POTENTIAL COACHES LIST FOR 2017-18 SEASON(THE FOLLOWING NAMES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
(THE ORDER OF NAMES IN NO WAY DENOTES THE LEVEL, POSITION OR FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE COACHES NAMED BELOW)
Tim Barbacane - Jerry DiStefano - Sal Viola
Joe Abel - Stephane Charbonneau - Rich DePrinzio - Eric Dobrzynski
Dennis Helkowski - Keith Singley - Bob Torr
Stephane Charbonneau - John Chiango - Dan Dilbeck
Jamie Sabatini - Jeff Rapattoni - Brad Weil
Brian Kelly - Rob MacInnis - Tom Puhl
Ken Reagan - Jim Watson
Our Coaching Philosophy
Our goal is to offer the best and most qualified coaches in the area to teach hockey to our children. All coaches are required to submit a coaching resume and application to our Vice President. Coaches are selected based on their experience, USA Hockey accreditation level achieved, personal coaching philosophy, and any other qualities that apply.
2017-2018 Coaching List Memos:
- Coaching list subject to change for any reason.
- The number of teams within our Club and at each level is subject to change at any time; they will be based on number of registrants and ice availability.
- Team assignments (AA, A, B) are determined by the individual Team Head Coaches and team assignment decisions are not made prior to Evaluations. The only time a team’s assignment will not be up to the Head Coach will be where it is dictated by DVHL by-laws (based on certain winning percentages and rules surrounding number of teams).
2017-18 Coaching Clinics
When USA Hockey publishes the clinics dates this link will be active.
2017-18 Coaching Application
The 2017-18 Coaching Application is available here for download. Applications must be dropped off at Iceworks at the main office. Please make sure you tell the office to place the application in the Delco Phantoms mailbox.
2016-17 Screening Information
Effective immediately: All coaches must have the following clearances in addition to USA Hockey Registration and Modules.
1. Safe Sport – most did last year and it’s good for two years. On USA Hockey Website. Safe Sport
2. AAHA Clearance – AAHA Website – AAHA Clearance
3. PA State Act 15 Clearances: PA State Act 15. Links for required clearances will be found here.
Unless you are paid for coaching, you may use the FBI Fingerprint waiver Form, provided you meet the criteria. This a State Law and you can not go on the ice or coach without them. NO EXCEPTIONS. The good news is that they are now all free for volunteers, except for a notary fee for the waiver. Coaches, assistant coaches, managers and locker room monitors may not do anything with kids until these are complete.
4. Affidavit Exemption from FBI (fingerprint) Check: FBI Exemption
Coach's Biographical Information
Jim Watson - U16 + U18
Defenseman Jim Watson enjoyed a solid 10 year career spent entirely with the Philadelphia Flyers which included two Stanley Cup Championships (coming in his first two full seasons,) five NHL All-Star Game appearances and the title of NHL Plus/Minus Leader in 1980.
Watson joined the Flyers as a full-time player in 1973 and was able to ease the transition to the National Hockey League by playing in Philadelphia. Jim's solid, physical play and willingness to play a smart, intimidating style made him fit in instantly with the Broad Street Bullies and he was soon a vital component of the Philadelphia club that was a consistent contender in the 1970's. By 1975, Watson was a playing in the All Star game and prior to the 1976 season he was a member of the Canada Cup squad that won the tournament by dispatching the Czechoslovakian team. In 1977 he joined a small group of players that have participated in an All-Star Game representing the Flyers at the mid-season classic.
Jim Watson is currently the director of IceWorks Youth Hockey Program and head coach for the Delco Phantoms U16 and U18 teams.
Stephane Charbonneau - PeeweeCoach Charbonneau reached the NHL as a right winger for the Quebec Nordiques, as well as spending time with both the Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals organizations. He also played professionally for many years in the AHL and ECHL. Stephane currently coaches the Delco Phantoms Squirt AA team, and has led multiple Delco Phantoms teams to DVHL Championships. He also coaches at the high school level in the ICSHL, and is heavily involved with coaching skills clinics for hockey players of all ages.
Jamie Sabatini- PeeweeCoach Jamie Sabatini has been involved in coaching from Atoms, to Squirt age teams. He has played a key role in the development of these young athletes. His intention is to grow their hockey knowledge and abilities along with their love for the game. He exercises patience and professionalism as recognized by his players, parents, associate coaches and management.
Brad Weil- PeeweeBrad played hockey as a youth with the Westtown Quakers, then the Valley Forge Colonials. He also played for Downingtown High School before going to the University of New Hampshire where he played on campus club hockey. Brad has been coaching youth athletics since 2009.
Tom Puhl - BantamCoaching Philosophy:
Heavy concentration on hockey and skating basic skills needed to perform both individually and as a team. Firm believer that hard work and positive attitude is the greatest attribute a player and person can possess. My ultimate goal is to in still passion in a player for the sport which brings out their best.Coaching Experience:
Head Coach for Mite, Squirt and Peewee levels A & B for 5 years with the Delco Phantoms Two tournament championshipsPlayer Experience:
Member of Archbishop Carroll High School winners of first two Flyers Cup's and first Pennsylvania Cup Member of St Joseph's University club team winner of one DVCHC championship, four time All Star and one time winner of Most Valuable Player in the DVCHC Member of West Chester University club team with national ranking of 7th in the nation Co- captain of all teams
Ken Reagan - BantamCoach Ken grew up playing in numerous youth hockey leagues, and has been activity involved in hockey for over 35 years. Coaching multiple levels over the past few seasons, Coach Ken has established himself as an A level coach. His competitive edge and passion for the game will help to fuel the program. He brings a great deal of energy and knowledge with a high emphasis on player development and character as a young player.
Rick Sutton Jr. - MiteCoach Rick has played for multiple hockey teams as a youth. Rick has a passion for teaching proper skating technique. He loves seeing the progression of the kids through the season. Rick believes at mite level, skating, passing and sportsmanship are the most important thing's the children need to learn. At mite level winning and losing does not matter, all that matters is the kids are having fun.
Bob Torr - Squirt
- 15/16 Skills Coach Jr.Fly Mites
- 14/15 Head Coach Delco Phantoms Mite A
- 13/14/15 Head Coach Strathaven Mites
- 13/14 Associate Coach SHL Blues
- 13/14 Skills Development Delco Phantoms Mite B
- USA Hockey Level 3
- Prep School, Governor Dummer Academy
Donna HelgenbergDonna’s entire life has been devoted to skating. Her athletic career began as a figure skater, which progressed to inline speed skating (short and long track) and ice hockey. As a professional, she coached figure skating to elite skaters before ultimately teaching power skating full time. As a power skating coach, she is recognized for her unique ability to breakdown and teach skating mechanics to any level skater. Donna operated as Head Coach and private/team power skating coach for various club hockey teams. She served as Head Power Skating Coach for an entire hockey organization in NJ. She has organized and led clinics and camps for players of all ages from PA to Maine. In 2013 she was instrumental in the redesign of the U.S. Figure Skating National Basic Skills Hockey 14 curriculum endorsed by USA Hockey. “Her expertise and guidance were invaluable to Headquarters’ staff and the Basic Skills subcommittee.” – U.S. Figure Skating 2013.
Donna is also a committee member for The Professional Skating Association (PSA). The PSA is a nationally recognized institution for the figure skating community. As part of her commitment to the PSA, Donna is responsible for writing, lecturing and presenting hockey skating manuals at national conferences for professional skating coaches.
Donna brings a lifetime of experience and knowledge to every athlete, team and coach she encounters.
Matt TenlerGoalie instructor - bio coming soon.