All posts tagged hockey

Why Officials Quit

Attrition rates for youth sport refs and umpires is too high! Recently, I came across some statistics about hockey officials’ attrition rate in Canada.  Did you know that there are […]

How to Build Incredible Confidence for Young Hockey Players

You’re going to want to read this one because I believe it is critical to understand the mind-set of young hockey players. Believe it or not, we all share the […]

These 5 Activities In Nature Will Help You Become A Better Hockey Player

A mastery of skills is what defines a true hockey player. To have an A-game on ice, you need to capture all the distinct yet inter-related, hockey techniques. Though it […]

How to be a Great Team Parent

Tips For Parent Conduct, Team Trip Organization, and Communication. Youth sports programs often can only run with the help of parent volunteers. Whether your role on the team is crucial […]

Helping Kids Reach Goals

This article is originally published here. What gets lost with many goals, is that teamwork made them happen. With the encouragement of Constable Sue Crawford from the bench, 11-year-old Myrina took […]

A Tribute to Hockey Parents by Blake Orban

Whether you are an elite professional hockey player or someone who plays shinny once a week for fun, we all have one thing in common: a love for the game. […]

3 Things You Need To Know About First Step Quickness

The hardest part of my job is educating parents and coaches by having them understand the facts and myths about off-ice development.  Most of all understanding that it’s a long-term […]

Exclusive Q&A With Renowned Skating Coach Barb Aidelbaum

Barb Aidelbaum is a devoted member of the HEROS family, as a co-founder and part of the HEROS Board of Directors.  Her dedication to not only coaching but to every student she’s […]

5 Things You Should Know About Nutrition For Hockey

One of the most common questions I get asked from parents is if I can talk to their child about nutrition. Every team and player I work with gets educated […]

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 to instruct such a program […]

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. Strength, power and speed are […]

Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp: The Math

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 with a short break in December.  […]