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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

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 [...]

November 2, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

Everything good this season will result from the energy of your players! When it comes to playing your best game, understanding how to re-energize is every bit as important as mental toughness, or knowing the team system, or game preparation. NHL coaches pay intense attention to the energy of both their individual players and their [...]

November 1, 2014 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Contributors, Inside Edge, Pro 0