Director of Central Park Ice Hockey
Trainers - New York City
Alan Strachan is the Director of Central Park Ice Hockey at Lasker Rink (www.laskerrink.com) in the north end of Central Park, NYC. He initiated the program 15 years ago and continues its development. CPIH is home to both the Boys Hawks program and NYC's only all girls hockey teams, The Lady Hawks. At CPIH Alan is currently coaching a u10 girls travel hockey team, a Peewee in house team and leads the Introduction to Hockey class. He has coached a Senior A women’s hockey team representing Lasker Rink at the Empire State Games and the USA Hockey Nationals for the past few seasons. At Empires the women took bronze in 2014 and gold in 2015 and 2016. For the last 11 years Alan has also been the head coach for NYC's Birch Wathen Lenox High School and Middle School hockey teams (www.bwl.org). In spring 2016 he was asked to attend the USA Hockey Northeast Zone u12 and u14 Girls Developmental Camp as a Player Evaluator. Alan is a Level 5 coach with USA Hockey (usahockey.com).
Alan is also a facilitator/presenter with the Positive Coaching Alliance. www.positivecoach.org. He has been with PCA for almost 10 years and covers the Tri-State area. He has delivered close to 300 workshops to date.
Alan is currently volunteering his services to the NWHL, National Women's Hockey Leagues', front office. They are beginning their second season and with his 20 years business experience is assisting in setting up a Sales Department. Once established they will concentrate on local and corporate ticket sales to generate much needed revenue. The NWHL is the first all women's professional hockey league with paid players.
Alan was the Commissioner and co-founder of the then Metropolitan Youth Hockey League, precursor to the Garden State Youth Hockey League, and was the Vice President of the then GAL (Girls American League) which had provided competition for all girls teams in the tri state area. During the height of in-line hockey he held the title of NYS Coach-in-Chief with USA Hockey. With USA his duties had him coaching at the National Junior Festival in Colorado Springs, assisting with player development camps and conducting coaching workshops in the NY area. Alan has also coached prep school football and lacrosse and has been a sports camp counselor and tournament Director.