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Developing Elite Offensive Skills

By Minnesota Hockey 02/21/2018, 12:00pm CST

Changing speeds, making tight turns, switching places with a teammate and using deception can all create confusion for opponents, providing more time and space to create offense.

Five Tips to Communicate Better with Your Child

By Minnesota Hockey 02/20/2018, 12:00pm CST

“Constantly tell kids what to do and how to do it, that can really hinder a child’s passion. Kids need to figure it out on their own.”

In addition to getting tuned out, by not coaching kids 24-7, they are able to learn about the game on their own.

Off-Ice Training Crucial to Improving Hockey Performance

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 02/19/2018, 12:00pm CST

Youth athletes can and should be doing off-ice work throughout the year in order to develop their bodies, minds and performance to become the best hockey players they can be.

The Best Party of My Adult Hockey Life

By Dave Pond, USA Hockey 02/19/2018, 12:00pm CST

Ed Meerbrey, who will retire from his day job at Toshiba in June, still plays two or three times a week – sometimes against skaters half his age.

Girls Hockey Day in Columbus Sign of a Growing Game

By Stephen Kerr, USA Hockey 02/16/2018, 12:00pm CST

“If you look at all the youth programs, and how many girls teams are now involved in the sport, it’s pretty impressive,”

During the 2016-17 season, 235 girls players ages 18 and under were registered in Central Ohio. That total represents a 35 percent increase over a five-season span. 

Five Tips for Building Confidence

By Touchpoint Media, Minnesota Hockey 02/15/2018, 12:00pm CST

Make the most of practice. Put in some extra time stickhandling and shooting off the ice if you can. Get outside for some unstructured pond hockey with friends.

Hockey In-Season Nutrition Guidelines

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 02/14/2018, 12:00pm CST

Keep multivitamins, fruits and vegetables in the meal plan at all times. The body needs these vitamins and minerals for proper repair processes.

Car Ride Home Strategies for Parents

By Minnesota Hockey 02/13/2018, 12:00pm CST

When your child is interested in talking about the game, try to do more listening than talking.

Whether your child played very little, played poorly or had an outstanding game, there are lessons to be learned from both wins and losses. 

Tips on How to Generate More Offense

By Michael Caples, USA Hockey 02/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

Even the best goal-scorers, if they want to have special seasons, they need to get to the hard areas, create traffic and chaos on the opponent and get rebound goals.

Ten Hockey Quotes for Hockey Families

By Touchpoint Media, Minnesota Hockey 02/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”

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