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The Secret to Being ‘In the Zone’

Playoffs bring with them what I call the “dichotomy of pressure.” As teams continue to win in the playoffs or at a tournament, each coming game brings higher expectations, which […]

Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

Who would ever think that the one biggest obstacle to achieving success on the ice and reaching your hockey dreams would be your own frustration and self-directed anger whenever you […]

Improve Your Puck Skills With This Simple Piece Of Home Made Equipment:

This simple piece of equipment can quickly help increase puck skills and offensive awareness. The ‘horse,’ as we like to call it, is used to simulate the ‘attack triangle’ of […]

Minor Hockey Memories — By Sean Pronger

I think my best memories from my minor hockey days are more of a collective memory of travelling to play in tournaments. When you grow up in such a small […]

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick!

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick!                   — A Message from Meaghan Mikkelson With the holidays coming to an end […]

Celebrating Great Coaches

In my years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach, I’ve known many sport coaches — some good ones and some, well, not so good. Nothing is more refreshing […]

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Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

Who would ever think that the one biggest obstacle to achieving success on the ice and reaching your hockey dreams would be your own frustration and self-directed anger whenever you […]

We Are F-A-M-I-L-Y — Values That Build Winning Teams

Watch an interview with any athlete or coach who has just won a major title and you will invariably hear the words “hard work,” “determination” and — nine times out […]

7 Ways Parents and Players Can Team Up to Create High Performance!

Building a strong team environment is essential for enabling all players to be their best. In this busy month, I encourage all coaches, players and parents to focus on the […]

Warm Memories of Cold Winter Days in Northwestern Ontario

We are now entering my favourite time of the year. Yes, it’s the Christmas season, which in and of itself is awesome, but the best part of all is the […]

The best part of my “journey” was realizing my dream of playing in the NHL ~ Sean Pronger

As a “72” tell us a little about your minor hockey experience. For example, what kind of player were you? Did you always play on the top teams? What stands […]

11 “In-Season” Training Tips

All summer long players work on developing their game in order to be the most prepared for tryouts at the end of August. Most elite-level players will spend hours in […]