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2017

4 Rules for In-Season Strength Training

    If you’re reading this during your sport’s season, you’re probably feeling at least a little beat up right now. Given the nicks and dings that inevitably come with practices and games, it’s tempting to skip out on weight…

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2017

An Excerpt From “You Are A Contender”

  Intro How do the world’s best athletes and performers make it to the top and stay there. Talent and skill are not enough in themselves. Emotions run the show in elite performance, to produce outstanding achievements in any sport,…

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2017

The Word on Coaching: Penn State’s Guy Gadowsky on ‘Environment’

by Mike Poorman    The locker room environment is what makes the Penn State men’s ice hockey team so good. Coach Guy Gadowsky says so. But, the environments — plural — also have a good bit to do with it. There’s an…

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2017

4 Men’s College Hockey Coaches Discuss What Qualities They Want in a Recruit

  By Steve O’Brien   AT GCA, we have asked hundreds of Men’s College Hockey Coaches this question: Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete? We have received a range of thoughtful and relevant responses from…

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2017

Mike Babcock Shares His Secret to Success as an Individual (and as a hockey player)

By Ben Levesque It’s been a few years since I met Mike Babcock. He came to speak to my team and I about 4 years ago before our National Championship playoff run. I remember telling myself, “man…this guy can work…

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2017

Michigan’s Red Berenson announces retirement after 33 seasons

Michigan Athletics   ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Head coach Red Berenson announced that he is retiring after 33 season at the helm of the Michigan ice hockey program and that he will remain as a special advisor to Warde Manuel, the…

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2017

How players go from ‘skinny fat’ to lean, mean NHL machines

Hockey players require a long healing process for their broken bodies before they can even think about training hard.  By: Ronnie Shuker   Imagine four weeks of acupuncture, saunas and hot tubs. There are yoga, Pilates, meditation and tai chi…

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2017

Body Language and Recruiting

    Over the years, as I have spoken to various coaches, and I have discussed players with them, I am often reminded of the aspects of a player’s game that has nothing to do with their playing skills. Recently,…

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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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