The Regroup | Playing Defense in the Offensive Zone

Play fast! Tell your D to join the rush! Stick on puck! We all know how crucial defensemen are not only to our teams’ defensive zone, but to the offensive action at the other end of the rink as well. It’s no secret that hockey players like Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns are getting paid […]

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The Regroup | Coaching the Modern Defenseman

Predictions for Stanley Cup champions are starting to roll in all over the hockey landscape and if you pay attention (or you were anything other than a goal scoring forward during your playing days), you’ll notice a common theme amongst all the picks. Defensemen. What do the Nashville Predators have in common with the Winnipeg […]

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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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The Regroup | What’s the Best Way to Build Your Hockey Team?

That’s what you call a good start. From analytics to university training camps to the importance of mental health, week one here at TCS was full of helpful knowledge. As the season rolls along, the weekly Regroups will start to include videos from NHL action, usually following a specific theme such as offense from the […]

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The Regroup | How to Build a Real Hockey Team This Season

Let’s drop the puck already! The Coaches’ Site is back behind the bench ready and rarin’ to get started on the 2018/19 season. To hockey coaches from this coast to the next, across the ocean and all over the world, welcome back. This is what’s going to happen. We’re going to start delivering videos from […]

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The Regroup | What If You Don’t Get Drafted?

Watching former players walk the stage at the NHL Draft, pull on the jersey of their adoptive team, and smile for photo opportunities is a special moment. Being drafted is the culmination of years spent working hard, sacrificing time and energy off the ice, and usually a supportive parent or two. But that also applies […]

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