Virtual Hockey Summit: Day 4 recap

Derek Jory

Derek Jory is the Editor-In-Chief of The Coaches Site. He previously spent 13 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks as their head writer and social media expert.

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A recap of Thursday, including St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube explaining why communication is the most valuable coaching tool.
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Sadly, we’re almost at the finish line of the Virtual Hockey Summit.

Day 4 featured another five presenters and once again the talks were on a variety of important topics. A run down of all the action is below for anyone who missed it; for full replays, sign up for The Coaches Site (for only $99 CDN) and get access to past and upcoming presentations.

WHY COMMUNICATION IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE COACHING TOOL

It is said that good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity. Few believe that more than St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube, who discussed what communication means to him and why it’s so valuable in his coaching style. This must-see presentation was hosted by Troy Ward, amateur scout with the Vancouver Canucks.

 

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HOW TO INCREASE PRODUCTION IN SCORING AREAS

Brennan Sonne, head coach of the Saskatoon Blades, spoke about how to improve goal creation in the areas where they most often occur. This presentation is for any coach looking for their team to score more goals, aka every coach ever.

 

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DEVELOPING ELITE DEFENCEMEN ON THE OFFENSIVE BLUELINE

Typically there are two types of defensemen: defensive defensemen and offensive defencemen. Daniel Bochner, assistant coach & player development coach with SKA Saint Petersburg, spoke about various ways coaches can help their players develop the skills necessary to succeed on the offensive blueline within the modern game of hockey. O from the D is always a plus.

 

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SURFING AND DEFENDING OFF THE PUCK

Another presentation focused on defencemen was courtesy of Dave Starman, player development director of the Long Beach Lightning, who spoke about how defencemen create early gaps, defend off the puck and create offence all at the same time. The trifecta.

 

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WINNING THE INTERVIEW

If you can be at your best when there’s a lot on the line, you’ll be successful on the ice or in the boardroom. Gil Scott, president & CEO of Gil Scott Sports Management, spoke with host Aaron Wilbur, founder of The Coaches Site, about how to prepare for an interview. Don’t forget: proper presentation prevents poor performance.

 

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Virtual Hockey Summit schedule of events

Here’s what you can look forward to this week.

 

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