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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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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How to Build an Obstacle-Leaping, Adversity-Defeating, High Performance Hockey Team

Every Head Coach should take advantage of the opportunity to create a Culture Statement that outlines the specific values and beliefs that will be used as a filter to make his/her decisions. These values and beliefs are to be used by every team member to guide their decisions, actions and behaviours. The values and beliefs […]

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

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 […]

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VIDEO | Chris Hartsburg at the 2018HCC: How to Build a Team

There are still surprises in this game. With the advent of modern technology to track player movements, the development of advanced analytics, and the focus on intricate skill development models, it’s nice to know there are coaches out there who still prioritize the health and wellness of the human being first, the hockey player second. […]