An Easy-To-Use, Easy to Track, Performance-Magnifying Stat for Minor Hockey Coaches

Image courtesy of Maple Leafs Hot Stove We’re coaching an age of statistics. Never before have minor hockey players been so obsessed with goals and assists – or, perhaps they always were, but these days they see enough importance in individual stats that they’re willing to ask their coaches to add missed assists to the […]

The Regroup | Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

The beginning of December marks an important milestone on the hockey calendar: it’s the officially unofficial halfway point of the hockey season. Depending on where you coach, you might be shocked to hear that your work is half-done, but it’s the truth. Why? Because once the holidays have come and gone it’s going to be […]

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It’s Time to Talk to Your Players: 3 December Goals for Hockey Coaches

Featured image from Vancouver Hockey School ‘Tis the season to reflect on the unofficial first half of your season. What’s working, what’s not working, and how can you capitalize upon both sides of the coin moving forward into the new year? A lot of coaches at this point in are prone to griping about underwhelming […]

The Coaching Carousel in Professional Hockey: 3 Benefits of Fresh Perspective

The National Hockey League has seen four head coaches dismissed this season. This after not one NHL bench boss lost his job last year. As an unapologetic coach’s apologist, it’s difficult to watch people like Todd McLellan and Joel Quenneville lose their jobs, even though for all I know they completely deserved it. I don’t […]

The Regroup | Creating Offense & Eliminating Entitlement in Minor Hockey

From Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach Todd Woodcroft to the on-ice creativity created by Mississauga Steelheads Assistant Coach Brendan Taylor, we’ve covered the entire ice surface when it comes to increasing offense. Behind the net, off zone entries, and even through the hands of the league’s best defensemen (who also might be the league’s best forwards […]

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Young Hockey Players & the Entitlement Excuse: Let’s Change the Narrative

Something interesting occurred to me during Katie Crawford’s talk during The Coaches’ Site’s Coaching Conference this past summer in Toronto. Katie was a student athlete at the University of British Columbia, and she passionately made her case for a new way to coach millennials on the ice, on the court, and everywhere in between. You […]

The Regroup | What Are Your Team’s Priorities During the Mid-Season Stretch?

Here in the lower mainland these days there are plenty of excuses to be grumpy. It’s dark in the morning, it’s dark in the afternoon, it’s raining, it’s gloomy, the humid air sneaks into your bones and grans hold with an unbreakable iron grip – what are we talking about? It’s hard to focus. Imagine […]

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The Regroup | Creating Offense as a Team & as Individual Hockey Players

Whether you’re coaching an individual player in a one on one session or you’re barking orders from the bench, you’re probably looking for the same thing as every other hockey coach out there. Goals. It’s the metric upon which games are won and lost, championships secured, and jobs retained. The thing about goals though is […]

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The Regroup | Playing Forward in Today’s NHL

It’s a new month here at The Coaches Site and that means we’ve got a new theme. Forwards. The game has undergone a renaissance in the past few years when it comes to puck possession and playing the game with speed and urgency. Never before have coaches done as much in practice to encourage offense. […]

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