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The Regroup | Age Appropriate Practices in Minor Hockey, Culture, & Beating Stress

In Culture, Leadership, The Regroup by Kelvin Cech

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 can build an experience around them that maximizes the positive lessons they learn while they’re under our watch. Those lessons come from teaching the right things in practice, fixing mistakes on and off the ice, and designing an environment in which it’s easy and fun to learn all about our great game. But don’t take my word for it. Last week we heard from Dave Starman at the 2018HCC, Gene Reilly from the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL, and long-time contributor Walter Aguilar to chime in about teambuilding and hockey culture.

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From last week, in case you missed it…


WATCH | Dave Starman & Designing Age Appropriate Practices






Moms & Dads Coaching Minor Hockey: 3 Tips to Build Your New Team






Drill of the Week: Track & Support






Listen: USHL Des Moines HC Gene Reilly on Building Culture with a New Staff






Aguilar: 6 Self Assessment Questions to Help Hockey Players Beat Sress





About the Author
Kelvin Cech

Kelvin Cech

Former editor in chief of The Coaches Site, current head coach of the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.


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