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Minor Hockey

2015

Hockey Stick Length Explained – Why I carry a hacksaw to lessons

By Coach Peter Russo Those that know me know I am pretty adamant about players (especially young players) using the proper length stick. At the end of the season at Brooks School (where I coach) the boys bought me a…

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2015

How to be the Best Player and Not Make a Team

  There are so many different things that coaches look for in building a team. Player skill is just one thing and sometimes not even the most important. Coaches evaluate players on a variety of other criteria including: Team Skills…

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2014

Early and Late Bloomers in Youth Sports: Lessons for Parents

Every child is on their own unique developmental timetable By Brooke de Lench Some children are early bloomers who enjoy success in sports because they develop faster, not because they have more raw athletic talent.  Some children – even if…

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2014

Subscriber Lobster Contest Announced

We are now closing in on 20,000 hockey-family subscribers to our newsletter, which is quite the feat considering that  just a few years ago, we started with the mailing list of 2 midget hockey teams. Over the years, we have…

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2014

Rise of the Academies

by Patrick Johnston Are they the future to striking the right balance between athletic performance and academic achievement?     The young man wasn’t happy. He’d been hoping to make a major midget team. He hadn’t. A battle against injuries had…

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2014

How to be the Best Player and Not Make a Team

  There are so many different things that coaches look for in building a team. Player skill is just one thing and sometimes not even the most important. Coaches evaluate players on a variety of other criteria including: Team Skills –…

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2014

What Does It Take To Be A Leader

Today we are featuring a guest post on coaching leadership from Warren Nye, who is the Founder and CEO of UltimateHockeySource and the UHS ProShop. He has some tips on how to be an effective leader which all parents and…

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2014

Hey, you…., hockey parent

   I recently came across this Blog (at minorhockeylife.com), and I thought that I’d share  it with you….. We’ve all seen these folks around the rinks. The good news is that they usually don’t stay around for too long. The…

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2014

5 Thoughts That Will Change Your Youth Sports Experience for the Better

  By John O’Sullivan “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air….

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2013

Let Hockey Give You a Lifetime of Memories

By Mike Pickles I think parents and coaches would agree with me, that as we age, the most important thing we can hold dearest to our hearts is sharing memories. My point is that sometimes the focus on competitive hockey…

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