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Ten Attributes of An Effective and Mindful Ice Hockey Coach

By Walter Aguilar, The Coaches Site 02/23/2018, 12:00pm CST

When all is said and done your legacy as a coach will determined by who your players become not just on the ice but off it.

Miami University Joins Youth Development Program to Foster ADM Excellence

By Stephen Kerr, USA Hockey 02/23/2018, 12:00pm CST

"I hope other colleges and universities, regardless of the level, get involved and incorporate utilizing those players and working with the youth players. It makes the game better.”

How To Improve Your Puck Feel

By Coach Jeremy, How To Hockey 02/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

If you can make that connection between where you think the puck is on your blade, and where it really is, then you’ll be a lot more confident and ready to make an adjustment mid-stride.

Even Southerners Can’t Resist the Call of a Frozen Pond

By Greg Bates, USA Hockey 02/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

The players on Swinging Richards try to play in four to five tournaments per year, all south of the Mason-Dixon Line. 

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.

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