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Why Does Sacred Heart Track Scoring Chances?

Joel Beal, Associate Head Coach at Sacred Heart University. The Pioneers have been harnessing the power of analytics for three seasons. “Each year we have been able to tweak our reporting and our data collection to further understand what is occurring during those 60 minutes of a game from a statistical standpoint. The customization ability […]

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3 Things to Help Create a Positive Team Culture

With the arrival of each new season comes new players, tests, challenges, triumph, and defeat. It’s part of what makes our job as coaches so exciting. Each season is a new challenge and opportunity. As coaches, a lot is thrown our way and it can be overwhelming at times. Head coaches have a lot of […]

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How Bench Metrics is Making Analytics Accessible

If hockey is anything, it’s adaptable. Changes have come to equipment, player size and speed, rules, penalties, salaries, even teams come and go. Perhaps the most recent change to alter the direction of the game is the increasingly widespread adoption and utilization of analytics. Jay Varady and Michael Zucker, founders of Bench Metrics, were some […]

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Todd Woodcroft: Who’s Ready for Faceoffs?

How do you start the game? How do you start the shift? How do you start a powerplay or a penalty kill? Faceoffs. It takes a lot of practice time to perfect faceoff plays, but it’s a crucial aspect of the game, especially if you are coaching at a level where there is parity. What do […]

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CoachThem Ice Hockey Drill of the Week – 3 vs 2 Zone Battle

  Key Points: Must make direct passes Can’t throw puck to other side Head up Use team Support team For more drills visit ————> CoachThem Access to our entire library of videos from our annual TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference. You can cancel any time, although after joining a community of coaches from all over the world using […]

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Three Disciplines You Can Practice to Keep from Being “That” Hockey Dad or Mom!

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day” Jim Rohn In hockey arenas, there seems to always be “that” hockey parent. The one who yells and screams at the referees, coaches and even their own kid. They are often over attached, takes things personal, is very self righteous as their version […]

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Jason Dorland on Motivation: What’s Your Fuel?

“Ran her fastest times in the last two years of her career. Who does that?” That’s Jason Dorland. He’s talking about Robyn Meagher, a Canadian Olympian and a world champion. Jason is talking about experiences in sport, specifically the fuel that motivates us to compete. What motivates you to compete? What motivates your players? For […]

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