• 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

  • Giving the Gift of Hockey

    Giving the Gift of Hockey

    Well, the holiday season is upon us once again. At One Million Skates we are happy to be a part of a hockey family that

  • Become Your Own Slump-Buster!

    Become Your Own Slump-Buster!

    All of us get into a slump once in awhile. Follow these strategies to help get yourself out of it.

  • 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

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

Never Make Comparisons

Never Make Comparisons

It’s so important for parents to help their young hockey players understand what they bring to the team. [...]

September 19, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

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 the coach than they were when Percival was coaching makes the second part of his warning more important. The parent is there to support the young player in their endeavours, [...]

September 12, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

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 won. You were frightened, you backed off at times and you were not always heroic. Don’t pressure your child because of your pride. [...]

September 5, 2015 Gary Mossman Ten Rules 1