The VBHC Sled Team uses USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program (CEP) and American Development Model (ADM) as the foundation of our hockey program. Coaches desiring to begin the certification process should work with the organization’s Hockey Director. Click the USA Hockey logo to the right for more information regarding certification requirements. Specific information can be found in the links below.
VBHC Coaches and Volunteers
If you are interested in coaching, see the information on our Coaching Program page for details
Mike Fleetwood, Asst Director and Coach, Virginia Beach Hockey Club
Coach Fleetwood grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois but didn’t discover hockey until 2003 while stationed in Norfolk, VA with the Navy. Coach Fleetwood expanded his knowledge and skill by attending several adult learn-to-play sessions and playing on men’s league teams at every competitive level. His coaching career began in early 2012 with the Virginia Beach Hockey Club mainly teaching learn-to-skate and the Challenge Team Sled team. Recently he runs the successful VBHC D-League adult learn-to-play program and has coached for the Hampton Roads Youth Hockey Association (HRYHA). Coach Fleetwood is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach.
Ryan Croley, Director and Coach Virginia Beach Hockey Club.
Coach Croley is a native of Toledo, Ohio and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1994 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He established the Virginia Beach Hockey Club and the Challenge Team in 2012 after receiving a Sled Hockey Grant from USA Hockey. He is an active player and a Level 2 USA Hockey Coach and has experience with youth, adult and disabled hockey. Coach Croley is also the President of the Iceland Board of Directors.
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