All posts tagged minor hockey

Enjoy the Ride

When I was a young hockey player, back in Belleville Ontario I use to love this time of year. I loved the feeling of the crisp autumn air. The smell […]

Teach Courage

Welcome back to the Ten Rules series where we examine Lloyd Percival’s list of How to Establish Rapport with Your Athletic Child. In the first post, we looked at the background of Percival and […]

Common Values a Key to Success

When minor hockey associations work together towards common goals, everyone wins.

Enjoy the Ride

When I was a young hockey player, back in Belleville Ontario I use to love this time of year. I loved the feeling of the crisp autumn air. The smell […]

Funniest Minor Hockey Level Names

We recently posted a comprehensive run-down of the different minor hockey levels, and one inquisitive commenter asked how these divisions got their somewhat peculiar names. What a fun question! I’m […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Benchmark: When is sitting a player OK?

It’s all about trust: Tyler Childs talks coaches through when it’s necessary to sit a player and some ways to go about it constructively.

Player Development Insights From a Three-Time Olympian

After 25 years as a teacher and hockey coach at the prestigious Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, three-time Olympian Terry O’Malley knows his fair share about the development of […]

Behind The Bench — 5 guidelines every winning coach should follow to take the team to the next level

If you really want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, if you […]