All posts tagged confidence

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 […]

Goals, Resolutions and Ultimate Success!

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.

Off Ice Team Training

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.

Self Confidence: The Value of Internal Appreciation Versus External Praise

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 […]

Are You A Winning Coach? 10 Signs You May Have Lost Your Way

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 […]

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3 Ways To Help Your Kids Discover Their True Athletic Potential

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, […]