Solving the Coach vs. Parents Problem

I was very disheartened to read the article H.S. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Braintree coach steps down in The Patriot Ledger this past week ( To summarize, successful coach Kristen McDonnell, who had coached the team for eight years, winning 2 state championships and compiling a 166-25 record, simply had enough abuse from some parents of players […]

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Hockey Share Drill of the Week: One Touch Warmup   Drill Description: The first player in each line performs two quick touch passes with the player on the dot. The player on the dot returns the puck to the next player in line. One side gets the return pass in the slot and takes a shot – the other side continues around the […]

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Jay Woodcroft: Creating Offense From the Cycle

You can’t coach offense, right? Not the case, according to Jay Woodcroft of the Edmonton Oilers. The video excerpt below was captured just after Woodcroft and head coach Todd McLellan moved on from the offensive firepower of the San Jose Sharks to a hard-luck story in Alberta’s northern capital that would gift them some kid […]

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Job Posting: Vancouver Thunderbirds Call for Coaches

The Vancouver Thunderbird Minor Hockey Association is looking for qualified minor hockey coaches to fill coaching positions for all streams of the Association – Rep, Recreational and Initiation – for the upcoming 2017/18 Hockey Season.  Vancouver Thunderbirds, which is based on the west side of Vancouver, is one of the largest minor hockey associations in […]

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Ten Things You Can Do to Shorten a Losing Streak

In any given season there are highs and lows associated with winning and losing. When a hockey team is winning, there is flow and a feeling like they are on top of the world. However, when that winning streak flips and becomes a losing streak, it can be mentally and physically draining on both coaches […]

Minor Hockey Talk Grab Bag: Clint Colebourn & Wade Burt

Aaron is on vacation – or maybe he’s secretly saving the world, I don’t know – but what I do know is this a great week to fly solo and check in with a few influential people from my past. That’s right, an old coach mentor and a recently graduated minor hockey player. Both continue […]

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Practice is Everything: Learning From Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks

Hockey coaches have a special opportunity at the beginning of every practice. Unlike football, soccer, or baseball; sports where the coaches basically run onto the same field as their players, hockey coaches get to strap on their skates and re-live, if only for a few blissful moments, the feeling of exhilaration accompanied by stepping onto […]

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We are headed to Florida for the AHCA convention

A hockey coaches’ convention? In Florida? Surrounded by smart hockey people committed to growing the game and improving the experience of the players from the grassroots level on up? Count us in. The Coaches’ Site is proud to announce we’re returning to the AHCA coaches’ convention in Naples, Florida at the end of April. The […]

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