13 Lessons I’ve Learned Coaching Kids


          By Mike Sager on June 15, 2014   Stop yelling. You’re making the kid hate you and the sport. Employ a commanding tone: firmer, stronger, and louder than normal; delivered from the gut in a military manner, but not overly stern—a fair leader who is a little demanding while calmly in […]

McCoaching: break free of the fast food coaching mentality!

Article is from: Sports IQ By Dean Holden Like people eating at fast food restaurants and wondering why they can’t lose weight, I’m constantly amazed by the majority of coaches who spend far too much time on systems and specialty teams only to be frustrated when their teams don’t experience success because they can’t properly […]

From Childhood to a Soccer Career, Much Has Stayed the Same


Interesting article to read as a Coach or Parent!   By YAEL AVERBUCHMAY 1, 2014  The New York Times I often write about change — the constant fluctuations in my thought process and reinvention of myself as a person and a soccer player. My environment and situation are constantly in flux. This year in the […]

The 3 C’s of Captain Toews


Great read for any player at any level!  Enjoy! If there is a hitch in this “Captain Serious” story, besides the fact that Jonathan Toews does not exactly embrace the nickname, it is the message imparted by such an appellation. Being designated as serious, the Blackhawks prodigy might come across to the masses as a […]

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 […]

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