Video: Matt Nichol – 2014 Hockey Coaches Conference

Strength & Conditioning Coach at Paragenix Matt discussing Physical Preparation at the 2014 Hockey Coaches Conference. In his presentation Matt had some great advice for coaches on how to make practice fun and interesting while preparing them for high level competition. For the entire presentation checkout our TCS.Members site by clicking below…

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Interview: Ryan Huska – Head Coach, Stockton Heat

Ryan Huska is in the midst of his second season behind a bench in pro hockey. The long time WHL coach left his post with the Kelowna Rockets following the 2013-14 season to join the Calgary Flames organization as the head coach of their AHL affiliate. Huska and his family would move cross country to […]

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Train 2.0 – How to Treat Your Players Like Dogs – And Have Them Love It

Now that I’ve established myself as a weirdo coach in your eyes with my last article talking about Jedi Mind tricks, microwave buttons and how to make a big perspective shift to improve your coaching, I’m going to continue things by talking about treating your players like dogs. Specifically, I’m going to offer a perspective […]

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Fortius HockeySTRONG – Glide Platform

In this instalment Coach Adam Nugent-Hopkins (Lead of Fortius HockeySTRONG Program) provides an introduction to the Glide Platform Series, a sequence of movements that can easily be integrated into a dryland, practice, or game warm-up to reinforce proper hockey posturing. The Glide Platform Series can be performed with minimal equipment (in this video we utilize […]

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The Coaches Brain – The net-in-the-office trick

I want to start off this week’s ‘Coaches Brain’ article by apologizing to the coaching community at large, for perhaps not addressing what coaches really want. I have been neglectful. While writing about the brain and the more mental aspects of sport may be high on my list of what matters, I sense I have […]

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Video: Sean Bacon presents on a warrior mentality

What is mental toughness and how do we define it? Sean Bacon is a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces. During his 12 years of service, Sean was a military policeman, paratrooper and at the end of his career, taught interrogation psychology. Today, he works with athletes and teams on strategies to develop mental […]

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Video: Mike Johnston – 2013 Hockey Coaches Conference

Mike Johnston Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins at our 2013 Hockey Coaches Conference Presenting on Breakouts. In this clip Mike leads into the topic of conversation with a story of his time with Vancouver and their Star at the time Alex Mogilny. For the entire Presentation checkout our TCS.Members site by clicking below…

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How to Handle “The Dip”

How To Battle the Toughest Stretch of Your Season By now your team is well into the meat n’ potatoes of your season. Certain players are thriving, others are struggling, and new surprises are popping up every day. You’ve probably even noticed yourself using a new trick or three as you enter the toughest stretch […]

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