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The Regroup | Mid-Season Measurements & Analytics

In The Regroup by Kelvin Cech

2019 is here and hopefully, so too is the improvement of your hockey team. Bit of a stretch? Alright, perhaps our wit is stuck in 2018.

Anyways, one of the great things we talked about last week here at TCS HQ is the importance of analytics. Now, you might not want to spend the time measuring your peewee team’s fenwick or PDO %, and that’s fine – but it’s still valuable to understand that not every hockey player will affect the game equally.

Last week also brought us a world junior champion in Team Finland. It’s fantastic to see the game is alive and well in a nation of about 5 million people. If that stat doesn’t inspire Canadians and Americans who saw their teams fall short of the gold medal, then nothing will.

From last week, in case you missed it…

 

VIDEO | Mirtle & Bourne: Current Trends & the Future of Analytics

 

 

 

 

 

Katsaros: Is the Powerplay Drop Pass Working? Here’s an Alternative

 

 

 

 

 

CoachThem Drill of the Week: Buffalo 3 vs 3

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast | Ryan Stimson: What Happened at the 2019 World Junior Tournament?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coldham: The Strategic Dump & Recovery Play: A Pressure Offensive Tactic

 

 

 

More to read from around the sports world…

Grassroots to Gold: Consistency, communication key to Finland’s success

How Finland dramatically revamped its program

Insider: Frank Reich’s not changing Colts’ mantra now that playoffs are within reach

Saban and Swinney explain how they keep their players focused and consistent

 


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Kelvin Cech

Kelvin is the Editor in Chief of The Coaches' Site and an assistant coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Men's Varsity hockey team.

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