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6 Ways to Make your Hockey Practices More Effective

November 30, 2012 Coaches, Hockey Blogs No Comments
IHD partner Jeremy Weiss over at Weiss Tech Hockey recently wrote a great article on making your practices more effective.  I couldn't agree more with his thoughts.  Be sure to read the full article but the 6 points are:

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Goal Celebrations: Please make it stop

November 13, 2012 Coaches, Hockey Blogs, Players No Comments
I've been coaching and watching a lot of youth hockey lately and it's killing me to watch these kids celebrate.  It's a TEAM game.   For the love of all things that are right in this world, please celebrate with your team and don't make a spectacle of yourself.  It's not cute, it's not cool.  Congratulate the guy who sent you the puck and move on.  It's not about you.  This weekend I watched a kid after scoring his umpteenth goal, try to flip his stick over and and shoot it while on one foot and face plant directly into the ice.  My first thought was, well, never mind on that.  I was stunned at the amount of people watching that thought it was great.

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Goalie Shot Chart

October 5, 2012 Coaches, Hockey Blogs No Comments
An interesting thread was brought up on LinkedIn about keeping stats during games.  The topic of Goalies came up and a great resource was shared for keeping track of stats for Goalies.   I've always kept player stats (which I will be a post later on), but never kept anything but SOG for the goalie.

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Even Hockey Coaches Have Hearts

September 4, 2012 Coaches No Comments

“I thought this may interest you,” the email said. In the subject heading was a name, Wayne Marshall, my high school hockey coach. I expected the worst, to see an obituary.
As I read, I was relieved, then thrilled. Coach Marshall was an inductee into the 2012 Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The son-of-a-gun won top dog.

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Team Leadership

I've had the pleasure of coaching some really good teams that were pretty talented over the last few years but each has fallen short for various reasons.  This year was puzzling to me as I struggled to wrap my head around the team I saw winning games week in and week out.  Now you may say, why struggle if they are winning games?   Well, I saw a team that lacked leadership.  A team without a player who took control.  Even at a young level, the coach can't control everything.  The team needs a player or two that are in charge on the deck, in the locker room and even at practice.

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Mike Keenan: Controversial but successful

October 14, 2011 Coaches No Comments

Mike Keenan: Controversial but successful
By Stan Fischler
Nov 5, 2001, 19:45

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Don Cherry; Tart, not sweet

October 12, 2011 Coaches No Comments

Don Cherry; Tart, not sweet
By Bill Ferguson
Nov 5, 2001, 19:38



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Coach Chris McSorley Builds Winners

August 12, 2011 Coaches No Comments

Coach Chris McSorley builds winners
By Janet Del Tufo
Oct 30, 2001, 07:03

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Motivation toolbox

March 23, 2011 Coaches No Comments

By Julia Negro
Oct 23, 2001, 18:19


Julia Negro

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