s Lesson Times
Contact Coach Smbat to reserve a spot
Fridays 5:00p – 6:00p
Saturdays 6:30a – 7:30a


 

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2015 Las Vegas CANAM Champions

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2016 One Hockey Minnesota Champions

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2015/16 CAHA (Tier 2) 1st place Team