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Articles for coaches and about them, including tips & drills for all hockey players

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Inside the Mind of the Young Hockey Player

Coaches must remember that with the young hockey player, they should not be so upset when high expectations are not always met   By Rick Traugott   If you read...
coach versus parents problem

Decoding the Coach versus Parents Problem

The coach versus parents problem has almost always plagued youth sports. Here's how to solve it.   By Rick Traugott   Finally, one successful high school coach had...
pull the goalie

Empty Net: When to Pull the Goalie

There may be no bigger decision to make than when to pull the goalie   By Rick Traugott   It goes without saying that deciding when to pull...
Ready for the playoffs

Get Ready for the Playoffs: 4 Tips for A Deep Run

Is your team ready for the playoffs? Here are 4 tips to help ensure success.   By Travis Armideo   Now that spring is here, it’s likely your...
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The Successful Hockey Parent-Coach Talk

Coaches often dread that hockey parent-coach talk. But it’s a really important one to have.   By Rick Traugott   I certainly have an open-door policy when it...
female hockey players

Stickhandling Secrets for Female Hockey Players

Three ways to take your stickhandling to the next level   By Kim McCullough   In some of my recent newsletters, I’ve talked about how female hockey players...

7 Keys to Coaching the Female Hockey Player

Is coaching women that much different than coaching men? 7 ways to get the most from your female hockey player.   By Rick Traugott   Not long ago,...
Two-Shot Hockey Drill

Two-Shot Hockey Drill: Improve Your Timing & Positioning

CrossIceHockey.com regularly features hockey drills from leading authorities in the game. The Two-Shot Hockey Drill is helpful to rec hockey players of all ages and...
goalie glove position

Goalie Glove Position: Up High or Down Low?

So many goalies hold their catching glove up high. Here's why and what to do about it.   By Rick Parisi   For many goaltenders, their goalie glove...
Play your position

Play Your Position & Improve Your Scoring Chances

Being where you should be can make all the difference in playing your best hockey

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cost of youth hockey

The Cost of Youth Hockey: Is It Worth It?

A hockey dad tells why the cost of youth hockey means nothing to him   By Brett Johnson   One of my friends recently asked me about the...
Play Off Wing

Left or Right: Should You Play the Off Wing?

Play the off wing for a change of pace
overestimating your child’s abilities

Are You Overestimating Your Child’s Abilities?

Avoid the trap of overestimating your child’s abilities     By Warren Tabachnick   Like most parents (especially of the hockey variety), you probably think your child is the...
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Umbrella Power Play System

This power-play drill is a slightly more advanced power-play system that is commonly used in higher levels of hockey.
Skating Flaws

5 Hockey Skating Flaws & How to Correct Them

If you are a poor skater, you're limited in how you play
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