Smbat Defterderian

Team Coach

Coach Smbat

I grew up here in Southern California and spent most of my youth inside of ice rinks. I fell in love with the game at an early age and have dedicated my life to it ever since. I have been fortunate enough to play in international competitions, Juniors for the Valencia Flyers, and ultimately at the NCAA level at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. Hockey has introduced me to some of my closest friends, some of my favorite experiences, and has made me a better person off the ice. I owe everything to this game and when my playing career ended, I knew it was my responsibility to share my knowledge and love for the game with our young players.

My coaching philosophy is centered around hard work and passion for the game. I want players to enjoy coming to the rink to practice every single day and competing to the best of their abilities. My goal is to develop teamwork, individual skill and hockey sense, and instill a diligent work-ethic in players. I will also push players to want to better themselves both on and off the ice. Youth hockey is an excellent medium for teaching players life skills at a young age and as a coach, it is our privilege to be a part of that process.

EDUCATION LEVEL

  • USA Hockey Level 4

AGE SPECIFIC MODULES

  • 8 & Under (Mite)
  • 10 & Under (Squirt)
  • 12 & Under (Pee Wee)
  • 14 & Under (Bantam)
  • 16/18/19 & Under (Midget)

ISI CERTIFIED COACH

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About Valencia Flyers

The Valencia Flyers has changed hands permanently! We look forward to the opening of the ice rink here in Santa Clarita and especially the start of the new Valencia Flyers with a new vision, advancement and a whole new way of making youth hockey the BEST IT CAN BE.

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Valencia Flyers
24307 Magic Mountain Pkwy #149
Valencia, Ca. 91355