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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 0

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

A Fresh View of Success

A Fresh View of Success

Everyone knows how great it feels to accomplish something that we really value and have worked hard at to achieve. The feeling of success is an important component in building self-esteem, self-confidence and a drive to be your best. The question is, who defines what success really is?  Externally, success is often equated with money, [...]

March 7, 2015 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

The Secret to Being ‘In the Zone’

The Secret to Being ‘In the Zone’

Playoffs bring with them what I call the “dichotomy of pressure.” As teams continue to win in the playoffs or at a tournament, each coming game brings higher expectations, which generate more pressure for players to perform at a higher level. Yet the more players internalize (or feel) this extra pressure, the tighter they tend [...]

February 7, 2015 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

Who would ever think that the one biggest obstacle to achieving success on the ice and reaching your hockey dreams would be your own frustration and self-directed anger whenever you make mistakes or fail? When you get impatient and upset with yourself for messing up — because you feel that, at your level, you shouldn’t [...]

January 31, 2015 Dr. Alan Goldberg Inside Edge, Pro 0

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

Everything good this season will result from the energy of your players! When it comes to playing your best game, understanding how to re-energize is every bit as important as mental toughness, or knowing the team system, or game preparation. NHL coaches pay intense attention to the energy of both their individual players and their [...]

November 1, 2014 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Contributors, Inside Edge, Pro 0