Parenting

How to Help Your Player Set and Achieve Goals How to Help Your Player Set and Achieve Goals

Goal setting is one of many psychological strategies that can help athletes achieve peak performances. The process of setting goals not only influences... 

Coaching

Q&A: Dealing with Parents and Equal Ice Time for Players Q&A: Dealing with Parents and Equal Ice Time for Players

Pete asks: “As a coach, what is the best way to deal with the parent who thinks their child doesn’t get the same amount of ice time or shifts as everyone... 

Team Management

Q&A: How to Deal With Problem Parents Q&A: How to Deal With Problem Parents

A travel hockey team is not only made up of coaching staff and players, but also parents. Often times the team and parents become quite close during the... 

Youth Sports Character

How to Encourage Good Sports Conduct How to Encourage Good Sports Conduct

Parents often enroll their child in a hockey program to build character. Sport participation by itself, however, does not develop character in athletes.... 

Recruiting

10 Must-Dos on Your Recruiting Checklist 10 Must-Dos on Your Recruiting Checklist

Here's a checklist you won't want to misplace or ignore. Marking off each item will move a prospective a long way toward success: 1. Maintain academic... 

Nutrition and Health

Important Tips to Keep Players Safe From Concussions Important Tips to Keep Players Safe From Concussions

Every coach in every sport has athletes at risk for concussions. A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head. Concussions are certainly... 

Equipment

Smarthockey Stickhandling Balls Smarthockey Stickhandling Balls

As a hockey player you should have a decent set of hands. You should be able to move the puck quickly from side to side and having the odd deke up your... 

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