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Initiation Skills Series
“All players should have access to the same volume of hockey that they choose but still be tiered by ability."
Athletes perform best when they feel calm, confident, and prepared.
There is a debate among youth hockey coaches about time spent on individual skill and team skill. How much time should be focused on each?
Stretching it out is a key component of the game, but simply stretching is not enough anymore. Yoga for hockey players is a must.
The overall goal of the program is to provide a coaching staff the tools necessary to effectively train a team over the course of a season.
As coaches, our job is to develop hockey players, and the truth is, you can't develop them while they sit on a bench.
It's easy to get lazy with full-ice practice drills. Challenge yourself to do more with less; work players harder and get them more puck time.