5 Myths Standing in the Way of Youth Hockey

Brad Hamacher is a former Minnesota High School and NCAA Division I College hockey player who has coached in California for 15 years. These days, in addition to on and off-ice training, Brad operates a wholistic one-on-one player/family mentoring program. Brad’s working on a series of posts analyzing hockey’s current youth model, what we can […]

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The Demystification of Momentum in Hockey

Featured Image credit: Chris Mast “As any athlete knows, momentum is the most unstoppable force in sports. The only way to stop it is if you get in your own way, start making stupid mistakes or stop believing in yourself.” – Rocco Mediate When a team has momentum, it means a team has things going […]

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Coach Enio: How Comparisons in Hockey & Life Turn Friends into Rivals

In a perfect world we would celebrate and genuinely enjoy the joys and accomplishments of others. Yet if we use others as a benchmark to evaluate ourselves, that creeping twinge of jealousy may undermine our ability to truly cherish the good things that come to others. Just remember: over time, things may even out, and a friend’s […]

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The Power of Now in Hockey

Photo courtesy of Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life” Eckart Tolle – Author: Power of Now Hockey is played in the now. Once the game is over, it becomes part of the past. If it was filmed, it […]

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5 Steps To Overcoming a Scoring Slump in Hockey!

When you are in a creative state, you forget the habit of being yourself”- Joe Dispenza It happens to all goal scorers at some point during the season or their career; the prolonged scoring slump. The goals that came so effortlessly at one point now feel like a lifetime away. Five games turn to ten, […]

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