Mike Johnston’s 5 Training Camp Pillars

Kelvin Cech

Steady contributor in multiple roles over the years at The Coaches Site, current General Manager and Head Coach of the MJHL Niverville Nighthawks, former Assistant Coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Men's Hockey team.

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“Early in my career I had too many rules. I believed I needed to control everything, but all it led to was players catching me in loopholes.”
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Is your team ready for the season?

Like, truly ready? Showing video and powerpoint presentations until your players fall asleep is easy. But according to long-time Portland Winterhawks coach Mike Johnston, more is not always better.

In his presentation at a past Hockey Coaches Conference in Toronto, Johnston shared his typical plan for training camp. It included the systems he teaches each year, as well as the rules he sets out for his team.

“Early in my career I had too many rules. I believed I needed to control everything, but all it led to was players catching me in loopholes.”

The Winterhawks have five pillars, Johnston says:

“Early in my career I had too many rules. I believed I needed to control everything, but all it led to was players catching me in loopholes . . .

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