5 Warning Signs to Be Mindful of When Choosing a Junior A Program


I thought this article would be appropriate with all the JR A spring camps happening. I dont completely agree with #5 but its what the writer believes. Enjoy!   Posted by jamer4472 ⋅ April 8, 2014, When in Doubt, Glass and Out With heightened competition for talent between leagues such as the BCHL, OJHL, AJHL […]

Single-sport youth athletes sell themselves short

There are approximately 45 million children between the ages of 5 and 18 playing youth sports in America. Around 3 percent of them will play in college. A smaller percentage will make it to the professional ranks. To all of them, we should say: Expand your horizons. Focusing on just one sport is about the […]

A story you HAVE to Read: Sportsmanship!


Matthew Marotta is being lauded as a hero and a shining example of courage and sportsmanship. You have probably never heard of him but his story should be inspiring for every parent, every coach and every player whatever sport they happen to play. Matthew just happens to play hockey – pee wee hockey in Prince […]

What Really Happened With Hockey..


Almost everyday I am asked the same few questions from people I interact with, “Are you going to play hockey again?” “Why did you stop?” and, “Did something happen?” I have never really spoke about it after my sudden decision back in October to walk away from the game that I grew up to love, […]

For The Love of the Game!


Youth sports aren’t played for adults By Kelly Gump Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 17:19 PM. To the editor: I am the mother of two wonderful boys who are 9 and 11. They have both played sports since they were old enough to try. They both work hard, listen to their coaches and love […]

So Your Going To Coach My Grandchild?


A message to Coaches from Jay M. Bylsma (father of Penguins head coach Dany Bylsma) I’m so grateful that you’ve volunteered to be the coach of my grandchild’s ice hockey team.  I’m getting a bit too old to be out on the ice with these young kids and without you volunteering, it’s possible my Bryan […]

Are You Prepared for the Playoffs?


It’s playoff time. How do you prepare to have a successful playoff run? How can you maximize energy without sacrifice? How long should you rest? For many hockey players, the long road to the “real” season is just beginning. In short, all the tension the playoffs can build is here, as teams prepare at all […]

Olympic Video – Team Canada

If you not excited about the Olympics this will help you jump start your heart! It time to dust of your Canadian Jersey, phone in sick to work, kids missing school and watching a game we love! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JJ9d97sd64&feature=youtu.be

Must Read – Story about Sportsmanship & Team Dedication


  The competitive environment of youth sports too often has a way of bringing out the worst in its coaches, participants and spectators. Far too many are willing to go to great lengths to gain an edge in the name of winning. From coaches (and spectators) berating—or what they like to call “working”—the officials, to […]

Mental Toughness and Clutch Performance


One of the best articles I have read! Awesome information! The article is based on basketball, but the information can be related to any sport! Enjoy! These thoughts on clutch performance are from Spencer Wood Icebox Sports Performance Resources. From website, http://www.coachingtoolbox.net           Mental Toughness Edge According to a study based […]

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