All posts tagged season

Training Tips for Spring

If minor hockey players aren’t physically and mentally exhausted after a long regular season, now they are driving their bodies further into exhaustion, creating more physical imbalances and in some cases, which I’ve seen, mentally burning out from hockey. Aside from the experience playing in highly competitive tournaments, spring hockey eats up the most valuable time of a young player’s development.

Goals, Resolutions and Ultimate Success!

Setting goals not only helps young hockey players to stay focused, but also can be a strong life skill for achieving success in future endeavors. Coaches set goals for their team and it should be no different for parents and players.

The Holiday Food Fight!

If your household resembles mine during the holiday season, there is an ongoing excess of food during the holiday season. Luckily, among the overabundance of candy canes, shortcake cookies, chocolates […]

Giving the Gift of Hockey

Well, the holiday season is upon us once again. At One Million Skates we are happy to be a part of a hockey family that includes our fantastic contributors, our […]

Ouch, That Hurts! Stop Preventable Injuries

We all know that accidents happen and some players get injured during the season from collisions, but what about when a player pulls or strains a muscle without knowing how it happened. Those kinds of injuries are completely preventable and must be addressed.

Off Ice Team Training

Summer is long over, but hopefully those who are serious about improving their performance for the hockey season have prepared accordingly. In this article I want to share my perspective on in-season training for minor hockey players. Let’s start by going back again and ask ourselves, “are we crazy about putting our kids in strength and conditioning programs at the minor hockey level?” The answer is, absolutely not.

Who Sets the Goals?

Everyone has goals for a team. From the organization down, there are a number of goals that are important, but in terms of setting expectations and the all important parent-coach […]

Meet the Parents

Meeting the parents is sometimes a daunting task, and as the season approaches, I felt would be appropriate to share tips for coaches to run effective parent-coach meetings. A good […]

Meet the Parents

Meeting the parents is sometimes a daunting task, and as the season approaches, I felt would be appropriate to share tips for coaches to run effective parent-coach meetings. A good […]

Who Sets the Goals?

Everyone has goals for a team. From the organization down, there are a number of goals that are important, but in terms of setting expectations and the all important “parent-coach […]