The best way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first
Kim Gallagher, MPM
Skill Development | Mental Performance Training
Certified Mental Performance Training Coach
Kim's journey in hockey includes insights and opportunities gained from fellowships with the U.S. Center of Coaching Excellence, learning experiences from UEFA Champions League coaches at FC Barcelona, and USA Hockey.
Prior to coaching, her playing background includes being drafted to the CWHL's Markham Thunder, the professional women's league predecessor to leagues like the PWHPA and, now the PWHL, and a Shattuck-St. Mary's School alumna. Since her playing days, Kim has worked on helping student-athletes and coaches refine their craft while in leadership her roles at the international, national, and local levels.
As a USA Hockey presenter for the National Coaching Development Program, Kim plays a role in facilitating conversations to help shape the future of coaching, focusing on player
development, and inclusion in hockey. Her commitment to empowering athletes and coaches is evident through her volunteer involvement for various IIHF organizations across seven countries around the world and at home in Detroit, MI. Additionally, Kim is actively engaged in community outreach, volunteering in local hockey programs, and creating initiatives to make the sport more accessible to children. Her dedication and efforts to community involvement reflect her belief in giving back and using hockey as a tool for connecting people, having fun creating experiences together, and fostering future leaders.
Always reading to writing something down, Kim consistently seeks knowledge and attends high-performance coaching seminars with the NHL Coaches Association, The Coaches Site, USA Hockey, the American Hockey Coaches Association, and more. Certified in mental performance paired with her global experience, underscores her commitment to growing the sport worldwide. Kim's passion for hockey and dedication to coaching excellence make her a sought-after mentor and player development coach on and off the ice.
Kim's coaching acumen extends to the collegiate level and elite youth programs, coaching the19U AAA Little Caesars Hockey team and eventually being appointed the Girls Hockey Director. Her innovation enabled her to help coach their female coaching staff by 3,300% heading into her third year as director.
She has developed off-ice player development skills, video review, and mental training programs for AAA, AA, youth, and collegiate teams which are tailored for student-athlete success by demonstrating a holistic approach to coaching and player development.
Girls and Women's Development | Officiating Development
Bianca is a USA Hockey Officiating District Supervisor in Metro Detroit. In addition to developing officials and refereeing at the grassroots level, she currently officiates NCAA DI and DIII Women's College Hockey, the PWHPA, men's collegiate and junior hockey.
Bianca began playing hockey as a sophomore in high school and despite getting a later start than most of her teammates, her tenacity earned her a spot on the Michigan State University women's hockey team where she played as a right winger. At the Big 10 University, Bianca had the privilege of traveling across the country to play against some of
the nation's top female athletes after starting her hockey career only a couple years prior.
Following graduation, she continues to pursue her passion for the game by officiating, playing, and serving as head coach of various women's and youth teams. Throughout the year Bianca works at the grassroots level to develop players and officials on and off the ice.
She also officiates in leagues across the country for the Atlantic Hockey League, College Hockey America (NCAA DI), New England Women's Hockey Association (NCAA DIII), the United States Premier Hockey League, the Eastern Hockey League, the American Collegiate Hockey Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association, and the Amateur Athletic Union. She is one of few women currently in the state of Michigan to officiate men's college hockey - ACHA Divisions 1, 2, 3. She has officiated men's and women's college hockey, USA Hockey Districts, MAHA State Tournaments, and was selected for collegiate and AAU National Championships. During the 2020-21 season, Bianca was the only female official to officiate a men's collegiate hockey national championship tournament. Bianca often volunteers her time officiating several youth and adult charity games each year, including annual charity games hosted by local nonprofits and organizations.
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Eliza had hoped to play ice hockey since her youth; however, growing up in Kentucky meant the closest ice rink to her house was several miles away.
An elite collegiate athlete and a natural leader, Eliza started a women's team in Metro Detroit and quickly jumped from recreational women's hockey to serving as a captain on her nationally-ranked team for the past 15 seasons. She has made numerous MAHA State Tournament and USA Hockey National Championship appearances.
Having grown up in an area where hockey is scarce, Eliza understands the importance
of growing youth sports and athletics. She enjoys spending time at the rink with the Jack Adams and Clark Park players. Eliza also volunteers her talents as a guest coach for many women's team in Metro Detroit. Most recently, Eliza volunteers with the Covington Street Hockey League in Covington, KY - a nonprofit organization that provides youth and adults an opportunity to play the sport we love.
She uses her experiences to grow youth hockey in Detroit and in Kentucky and ensures each child leaves the ice with a smile on his/her face.
Eliza's presence on the ice is profound; therefore, she is currently rostered and is a captain on the Detroit Revolution, as a defenseman and a right wing.