Mark Beggs

Great Britain Ice Hockey

I have covered a wide range of roles coaching in Great Britain from development, mentor coaching and integrating a prospect program within the Great Britain program. I have been part of the Great Britain Ice Hockey program for 7 years covering a wide range of roles from Head Coach of the u18 team progressing into National Talent Development officer and my current role of Head of Talent Identification and Analysis.

Scouting has been a large part my involvement whether it be working with programs in Europe or North America. Developing strategies for player identification and ensuring our National program has a clear view of players who will be part of the selection process.

Prior to this I was coaching in Toronto, Ontario from minor hockey to Junior A, included in this was working with NCAA and Major Junior staff in providing player analysis for future selection or recruitment.

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Talent Identification Short and Long Term Impact

The focus area for the seminar will be the key areas for player information and identification during the selection process towards the national team focusing on gaps and long term succession planning across the positions.

Having the ability to forecast shortfalls or key skill sets will provide areas of focus. A successful outcome will have a wider group of players to select from that are at a higher standard towards selection. Using tool sets for real time feedback allows for a larger range of input creating a more detailed player profile.