STICKING TO THE BASICS FOR SUPERIOR RESULTS

    After I graduated college I started working with Varsity athletes right away, but I had no experience. I simply relied on my education that gave me the working knowledge of exercise science to design proper programs. With my background in bodybuilding I knew how to build strength and I knew how strength enhanced […]

Hockey Coach Dryland Training

Words Are Energy and Affect Performance in Ice Hockey

Words are energy. In many of our locker rooms and video rooms across the hockey world, words are often used to inspire, motivate, instill buy-in and correct hockey players. However, often coaches are not fully aware of the energetic consequences that come from using certain words. In their quest for honesty and accountability, they may […]

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Elite Goalies: NHL RVH GLOVE SIDE ADJUSTMENTS

Pasco Valana from Elite Goalies Canada talks about the execution of the RVH for Ice Hockey Goaltenders. In this video Pasco breaks down NHLer Eric Comrie of the Winnepeg Jets and and how he is able to be effective with his RVH patterns.     For more from Pasco and Elite Goalies checkout elitegoalies.ca

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Geno Auriemma: Why Body Language Matters

This is perhaps the most important video I’ve watched this year as it pertains to my coaching career. For the past few years as I’ve worked with players ranging from 8 years to 18 to 26, I’ve struggled to answer a simple question. Why does body language matter? I mean, as coaches we know it matters, […]

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Pro Players Panel with Natalie Spooner, Brendan Gaunce, & Mike Duco

“He knew he could push me vocally maybe moreso than some other players.” That’s Brendan Gaunce in the video below talking about his first season of professional hockey played for brand new Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green with the Utica Comets. For Gaunce, the approach taken by Green to treat each player differently, as an […]

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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PERFORM AT YOUR BEST FOR COMPETITION

You’re either still in the playoff race or you’re one and done. Regardless, if you don’t know how to recover from the rigorous energy spent, you’ll quickly find yourself exhausted when you least expect it. And that can have a major impact on your performance level, let alone affect your entire team’s performance and ultimately […]

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The TCS Goalie Panel with Sean Murray & Ty Edmonds

Somewhere there’s a goalie doing something weird. Like death, taxes, and first overall picks for the Edmonton Oilers, unique goalies are one of the few sure things the universe has to offer. In fact, I’m reminded of a former teammate way back in junior who would call his own last name in celebration whenever he […]

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