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5 tips to start playing hockey

Eight tips for new hockey coaches

I truly enjoy receiving messages, e-mails and comments about my posts. I do my best to reply to all and...

How to correct bad hockey habits

I wanted to title this post “Things that Drive Me Nuts” but I wasn’t sure that was an appropriate title....

How to practice de-stagnation as a hockey coach

We ended our season on March 9th this year. It was a Saturday and we managed to win our last...

The top factors that make a great hockey drill

I want to share with you a drill we used many times this year. We call it the Yale 1v1....

The Coaching Pyramid (Part 6)

I’ve said this many times this year that in 31 years of coaching hockey, this season was the most extraordinary...

The Coaching Pyramid (Part 5)

My son Ben, who is grade 12, was hired this week to do some math tutoring for a young grade...

The Coaching Pyramid (Part 4)

Just before the first season that I coached hockey after finishing playing, the head coach I was going to work...

The Coaching Pyramid (Part 3)

It’s really great to connect with other coaches in the summer. We are so busy during the season that often...
The coaching pyramid part 2

The Coaching Pyramid (Part 2)

Carolyn Waldo was Canada’s top synchronized swimmer through the 1980’s. She won world championships, and Olympic and Commonwealth games Gold...

The hockey coaching pyramid

So, this is the official end of my five month hiatus. I have taken a break from writing to do...

Pressure and finding your (wo)man

When we begin talking about defensive play, I will ask my player if they have ever played Monkey in the...
5 tips to start playing hockey

A year in the life of a head coach

Parents and players alike will often look at this season’s minor hockey head coach and picture how easy it is,...

Developing Versatile Hockey Players

I watched a team yesterday run a great, simple drill in their practice. Two players started in the endzone faceoff...

Does playing multi sports make you a better hockey player?

There is an ongoing debate about the benefits of playing multi sports as a youth athlete, versus focusing all your...