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  • Let Them Dream

    Let Them Dream

    Rule #5 Don’t live through your hockey player. Try not to re-live your athletic life through your child. You fumbled too. You lost as well as

  • The Scholarship of a Lifetime

    The Scholarship of a Lifetime

    “Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in life,” Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) Participant Nick McCurdy wrote to begin his Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

  • The Happy Warrior

    The Happy Warrior

    Rule # 4 Teach them to enjoy the thrill of competition and sharpen their skills. Don’t say “winning doesn’t count” because it does. Instead, help

  • Who’s in charge?

    Who’s in charge?

    If you enjoy a healthy involvement in the athletic life of your children you will naturally want to discuss their games and events and they

  • It’s All About Balance

    It’s All About Balance

    Some kids will thrive on the challenge of advancing in hockey. For others, warming the bench on a higher division could shatter their confidence.

  • Olympic Hockey Top Ten

    Olympic Hockey Top Ten

    The Sochi Olympics brought back some great hockey memories and added a few new ones as well. So as a tribute to the many inspiring

  • Under Pressure!

    Under Pressure!

    As the season begins to slowly come to a close, the focus level of my team has become increasingly better. My team understands that topnotch

  • Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

    Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

    This is Percival's first rule because it underpins all of the rest. If we cannot assure our children that they are loved, that we support

Let Them Dream

Let Them Dream

Rule #5 Don’t live through your hockey player. Try not to re-live your athletic life through your child. You fumbled too. You lost as well as won. You were frightened, you backed off at times and you were not always heroic. Don’t pressure your child because of your pride. [...]

July 2, 2014 Gary Mossman Ten Rules 0

The Scholarship of a Lifetime

The Scholarship of a Lifetime

“Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in life,” Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) Participant Nick McCurdy wrote to begin his Thurgood Marshall Scholarship winning essay. “Based on my experience, I believe the most important problem in today’s society is the unrealized potential of underprivileged youth.” Nick is the first Canadian to receive the [...]

June 9, 2014 Christi Walter Unsung HEROS 0

The Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior

Rule # 4 Teach them to enjoy the thrill of competition and sharpen their skills. Don’t say “winning doesn’t count” because it does. Instead, help develop the feel for competing, for trying hard and having fun. Explain that the “Happy Warrior” who loves all aspects of play is usually the best athlete in the long [...]

May 16, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Mother’s Day Memories: A Hockey Tribute

Mother’s Day Memories: A Hockey Tribute

A moving Mother’s Day tribute from Marc Crawford. [...]

May 8, 2014 Marc Crawford Uncategorized 1

Zurich is Number One

Zurich is Number One

A big congratulations goes out to One Million Skates contributor Marc Crawford on his teams decisive victory over local rivals the Kloten Flyers. The 4-0 series record crowned the Zurich Lions with their eighth straight National League A title. [...]

April 21, 2014 Staff Writer Contributors 0

Who’s in charge?

Who’s in charge?

If you enjoy a healthy involvement in the athletic life of your children you will naturally want to discuss their games and events and they will want to discuss them with you. The challenge is to always keep your comments supportive and to inspire your children to want to be better and more successful, not [...]

April 8, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0