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  • It’s Fine! They Won’t Hurt Themselves…

    It’s Fine! They Won’t Hurt Themselves…

    Is resistance training safe for young athletes, specifically minor hockey players? Yes, it is absolutely safe as long as the trainer is qualified and experience

  • Off-Season hockey training guidelines

    Off-Season hockey training guidelines

    Summer is here and as much as young athletes are excited for family vacations they can’t forget about getting into game shape for the fall.

  • Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp

    Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp

    Let’s look at some numbers. A typical recreation player during a season gets 1 practice per week. A season runs September to end of February

  • Aeroplan Member Donation Program supporting our HEROS

    Aeroplan Member Donation Program supporting our HEROS

    Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) has teamed up with the Aeroplan Member Donation Program as a great way for our supporters to contribute to the

  • 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

  • The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

    The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

    In May 2013 I had the privilege of hearing Clara Hughes, one of the greatest Canadian Olympians, speak at the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Olympic Excellence

  • HEROS in Ireland

    HEROS in Ireland

    Martina Byrne is a Youth Development Officer with Finglas Youth Service, in the Republic of Ireland. Finglas is one of the most marginalized and socially

  • 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

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

Know the Coach

Know the Coach

Try to get to know the coach’s philosophy, attitude and ethics. Finding out where your child’s coach is coming from will help you feel more comfortable with them taking a prominent role in your child’s development. [...]

September 26, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0