MEET YOUR COACH
Hayley is an Ice Hockey Performance Specialist and the Head Coach at Hockey Worldwide Academy. She holds a BS in Kinesiology & Health with specialties in Sport Leadership and Management and Coaching from Miami University of Ohio, as well as multiple additional top certifications in training, nutrition, and coaching.
Hayley is a professional hockey player, currently living and playing in Budapest, Hungary for the Kanadai Magyar Hokiklub (KMH) of the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL). As an American-Hungarian, Hayley is also a member of the Hungarian Women’s National Ice Hockey Team.
In addition to her professional playing career in Budapest, Hayley works as the skating and skills coach for the KMH organization, helping to develop all of the organization’s teams (both girls and boys) from the U8 to the U21 level.
Hayley was the EWHL’s Top Point Scorer during the 2020-2021 season. Prior to the EWHL, she played two seasons in the Russian Women’s Hockey League (ZhHL) and was a two-time All-Star selection during this tenure.
Prior to Russia, she played two seasons in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), preceded by her first professional hockey season playing for the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), where she was also selected as an All-Star.
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"Working with the staff has had a great impact on my daughter and her hockey skills. The coaches are great. They push the athletes out of their comfort zone all while making it fun for them. Daily challenges for each athlete. It’s a very constructive atmosphere. Outside of the training session the coaches make themselves available for questions. All around a great program!!!"
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"Hayley is dedicated and focused, and has the ability to command attention. She has the best understanding of the game that I've ever come across, as well as the knowledge to develop the psyche and physicality of a player."
Richter J. St. J.
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"We cannot say enough good things about Hockey Worldwide and Coach Hayley Williams. The online program has been an incredible addition to our daughters training regimen both in season and off season. The workouts are always different and hockey specific to build strength and prevent injury. The stick-handling is challenging yet fun. These training sessions are beneficial for beginner to experienced hockey players. Everyone goes at their own pace to challenge themselves and Coach Hayley does an excellent job to help each individual player no matter their skill level. In one year training with Hockey Worldwide our daughter’s confidence and hockey game has grown and improved tremendously. Because of the value combined with the gains in strength and confidence we have witnessed with our own daughter, we highly recommend any program Hockey Worldwide has to offer"
Casey & Zac Hardin
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"Hayley’s virtual hockey program is phenomenal! Our daughter recently entered hockey after eight years of competitive figure skating. From the first day, Hayley has been patient, supportive and proficiently instructive, unconditionally accepting our daughter at her beginner level and helping her develop sound fundamentals from the ground up. We have been amazed by the rapid progress our daughter is making with her stick and puck skills through Hayley’s coaching, and along with it she is falling in love with the game! The class environment is welcoming and fun, and our daughter looks forward to every session. As parents, we could not ask for a better role model for our daughter. At all times, Hayley is professional, warm, patient and as an athlete and a woman demonstrates the kind of leadership to which we all aspire for our daughters. She is a true ambassador for girls’ and womens’ hockey and has such a positive impact on our young athletes. We feel so fortunate our daughter has the opportunity to participate in her program."
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"Hayley is a very talented and experienced coach! She is very passionate about hockey and has inspired my girls to reach their full potential as players. Hayley gets the most out of every player she coaches and makes sure all drills are done correctly. She is able to recognize individual players’ weaknesses and helps them improve their skills in a way that is both fun and productive. Hayley is an amazing coach and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to take their game to the next level!"
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"We met Hayley in 2015 when she was a member of the Buffalo Beauts Hockey team. Hayley was a stand out player that we noticed during the first tryouts for the league here in Buffalo. Her skating skills and speed were undeniable. During that year Hayley and other Beauts came to my daughters practices and helped run the practices and encourage the girls. We got to know Hayley at that time. She was very positive and encouraging with the girls and would spend time with them after practices and after Beauts games. My daughter took an immediate liking to Hayley. Following that year Hayley moved on to the CWHL and then on to play in the Russian league. She had made such an impression on my daughter that we continued to follow Hayley’s career through social media and her clinics. Hayley has always been very responsive and encouraging over the years. She is genuinely interested in the kids and cares about their development. We were very excited when Hayley sent out the notice of her Zoom Skills clinics. They literally saved the day for my daughter during the pandemic. The clinics are non-stop work! Which my daughter absolutely loves. They are energetic and at a high skill level to keep her challenged and her development on track while the rinks are closed. The clinics are very well organized and planned specifically for the kids who are enrolled. Hayley is excellent in providing feedback and offers appropriate correction to the kids in the clinic. She utilizes skill challenges between the kids and provides encouraging follow up emails almost everyday during the week. I can’t express fully how much we recommend Hayley’s training. We can’t wait to get back on the ice and work with Hayley again"