Training Camp Exceptional Part 3: Pre-game guidance and communication

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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Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.

Each post that’s published here at The Coaches Site falls into a certain category. Culture, video, specific conferences – there are also tags that make the site easier to navigate, and these can get pretty specific. Practice planning, systems, forecheck – there’s a lot of ground to cover, and with the massive library of content we’ve got, it can get really specific. But there’s one tag that applies almost universally to everything here: Communication.

This is the third of a 6 part series called Training Camp Exceptional. Here’s the criteria we used:

Age Groups

As the range of contributing coaches demonstrates, we made a distinction between training camp and tryouts. This series is generally intended for junior hockey and older, though many elements will no doubt apply to U18 and younger.


Each post will cover the bones of training camp, from the planning, implementation, and fall-out. Hopefully you’ll get some inspiration or knowledge to help you run your next camp.

Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity . . .



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