JOSH KERN - Anchorage, Alaska
Co-owner/Director of Hockey Operations & Player Development
Coach Kern brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, playing professionally, teaching, and coaching at the youth and professional levels. Kern conveys a fresh and modern approach to hockey training and development. Specializing in teaching all skill sets. He’s passionate about monitoring and developing high-end athletes, staff instructors, and coaches, and prideful for bringing the most up-to-date hockey instruction with a new sense of high energy and enthusiasm on and off the ice. His passion is training the newer generation of hockey players the “NEW” game of hockey.
Kern grew up playing hockey for the Alaska All-Stars and was drafted by both the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) and the Dubuque Fight Saints (USHL). He spent two years in the USHL and was selected to play for Team USA U17. He then played for the Minnesota State Mavericks Div. 1 and went on to play pro hockey for the St. Louis Blues organization.
Josh has been instructing players at all ages and levels for the past 26 years, coaching youth, and junior “AAA” hockey teams for the past 18 years. He possesses a unique ability to identify, demonstrate, and verbally break-down modern hockey trainings, combined with technology, and then be applied to practice drills that mimic game scenarios. He has worked with players currently playing at the National, Division I College, and NHL levels.
His instructional on-ice trainings provide expert coaching analysis that utilizes the newest technique break-down, individualized detailed instruction, on-ice instant video analysis, and player profiling data. A new way to Incorporate and demonstrate modern hockey techniques, terminologies, and visual teaching instruction with athletes in real-time to instantly identify, verbally break-down specific techniques, and help maximize the full-potential of each player’s skill sets, individual talents, and in-game tactical awareness. Kern’s elite training methods and innovative hockey developments bring the base-line skill level of the next generation players to another level. A true gift that, simply put, is unsurpassed by many, if not any. Kern possesses a level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certificate.