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Player Development Insights From a Three-Time Olympian

Player Development Insights From a Three-Time Olympian

After 25 years as a teacher and hockey coach at the prestigious Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, three-time Olympian Terry O’Malley knows his fair share about the development of aspiring elite-level hockey players.  In fact, with the help of his leadership, the Catholic residential and coeducational school for students in grades 9 through 12 [...]

October 22, 2014 Christi Judson Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Mike Johnston on Building A Winning Team And How Parents Can Help

Mike Johnston on Building A Winning Team And How Parents Can Help

When the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks’ owner, Bill Gallacher, wanted to revamp the Hawks’ hockey operations in 2008, he turned to Mike Johnston — a sought-after coach who knows there’s a lot more to hockey than what goes on after the puck drops. With nearly 10 years of NHL experience, Johnston has an impressive track record [...]

October 17, 2014 Christi Judson Inside Edge, Pro 0

Behind The Bench — 5 guidelines every winning coach should follow to take the team to the next level

Behind The Bench — 5 guidelines every winning coach should follow to take the team to the next level

If you really want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, if you really want to build mental toughness in your athletes and have them perform under pressure, then you would be wise to follow these very simple, [...]

October 15, 2014 Dr. Alan Goldberg Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Three Ingredients For A Great Team Culture

Three Ingredients For A Great Team Culture

My wife, Jenn, and I really enjoyed the 19 seasons of minor hockey that our three boys played. Our oldest son, Ben, who now plays professional hockey, was a Novice player during the last season that I played in the NHL. So, while I was having my first experience coaching minor hockey, I was finishing [...]

October 13, 2014 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Contributors, Inside Edge, Pro 0

New to Hockey? A quick rundown of the different minor hockey levels

New to Hockey? A quick rundown of the different minor hockey levels

Every hockey player — from the professional to the recreation-league player skating at the local rink — had to get a start on the ice somewhere. And for many players, particularly in Canada, that start came early, often before they even reached elementary-school age.  While there are learn-to-skate classes and other more informal programs for [...]

October 10, 2014 Christi Judson Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Is Weight Training Safe For Kids? A doctor and a strength coach weigh in on the dos and dont’s for youth hockey players

Is Weight Training Safe For Kids? A doctor and a strength coach weigh in on the dos and dont’s for youth hockey players

No matter what the sport, every young athlete who is fully committed and focused on the improvement of skills will look to gain every competitive advantage available, whether it means putting in a few extra hours of practice, eating right or soaking up tips and tricks through television, books or the Internet. And for many [...]

October 8, 2014 Christi Judson Inside Edge, Pro 0