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  • Building Life Long-Learners

    Building Life Long-Learners

    Life-long learning leads to deeper understanding, curiosity and permission to fail and keep trying.

  • 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.

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

NHL Heritage Classic

NHL Heritage Classic

The NHL and the Vancouver Canucks gave HEROS participants a surprise this week with tickets to the March 2nd Heritage Classic game versus the Ottawa Senators. [...]

February 14, 2014 Staff Writer Uncategorized 0

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 Warrior” who loves all as-pects of play is usually in the long term the best athlete. [...]

January 31, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Experimental Resolutions

Experimental Resolutions

I have nothing against goals and resolutions but I’ve stopped making them… well sort of.  I grew up with a fabulous father who is super goal oriented and who helped me frame the importance of setting out what you want the future to look like in order to achieve it, we’re all good up until [...]

January 7, 2014 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting On The Fly, Overtime 0

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 in the past. They yell at the players from the stands, besmirch the good name of the referee and loudly question the decisions of the coach. Some of them are [...]

December 31, 2013 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

‘Twas the Morning of Christmas — A One Million Skates Hockey Poem

‘Twas the Morning of Christmas —  <em>A One Million Skates Hockey Poem</em>

‘TWAS THE MORNING OF CHRISTMAS A One Million Skates Hockey Poem  By Christie Judson   ‘Twas the morning of Christmas, when all through the house every hockey lover was stirring, even the mouse; The stockings were emptied by the chimney with care, In hopes that a shiny new puck could soon be found there;   The [...]

December 25, 2013 Staff Writer Special Feature 7