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  • 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

  • HEROS Across Canada

    HEROS Across Canada

    Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) celebrates ice hockey while giving an opportunity for young people to grow while learning life and hockey skills. Personal

  • Tennis Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    Tennis Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    Tennis in Canada has been bolstered recently by a terrific upsurge in Canadian talent. July 2012 saw both Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo win Wimbledon Junior

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Are you really supporting your hockey player?

    Are you really supporting your hockey player?

    Don’t say “winning doesn’t count” because it does. Instead, help develop the feel for com-peting, for trying hard, for having fun. Explain that the “Happy

  • Ten Rules for the Parents of Young Hockey Players

    Ten Rules for the Parents of Young Hockey Players

    We’ve all seen them at the rink, or heard about them from other parents; we might even be one or have been one of them

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

Establishing Nutrition Goals For The Off-Season

Establishing Nutrition Goals For The Off-Season

If you’re like most athletes, once off-season starts, you’re ready for a well-deserved break. During the season, you’re constantly working to develop your skills, improve your eating habits and are always striving to see performance results.  By the time the hockey season is over, you might feel like you’re ready to sit on the couch [...]

March 7, 2015 Susannah Juteau, MSc, RD — Consultant, Peak Performance On The Fly, The Clock 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

Beat The February Blahs With These 12 Great Hockey Reads

Beat The February Blahs With These 12 Great Hockey Reads

Come February, many of us are counting down the days until Daylight Savings Time. If you are feeling the February blahs and need a little something to get you through to March and the official start of spring, pick up one of the following 12 great hockey stories. From “Behind the Moves” to “Behind the [...]

February 26, 2015 Staff Writer On The Fly, Rink Rats 0

Ask Meaghan

Ask Meaghan

As a member of Team Canada and an idol for many aspiring female hockey players, which skills do you believe are the most important for players to focus on at the minor hockey level?  L.J. — Vancouver, B.C.   Every hockey player is asked many times throughout their career how old they were when they first [...]

February 19, 2015 Meaghan Mikkelson Special Feature 0