Parenting

Glossary: The Plus/Minus Glossary: The Plus/Minus

In school, did you want to see a B+ or B– on your report card? You probably wanted a B+ and so did your parents—because everyone knows getting a “plus”... 

Coaching

What Makes You A Good Coach? What Makes You A Good Coach?

What should a coach care about most: winning, teaching, or giving everyone a chance to play? KidsHealth.org asked their readers this question, and hundreds... 

Team Management

Q&A: How to Deal With Cliques During Hockey Tryouts Q&A: How to Deal With Cliques During Hockey Tryouts

Breaking into hockey at the travel level can be very difficult. Add to this the problem of favoritism and cliques and you have the recipe for a less than... 

Youth Sports Character

Handling Bad Calls – How to Help Your Player Handling Bad Calls – How to Help Your Player

Parents are going to see bad calls. Some of these calls will actually be bad calls, but most will just seem that way. Officials have a difficult job to... 

Recruiting

Q&A: How Does My Player Get College Funding if He Does Not Qualify for a Scholarship? Q&A: How Does My Player Get College Funding if He Does Not Qualify for a Scholarship?

One thing that unites hockey players is their love of the game. This means that despite the fact that they may never be offered a college scholarship or... 

Nutrition and Health

Q&A: What are the Best Foods to Sustain Energy During Tournaments? Q&A: What are the Best Foods to Sustain Energy During Tournaments?

Sustaining energy during a regular game can be difficult. However, when an athlete is involved in an entire weekend of tournament play it can be downright... 

Equipment

Find Skates that Fit Like a Glove Find Skates that Fit Like a Glove

Boots should fit like a glove—snug but comfortable—and should hug the feet firmly. Try this six-step fitting process: Be fitted for skates only... 

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