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Youth Hockey Coach Leads by Example

By Youth1, 01/14/19, 12:00PM CST


Burnout is a real thing and happens way too often because parents and players just are not aware of what the best offseason option is at the youth level.

Brendon Herr started his coaching career like most coaches do; he was finished playing college hockey (NCAA DIII, Lebanon Valley), and the NHL wasn’t calling, so Herr turned to coaching.

“I always found myself to be a student of the game," Herr said. "After my playing career ended, I found myself wanting to continue to be around hockey and think the game. Coaching was a natural fit for me.”

Having never coached before he wanted to find his niche. He coached at Lebanon Valley, Scranton Junior Knights and the New Jersey Rockets before finding his home with the NJ Colonials.

Herr started out by coaching a Bantam A team in his first season. Now in his third full season with the organization, Brendon is the Tier 2 hockey director, as well as the head coach for the Peewee AA team and the Tier 1 Midget 16 American AAA team.