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

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The Hot Dog Hockey Drill

New to CrossIceHockey.com is a series of informative drills from Hockey Coach Vision. This week we focus on the Hot Dog drill.     Overview This drill works on...
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U8 Tactic 3 on 3 Offside Hockey Drill

New to CrossIceHockey.com is a series of informative drills from Hockey Coach Vision. This week we focus on the U8 Tactic 3 on 3...
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Three Bob Cats Shooting Drill

New to CrossIceHockey.com is a series of informative drills from Hockey Coach Vision. This week we focus on the Three Bob Cats shooting drill.   Overview This...
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Work Ethic and the Hockey Player

Work ethic is the one quality hockey players appreciate most in a teammate     By Matt Schoepflin   Work ethic is one of those buzzwords we hear about...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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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
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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.
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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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