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How to Co-Exist with Hockey Referees

Why do we dislike referees so much in the hockey world? There seems to be this unwritten code among coaches, players, parents and fans...

My 12 Team Guidelines for Athletes

In an autobiography I read recently about Bobby Knight, former basketball coach at the University of Indiana, he said that he "doesn't...

Creativity and the "Miracle on Ice"

It has been an interesting week with the 35th anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice" when the USA beat the Soviet Union in hockey at the...

9 Keys to Playing with Speed

I am going to start by telling you about an epiphany that I had about three years ago. I have been coaching since 1988 and I am...

9 Little Things that Win Hockey Games

I read a terrific quote on Twitter yesterday and it has stuck with me. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said "Pay attention to the...

3 Keys to Beating "Bus Legs"

As a coach, my teams are veterans of road trips. It seems like each year there are a number of three to five hour bus trips - and even...

5 Ways to Boost Offensive Output

I have been working hard with not only my team but a number of local teams in creating more scoring as we enter playoff season. Players...

7 Steps to Great Season Planning

I wasn't a big season planner until about eight seasons ago when I got to the middle of December in that season and realized I hadn't...

A Different Voice

I couldn't make it to practice last week and for a variety of reasons, I don't have an assistant coach this season (long story and not...

The Mind of a 14 Year Old Athlete

If you follow my blog, Twitter feed or Facebook page, you probably know that I coach a Bantam BB boy's team in the OMHA. It has been a...