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Minnesota a Model for Youth Sports

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

It’s one of the best, if not the best, in the country because it puts a focus on local play opportunities for children. Making community rinks and sports accessible to as many kids as possible creates a unique environment.

Choosing Exercises for Hockey Performance

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 12/13/2018, 12:00pm CST

A real program design expert equips themselves with as many tools as possible, and then only uses them within the correct context in order to help the hockey athlete progress in their performance outputs.

Young athletes won't even notice all the hard work they are doing as long as they are having fun

Patrick Kane talks about, as a kid, who was his favorite hockey player and why he looked up to him.

A Golden Age of Girls Hockey

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

These incredible numbers will be difficult to sustain as the game increases in popularity around the country and across the world, but for now, it’s safe to say we’re in a golden age of girls hockey in Minnesota.

Hockey Backchecking: Situations and Responsibilities for Each Player

By Ice Hockey Systems 12/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

The weak side defense will typically have to pick up the attacker that is driving the net. They should be slightly staggered behind the strong side defense and therefore they are the last player back.

Putting the Human in Human Performance

By USA Hockey 12/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

While everyone’s basic human needs are the same, we can’t ignore the fact that gaps in nutrition are often caused by different lifestyle factors. 

Eleven Warmup Activities and Drills for Youth Hockey Practice

By Ice Hockey Systems 12/10/2018, 12:00pm CST

For the younger players even the act of getting up off of their stomach or off their knees provides good balance and coordination work.

A Special Calling

By Abby Meinke, USA Hockey 12/07/2018, 12:00pm CST

The thing I tell people is, it’s just a hockey game. We often hear how great it is that these athletes get out there and play, and it is, but they’re just another hockey player. 

Pain Is the Best Teacher

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 12/07/2018, 12:00pm CST

Hockey athletes aren’t training on hockey specific programs and are completely under respecting the amount of science that goes into REAL program design.

Edmonton Oilers star shares his fondest youth sports memories, advice for parents

Edmonton Oilers star talks about his favorite youth sports memory - taking second in a tournament in Quebec - and shares his advice for parents of youth sports athletes.

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