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Inside the Mind of the Youth Hockey Player

Coaches must remember that with the youth 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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Hockey Parent Behavior Rules

Coaching from the glass affects everyone around you—including your child By Tim Turk Hockey is an intense, physical sport that attracts highly competitive players with a strong will...
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Youth Hockey Programs and NHL Success

The benefits of youth hockey programs and how they can lead to a career in the pros If you love hockey as much as we...
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Should Your Child Play Up a Level?

The pros and cons of moving up
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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...

Team Rules: Dos and Don’ts for Coaches

Enforcing team rules can be tricky
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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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Hockey For Girls: Taking the World By Storm

The coolest game on earth is not just for boys anymore! Hockey for girls is spreading like wildfire. To the casual fan, ice hockey...
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The 5 Questions You Must Ask Your Child’s Coach

Before you commit, ask your child’s coach these 5 questions     By Brian Sieger   So your young athlete wants to play hockey. Good choice! If you’ve done...
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Hockey Parents: Controlling Your Emotions

For hockey parents, controlling your emotions is a must—for your child's sake By Tim Turk Controlling your emotions. For most of us, that’s easier said than...