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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 [...]

August 8, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 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. [...]

August 1, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 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 [...]

July 25, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Three Ingredients For A Great Team Culture

Three Ingredients For A Great Team Culture

My wife, Jenn, and I really enjoyed the 19 seasons of minor hockey that our three boys played. Our oldest son, Ben, who now plays professional hockey, was a Novice player during the last season that I played in the NHL. So, while I was having my first experience coaching minor hockey, I was finishing [...]

October 13, 2014 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Contributors, Inside Edge, Pro 0

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 winning essay. “Based on my experience, I believe the most important problem in today’s society is the unrealized potential of underprivileged youth.” Nick is the first Canadian to receive the [...]

June 9, 2014 Christi Walter Unsung HEROS 0

Olympic Hockey Top Ten

Olympic Hockey Top Ten

The Sochi Olympics brought back some great hockey memories and added a few new ones as well. So as a tribute to the many inspiring Olympians we watched this February, here is a top-ten list of the best Olympic hockey moments. Relive the blood, guts and glory of the past century. [...]

March 11, 2014 Christi Walter Uncategorized 0