Parenting

Breaking (Up) the Ice Breaking (Up) the Ice

Playing hockey on a cross-ice or half-size “rink” seems to make sense for the 8 and under crowd. All other youth sports—football, basketball, baseball,... 

Coaching

Helping Your Athletes Make Better Decisions Helping Your Athletes Make Better Decisions

In this article for coaches, youth coaching expert Steve Horan discusses the how coaches can help their athletes make better decisions. We all want... 

Team Management

How to Avoid Volunteer Burnout How to Avoid Volunteer Burnout

While volunteers are imperative in a successful sports program, be careful of getting any one parent over involved, which could lead to burnout. Some parents... 

Youth Sports Character

Three Ways to Improve Confidence After a Playing Slump Three Ways to Improve Confidence After a Playing Slump

Has your confidence been dipping lately? Have you been in a funk in which you can’t find your way out? Are you beginning to expect the bounces and calls... 

Recruiting

The College Admissions Process: Advice for Parents The College Admissions Process: Advice for Parents

When they were high school seniors back in the seventies or eighties, most baby boomers walked into the SAT exam without any test preparation and sent... 

Nutrition and Health

Q&A: How to Help Your Player Get Bigger and Stronger Q&A: How to Help Your Player Get Bigger and Stronger

Becky asks: “My son is 15 years old and is playing hockey (midgets).  He is 5’7 weighs 145 and is trying to figure out how to make himself stronger. ... 

Equipment

Protect Your Player – Choose the Right Hockey Helmet Protect Your Player – Choose the Right Hockey Helmet

The hockey helmet is the single most important piece of equipment that you can put on your child. The most critical factor of the helmet is fit. Check... 

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