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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

What Fuels YOU?

What Fuels YOU?

What do all of these situations have in common? They all require energy to be performed, and just like a car gas fuel to perform; your body needs fuel to perform all of these activities.  The main nutrient that provides energy for our bodies, especially during physical activity, are carbohydrates. In fact, our brains almost [...]

October 17, 2015 Lisa Cianfrini, MSc, RD On The Fly, The Kitchen 0

Teach Courage

Teach Courage

Welcome back to the Ten Rules series where we examine Lloyd Percival’s list of How to Establish Rapport with Your Athletic Child. In the first post, we looked at the background of Percival and his involvement in developing The Hockey Handbook. Now we look at each of his ten rules and how they may (or may not) pertain to you and [...]

October 10, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Who Sets the Goals?

Who Sets the Goals?

Everyone has goals for a team. From the organization down, there are a number of goals that are important, but in terms of setting expectations and the all important parent-coach meeting, coaches often neglect to differentiate between the goals of the player versus the goals of the parent. Many coaches assume that a player’s goals [...]

October 4, 2015 Glen Mulcahy In The Corner, On The Fly 0

Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

Meeting the parents is sometimes a daunting task, and as the season approaches, I felt would be appropriate to share tips for coaches to run effective parent-coach meetings. A good parent-coach meeting is critical to a successful season. It also adheres to the “Sportsmanship starts in the stands” initiative to focus on positive behaviour in [...]

October 4, 2015 Glen Mulcahy In The Corner, On The Fly 0

Keep Your Cool

Keep Your Cool

Welcome back to the Ten Rules series where we examine Lloyd Percival’s list of How to Establish Rapport with Your Athletic Child. In the first post, we looked at the background of Percival and his involvement in developing The Hockey Handbook. Now we look at each of his ten rules and how they may (or may not) pertain to you and [...]

October 3, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0