The Regroup | Age Appropriate Practices in Minor Hockey, Culture, & Beating Stress

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We all know hockey is a stressful game. The intensity, the stakes, the lifelong dreams we all want to play out.

And that’s just the parents!

Jokes aside, it’s impossible to understand completely what’s going on inside the young minds of our youth hockey players. We don’t know what they’re feeling. As coaches, however, we can build an experience around them that maximizes the positive lessons they learn while they’re under our watch. Those lessons come from teaching the right things in practice, fixing mistakes on and off the ice, and designing an environment in which it’s easy and fun to learn all about our great game. But don’t take my word for it. Last week we heard from Dave Starman at the 2018HCC, Gene Reilly from the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL, and long-time contributor Walter Aguilar to chime in about teambuilding and hockey culture.

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From last week, in case you missed it…

 

WATCH | Dave Starman & Designing Age Appropriate Practices

 

 

 

 

 

Moms & Dads Coaching Minor Hockey: 3 Tips to Build Your New Team

 

 

 

 

 

Drill of the Week: Track & Support

 

 

 

 

 

Listen: USHL Des Moines HC Gene Reilly on Building Culture with a New Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Aguilar: 6 Self Assessment Questions to Help Hockey Players Beat Sress

 

 

 

 

Kelvin is the Editor in Chief of The Coaches' Site and an assistant coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Men's Varsity hockey team.