Bill Belichick: Humble Legends, Modest SuperstarsPermalink to

Bill Belichick: Humble Legends, Modest Superstars

Bill Belichick can make anything sound epic. Even a Barbecue place in Anapolis, Maryland. Some have called him the greatest coach of all time. Some have called him some other colourful phrases, some that can’t be repeated here in this space. For football fans and fans of sports in general, Bill Belichick is the mastermind […]

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Coach Geno Auriemma is Back to Explain the $100 Bill TechniquePermalink to

Coach Geno Auriemma is Back to Explain the $100 Bill Technique

How do we define effort in sports? How do we measure accountability? How do promote and encourage and teach all the key intangibles that make sports so fascinating? We don’t. Just ask my favourite coach. He’s back and this time he’s making things easier than ever for me. For Geno Auriemma, the Head Coach of […]

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Profile: Willie Desjardins & a Life Coaching HockeyPermalink to

Profile: Willie Desjardins & a Life Coaching Hockey

Watching Willie Desjardins’ speak in the excerpt below and the full video on our members’ site was a little conflicting. I’ll be honest – I love hearing what the former head coach of the Vancouver Canucks has to say. He’s laid back, down to earth, relaxed, and quite strong in his philosophies. But it’s difficult […]

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PODCAST | Exploring College Hockey with Mike SneePermalink to

PODCAST | Exploring College Hockey with Mike Snee

Today on the Minor Hockey Talk podcast we’ve got double the fun – first, we’ve got Mike Snee, Executive Director of College Hockey Inc. on to talk about a subject that’s near and dear to our hearts. And, Mike is going to be presenting a talk at this year’s TeamSnap Hockey Coaches’ Conference! We’re thrilled […]

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PODCAST | The True Nature of Hero Behaviour with Norm FlynnPermalink to

PODCAST | The True Nature of Hero Behaviour with Norm Flynn

Aaron and I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the game’s true good guys recently: Norm Flynn, the founder and executive director of Hockey Heroes. Hockey Heroes is an organization that aims to give back to people who might not have the opportunity to play hockey otherwise. From financial difficulties to developmental […]

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Geno Auriemma: How to Teach Your Players to Read the PlayPermalink to

Geno Auriemma: How to Teach Your Players to Read the Play

How do we teach our players to think for themselves? Last summer I was at a coaching conference in Kamloops when I had the opportunity to watch a presentation from Serge Lajoie, the head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears. Serge basically taught every coach in the room what forecheck he was planning […]

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Travis Green: The Education & Evolution of a Hockey CoachPermalink to

Travis Green: The Education & Evolution of a Hockey Coach

  Something funny always happens when there’s big hockey news in a major Canadian market. The opinions start to emerge. “I heard he’s a real hard-ass.” “I heard he’s great with the young guys.” “I heard he takes three creams and six sugars in his coffee.” The truth is that the only people who have […]

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TCS Managing Director Aaron Wilbur on Fan 960 talking Vancouver Canucks Hiring Travis GreenPermalink to

TCS Managing Director Aaron Wilbur on Fan 960 talking Vancouver Canucks Hiring Travis Green

“It’s going to help having someone who’s familiar with the younger players in organization.” For The Coaches’ Site founder Aaron Wilbur, the move by the Vancouver Canucks to hire Travis Green as their new head coach signals that the club has embraced full rebuild mode. It’s difficult to remain competitive while also inserting numerous rookies […]

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FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Finding Identity by Sven ButenschonPermalink to

FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Finding Identity by Sven Butenschon

Sven Butenschon started playing hockey in 1993 with the WHL Brandon Wheat Kings. After 17 years with stints in the AHL, NHL, and DEL, he decided to make a change. Not long after, Butenschon was behind the bench as assistant coach of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Within a year, he was head coach. […]

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FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Old School by Doug CrashleyPermalink to

FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Old School by Doug Crashley

Doug “Crash” Crashley is the president of Crash Conditioning, a hockey performance centre in Calgary, Alberta. He’s seen big changes in the industry in nearly 20 years as a strength conditioning coach. He’s learned what it takes to develop young players into pros. In our newest instalment of FROM BEHIND THE BENCH, Crash gives us […]

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