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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 this 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.”

Revved Up And Ready To Go

By Harry Thompson, USA Hockey Magazine 02/09/2018, 12:00pm CST

After a week of practice on the newly-minted Olympic ice, the U.S. Women’s Team already appears to have found its stride.

High-Tempo Hockey Passing Drill

By USA Hockey 02/07/2018, 12:00pm CST

Encourage the player to have a firm bottom hand on their stick which will allow them to one-touch the puck back hard and flat. 

Five Critical Locker Room Lessons

By Minnesota Hockey 02/07/2018, 12:00pm CST

A key part of growing up is learning how to care for and maintain your belongings, and with the type equipment hockey has, there is a significant opportunity for players to see for themselves the effects of poor versus proper care of their gear.

Improve Your Hockey Speed with this Exercise

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 02/06/2018, 12:00pm CST

Take yourself from an externally, heavy loaded movement and then follow suit with a totally unloaded, body weight movement.

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