Billy Latch



Billy is a level 4 coach that has been coaching with Valley Forge since 2017.  Hey currently head coaches the 2014 Valley Forge Minutemen, but has assisted on various teams from Mites to Squirt Major during his time with the program.  Billy grew up locally, playing hockey in the Valley Forge area and is a graduate of Spring-Ford High School and Villanova University. He learned to play at the former General Washington skating rink at the age of 5 and has been involved in hockey ever since.  In addition to Valley Forge, Billy is a coach for the Spring-Ford Ice Hockey Program, currently working with the elementary and middle school teams.

Coaching Experience

Valley Forge Mite Program - 2017-2023
Valley Forge Minutemen Squirt Major/Minor - 2019-2024
Spring-Ford Hockey Program 2021-2024

Coaching Philosophy

My focus is on developing the fundamental skills of hockey, while promoting a culture that is accountable, responsible, and hardworking.  I stress a team first approach to the game and am focused on developing a group of young athletes that you would want to be around both on and off the ice.  I strive to promote creativity, playmaking and critical thinking while continuing to push the pace at which they make those decisions.  I believe strongly in growth through failure and will push my team to the breaking point so they understand how much we can learn from it.  My ultimate goal is developing an athlete that loves the sport of hockey and is ready to take the next step in life.