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Hockey’s High Expectations

All the news in sports lately is from a “few” of the Women’s National Soccer team behaving badly and parents committing fraud trying to get their undeserving child into an Ivy or
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Defending Puck Hogs (at a young age)

Success in hockey requires a heavy emphasis on team. At the younger age groups, at least two lines and sometimes three are required depending on the pace and length of the game. 
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The GAME is the best TEACHER

Every year at this time we look around and are literally amazed at how much improvement some players have made since the beginning of last season.  And I am not talking about
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PLAYING UP A LEVEL – RIGHT OR WRONG?

PLAYING UP A LEVEL – RIGHT OR WRONG? By 200×85/Kevin Mann and Mike McPartlin (Head Master Bridgedale Academy) We have all heard the reasons – good and bad… My child is not
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WHAT MAKES CAPTAIN MATERIAL?

There are leaders… …and then there are those who lead. Ask any player/coach and they’ll tell you being named captain of their team isn’t something to be taken lightly.  Where in the
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Coaching Staffs – Assistant Roles

Surrounding yourself with the best possible Assistants/Teachers for the players on your team is imperative to all youth coaching staffs. In order to ensure proper communication, – each coach understands that it
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Recruiting Realities Part 2 – COACHES

Over the years we have seen our share of interesting recruiting tactics from AAA coaches. Most will say they coach to help impact the lives of these young athletes but their recruiting
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