Browsing Archive: June, 2016

Improve your skating with these effective tips. (Part 1 of 2).

Posted by TJ on Thursday, June 16, 2016, In : Hockey 

Improve your skating with these effective tips (Part 1)

 

Hockey is the fastest team sport in the entire world.  Now more so than in the past has the game become more skills and technique based.  The higher up the ladder you go, from youth to juniors to college to pro’s, one of the biggest things that you will constantly get less of is time and space on the ice.  Decisions need to be made at a quicker pace because the speed of the game is at a higher pace, and one of the biggest differentia...


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Coaches: How to make practice more efficient. Part 2 of 2

Posted by Eric Hofmann on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, In : Hockey 
Coaches:  How to make your practices more efficient. Part 2 of 2.

So you’ve already read our first installment of tips to running a more efficient practice and in this article, we will continue to add a few more tips around that concept.  With ice slots being at a premium nowadays and so much to cover and so little time, having a buttoned down approach and structured practice will make a huge difference for every team.

Tip #1 – Use your assistant coaches.  At the youth level many assistant ...

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Coaches: How to make your practices more efficient. Part 1 of 2

Posted by TJ on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, In : Hockey 
Coaches:  How to make your practices more efficient. Part 1 of 2.

You see it all the time at rinks across North America, especially at the youth level.  Whether it’s kids standing around for minutes on end in lines to finally getting their 10 second rep of a drill followed to the back of the line for another few minutes wait.  Maybe it’s a team using half the rink when they have a full sheet of ice and the team’s assistants are just standing around holding their sticks in the air while a...

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When dealing with Junior Scout/Coach: The biggest thing you need to know

Posted by TJ on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Hockey 
The biggest lesson you need to know when dealing with a Junior Scout/Coach during recruiting season:

Congrats kid! You just finished a showcase playing in front of 50+ junior programs from all across North America.  You’ve talked with a bunch of scouts/coaches and exchanged your contact information about possibly playing for their program.  Hell, you might have even received a contract or a tender from said scout/coach.  Of course you told them that you are appreciative of their interest in ...

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