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  • Coaches vs. Parents

    Coaches vs. Parents

    The parent treads on dangerous ground when they criticize a popular coach. The fact that children today are more likely to question the actions of

  • 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

  • Fitness Activities for Dad and Kids

    Fitness Activities for Dad and Kids

    Summer is the perfect time to get outside and get active with your kids. My dad and I created great memories keeping fit together during

  • 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

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

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. How does a hockey parent build their young player’s confidence and support their ambitions, all the while making sure they aren’t crushed from the pressure of unrealistic expectations? Keep it [...]

March 18, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

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 Olympians we watched this February, here is a top-ten list of the best Olympic hockey moments. Relive the blood, guts and glory of the past century. [...]

March 11, 2014 Christi Walter Uncategorized 0

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 performance is essential in every practice, game, period and shift. It’s with this idea in mind, I feel as though the last week of hockey leading into the state championships [...]

March 6, 2014 Jonathan Irving On The Fly 0

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 them in all of their endeavors and will not judge them based on their success or failure, then what is the point of their engaging in sport at all? It [...]

February 18, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0