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Becoming A Leader of Tomorrow

Becoming A Leader of Tomorrow

November can easily be the most stressful and physically draining months of the season requiring a brotherhood amongst the team that motivates players to play at their fullest potential. Having a group of players that are motivated and ready to make the necessary steps to achieve the next level is essential in a team’s development. [...]

November 30, 2015 Jonathan Irving Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Enjoy the Ride

Enjoy the Ride

When I was a young hockey player, back in Belleville Ontario I use to love this time of year. I loved the feeling of the crisp autumn air. The smell of freshly falling leaves, and most of all, the fact that hockey was back in full swing. Whether it was at school, at home, or [...]

October 22, 2015 Marc Crawford Inside Edge, Pro 0

Life and your mind: Take a three minute break everyday

Life and your mind: Take a three minute break everyday

Whether you’re a parent or player involved in sports, we often find ourselves bouncing from one event to the next at mock speed. In each situation we are asked to gather our energy and put forward our best selves. From these situations we often look back to determine both our degree of growth and success. [...]

June 20, 2015 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

A True Hero: Dad, This One’s for You

A True Hero: Dad, This One’s for You

For many years I have worked with kids for a living, however I have no idea what it will feel like when it’s my son I am coaching. Instead, I draw on the experiences and memories of my own father, and how he treated me as a son (at home), as a player (at rink), [...]

June 6, 2015 Nathan Leslie Inside Edge, Pro, Special Feature 0

The Pros and Cons of Spring Hockey

The Pros and Cons of Spring Hockey

Spring hockey can be the best of times and the worst of times! It can be amazing or disappointing. It can enhance your player’s skill development or exacerbate your player’s bad habits. It can energize your player emotionally or hinder his or her desire and ability to compete next season. My wife, Jenni, and I [...]

April 9, 2015 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Inside Edge 2

So, what do hockey scouts really look for?

So, what do hockey scouts really look for?

So, what do hockey scouts really look for? It’s a question every serious hockey player will ask as he or she approaches Bantam and beyond. Scouts rate players in five main categories: skating, size, game sense, character and skill. Glen Williamson, a former scout with the Los Angeles Kings, tells our players every summer at [...]

March 14, 2015 Nathan Leslie Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0