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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

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

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, 2013 Jonathan Irving Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 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, 2013 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Best Skate Forward, 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, 2013 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, 2013 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0