About Bob Deraney

 Bob Deraney is one of the most dynamic and successful hockey coaches in America. Coach Deraney, Head Coach of the Providence College Women's Ice Hockey Team, has extensive experience coaching both women and men at all levels, from youth to national teams.

Entering his 19th season at Providence College, Coach Deraney has continued the level of excellence that the hockey program has experienced over the last 44 years. The Lady Friars have won 7 league championships in the last 17 seasons. The last in 2010 when they won the Hockey East regular season title. Coach Deraney was named Hockey East Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011 and most recently 2017, coached 5 Olympians and 7 All Americans.

In addition to his coaching duties at Providence College, Deraney has also coached various other collegiate and USA hockey programs.

Division 1 Men's College Programs
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Dartmouth College
  • Northeastern University
USA Hockey Programs
  • 2016 Head Coach of the USA Women's U22 Team
  • 2015 Gold Medal USA Women's World Championship Team Coaching Staff
  • 2008 Gold Medal USA Women's U18 World Championship Team Coaching Staff
  • 1989-present, USA Hockey National Men's and Women's Player Development
  • 1998 Men's USA Select Team Staff
  • 1998 USA Women's National Camp
  • 1996 USA Men's World Junior Team Staff

Build Your Game

 To be the best hockey player you can be, concentrated summer training from outstanding professional coaches is a necessity.

Bob Deraney Hockey Schools will teach you to become fitter, stronger, faster, more skillful, smarter and more important to your team next year.

These schools offer a positive learning environment through which you can focus on improving your skills and increasing your hockey knowledge.

You will work to become a better all-around hockey player through high speed skill development as well as training in the fundamental skills of skating, stickhandling, shooting and passing. You will also be coached in the fundamentals of offense/defense as well as team concepts.

Our staff/camper ratio is low and our coaches are experienced in delivering a first rate instructional program. They love hockey and everything the sport offers to young athletes - discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship and FUN.

About Our Facilities

 Providence College offers a safe and quiet campus in the historic New England city of Providence, Rhode Island. Players will practice daily at the brand new Schneider Arena. A state of the art training facility considered to be the best women's hockey training facility in the country. All meals are served on campus in the school's state-of-the-art dining commons.

Overnight campers sleep in Providence College dorm rooms and are supervised 24 hours a day. Evening activities include movie night, skit night and make your own sundae night.


 There are two programs available at the Bob Deraney Hockey School for Girls.

The General Skills Program offers fundamental skill development in all areas - skating, stickhandling, passing, shooting, hockey concepts and team play.

The Elite Program is limited to 30 skaters and is available to girls with at least 6 years of experience in competitive play. The Elite Program offers an intense and advanced program of high speed skill development, advanced hockey concepts and team strategy. It provides players with the speed, skill and hockey knowledge necessary to play hockey at the highest levels.

Our hockey schools offer specialty instruction geared towards goaltenders on and off the ice.

Regardless of the program selected, all players are on-ice for a minimum of three and half hours per day. The off-ice program include plyometrics, hockey-specific drills and exercises to enhance speed, agility, flexibility and teamwork.