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Over-speed Training & Drills

Aug
31
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Drills
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Over-speed training simply means pushing yourself beyond a speed where you are “comfortable.”  Going through the motions at a comfortable pace won’t help you progress as a skater.  Many of the coaches I talk to seem a bit overwhelmed by the subject of over-speed training, thinking it is a grandiose  topic that’s over their heads.  While there are great depths you can take the topic, you can begin to incorporate over-speed training into your practices with just a good grasp on the fundamentals of skating.

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Bad Habits to Eliminate

Aug
25
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Comments & Thoughts
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“How you do anything is how you do everything.” –source unknown

This is a great quote, and one relevant to everyone in the hockey coaching field.  With so much happening on the ice, it’s often easy to overlook small bad habits that creep in to teams.  Eliminating these habits will not only make you a stronger team, but also help form players with better character.

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5 Tryout Tips for Coaches (Part 3 of 3)

Aug
23
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Comments & Thoughts
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In part 3 of 3, we cover tips for coaches during tryouts.  It’s no secret tryouts can be one of the most stressful points of the season.  With a few well-planned parts to your sessions, you can eliminate a lot of the difficulty typically associated with this time of year.

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5 Tryout Tips for Parents (Part 2 of 3)

Aug
21
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Comments & Thoughts
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This post is part 2 of a three-part series revolving around tryouts.  These posts will cover tryout tips for players, parents, and coaches. This focus is on tips/thoughts for parents.  Parents have one of the most difficult parts of the process – they’re utterly helpless, everything is in the hands of the player and coaches.

Disclaimer:  These “tips” for parents come from a coaching perspective.  They’re not meant to be “scolding” in any way – instead, they’re simply to help give a coaches perspective on some common interactions during one of the most difficult times of the season.

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5 Tryout Tips for Players (Part 1 of 3)

Aug
19
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Comments & Thoughts
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During the tryout times, I get a lot of players who ask me about the tryout process.  Over the past year or so, I’ve written several pieces about tryouts (just search this blog for “tryouts”), but I wanted to give players (hopefully some of my own trying out as well) a couple quick tips for entering tryouts.

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10,000 Pucks Update

Aug
1
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: 10000 Pucks
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Well, it’s official – this year’s contest topped the charts with over 1.2 million shots logged from around the world!  Wow – I would have never guessed a few years back when we started running this it would ever get this big!  Great to see everyone working so hard to reach their goals….which is the true purpose of this contest.

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