Gatorade Coach of the YearPermalink to

Gatorade Coach of the Year

The Coaches Site is thrilled to announce that the winner of this year’s GATORADE COACH OF THE YEAR Award is Shawn McQuistin. The 26-year-old Richmond native has been coaching in the Seafair Minor Hockey Association for five years, including three years of spring hockey, at the Bantam and Atom levels. This year, Shawn will be […]

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On Youth Athletes, Pressure, & Using Your VoicePermalink to

On Youth Athletes, Pressure, & Using Your Voice

Do you use your voice? I’m writing this article in direct response to a submission in The Athletic written by Matt Clune, younger brother of former National Hockey Leaguer Rich Clune. Read Recovery: The Rise, Fall, & Redemption of the Clune Brothers. But as Matt describes, the fact that his older brother played in the NHL […]

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DESIGN YOUR OWN TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SUMMER ICE HOCKEYPermalink to

DESIGN YOUR OWN TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SUMMER ICE HOCKEY

School is finally out, kids are excited and families are on their way to enjoying summer. Whether you’re up at the lake, cabin, or just chilling in the back yard, I know you’re wondering what your young hockey player can do to stay in shape. I have parents ask me every year if I can […]

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High to Low in the Offensive ZonePermalink to

High to Low in the Offensive Zone

Recently, the Los Angeles Kings made a point to reference the fact that their team needs to generate better chances. This topic was revisited in a recent piece on pursuing Joe Thornton. In both pieces, the Kings are discussed as needing to generate higher quality chances to the slot area, whether that’s through passing or […]

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Hockey Share Drill of the Week: Low Cut CyclePermalink to

Hockey Share Drill of the Week: Low Cut Cycle

https://hockeyshare-animation.s3.amazonaws.com/video-2106405-1497640343.mp4   Drill Description: X1 attack the middle of the ice and pivots back around the first cone to buy space. X1 then starts heading up the half wall and cuts back and makes a cycle pass to X2. X1 continues to drive down the wall and gets a return pass from X2. X1 drives […]

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Ray Ferraro at the 2017 TeamSnap Hockey Coaches ConferencePermalink to

Ray Ferraro at the 2017 TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference

There are a few reasons why Ray Ferraro is one of the most recognized names in hockey. His playing career spanned nearly two decades, and his broadcast career now sees him analyzing some of the biggest games in the league. But what we appreciate most about Ferraro is his approach to the game. He’s spoken […]

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How to Build an Indestructible Team CulturePermalink to

How to Build an Indestructible Team Culture

I’m about to break a cardinal rule of blogging by introducing the conclusion of my article right now. That’s how important this particular element of team culture is. People. Sometimes I have a hard time remembering exactly how the teams I’ve coached performed over the years, but I never have trouble remembering the people. We’ve […]

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3 Passes for the Price of 2 – TeamSnap Hockey Coaches ConferencePermalink to

3 Passes for the Price of 2 – TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference

Where can you learn from The Most Innovative Minds in Hockey? What’s the biggest and best Hockey Coaches Conference in Canada? In what space can you meet, greet, and network with fellow hockey coaches aiming to raise their coaching game to the next level? The answers to all these questions will unfold July 14th & […]

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2017 TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference Schedule ReleasedPermalink to

2017 TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference Schedule Released

The Coaches Site is thrilled to announce our schedule of speakers for the 2017 TeamSnap Coaches Conference on July 14th & 15th at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, BC. This year we’re covering a bigger range of topics than ever. From fuelling your game to Faceoffs to in-depth Goaltending analysis, this year’s speakers have […]

Hockey Share Drill of the Week: Double High Seam CutPermalink to

Hockey Share Drill of the Week: Double High Seam Cut

https://hockeyshare-animation.s3.amazonaws.com/video-2106370-1497639652.mp4   Drill Description: X1 enters the zone on the dot line – threatens to the middle, then takes the open space in the corner (pivot to remain facing the middle of the ice). X1 cuts up the 1/2 wall then explodes to the middle of the ice for a shot. X2 fires a puck […]

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