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2017

Talent gets you noticed, character gets you recruited

  written by James Leath   “He is going to be shocked we no longer want him.” “Come again?” I asked the college assistant coach seated across from me at lunch. “You flew across the country to meet him, and…

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2017

‘It never stops’: Life as a head coach in college hockey

On the tail end of his team’s first full NCAA season, ASU hockey head coach Greg Powers describes his job’s demands Photo by Celisse Jones | The State Press Greg Powers, head coach of ASU’s NCAA Division I Hockey program,…

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2017

The Prep School Option

  With the emergence of Shattuck-St Mary’s over a decade ago as arguably the best hockey development program in North America, almost everyone knows that the prep school option is out there. Too many hockey families, however, dismiss the option…

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2017

8 Tips to Prepare Your Team to Peak in the Postseason

  By Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center Want to help your team peak in the postseason? Here are eight sure-fire strategies to ensure that your team is inspired, confident, and focused come “winning” time. 1. You don’t have to…

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2017

Can you guess the one thing that most elite athletes have in common?

by John O’Sullivan     In January, my e-mail and social media accounts lit up with a simple image first shared with me on Twitter by @ohiovarsity. It’s amazing because the image portrays something that is widely known among experts, widely…

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2017

The psychology of choosing fourth line forwards

  by Justin Bourne   Recently, I wrote a post titled “From Prospect to Project: The thin line, and why some guys make the show and others don’t.” It looked at the reasons some junior and college hockey studs fall…

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2017

Overbearing parents scare off college recruiters

By Kevin Hoffman Parents have a tendency to meddle in their children’s high school teams, lobbying for playing time and preferential treatment. It’s typically part of a campaign to earn a college scholarship for their young athletes, but their efforts…

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2016

Tips from the recruiting trail with UND’s Brad Berry

By Elizabeth Boger Brad Berry knows the recruiting trail can be a grind. The second-year head coach of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team recalled one harrowing adventure many years ago. In the wee hours of the morning,…

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2016

The One Question That All Athletes Need To Ask Themselves

    Everybody has big dreams and everyone wants to be successful in life.  If you’re an athlete, either interested or committed, when you put your head on the pillow at night, you dream about playing on the big stage in front…

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2016

A Great Christmas Idea For The Young Hockey Player

Over the past few years, we have had reasons to have conversations with Isabelle Hampstone, regarding the game of hockey and some of our players, with whom we work. Isabelle has recently written a book, called “Hockey Confidence: Train Your…

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