All posts tagged confidence
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 […]
Setting goals not only helps young hockey players to stay focused, but also can be a strong life skill for achieving success in future endeavors. Coaches set goals for their team and it should be no different for parents and players.
Summer is long over, but hopefully those who are serious about improving their performance for the hockey season have prepared accordingly. In this article I want to share my perspective on in-season training for minor hockey players. Let’s start by going back again and ask ourselves, “are we crazy about putting our kids in strength and conditioning programs at the minor hockey level?” The answer is, absolutely not.
In all my years working with young athletes I’ve seen the lowest and highest levels of self-confidence. What’s important to understand as a trainer, parent or coach is that the […]
Just like you and me, no coach is perfect. And let’s face it, no matter how great a job a coach is doing, he or she will never be able […]
Working with young athletes over the years has really helped me to understand the impact that parents, coaches and trainers can have on a child’s future success in sports. This […]
Getting Your Athletes To Play Their Best When It Counts — A coach’s guide to effectively managing performance anxiety
In practice he’s fast, aggressive and skilled. His stickhandling is outstanding, and there’s no question that this kid has the talent to play at the next level. So how come, […]