Pre Puberty Hockey Development – The Case for Multi-Sport Exposure

Pre Puberty Hockey Development – The Case for Multi-Sport Exposure

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Pre Puberty Hockey Development - The Case for Multi-Sport Exposure Hockey is a unique blend of speed and power endurance, strength, timing, decision-making, creativity, stamina, anticipation, concentration, coordination and hockey specific skill. It is a beautiful game that essentially comes down to the following variables - as players, we are either tracking the puck, the opponent, or we are escaping the opponent, with the goal of putting the puck in the net. The players who excel at this game are those that can efficiently control their centre of gravity, while processing the above attributes and their orientation in space, faster…
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The 200 Foot Player

The 200 Foot Player

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The 200 Foot Player Many young players dream of playing at that “next” level, and will do whatever necessary to get there. While your passion and determination are certainly there, are you sure you are focusing on improving the things that not only get you there, but keep you there? When evaluating players whether it be during camp, games, or practices we seldom talk about a player’s goals and assists. Now, don't take this as me saying goals and assists don't matter. They undoubtedly do. But the reality is that for many players, the overwhelming majority of the conversation has…
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High Performance Living Symposium Review

High Performance Living Symposium Review

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High-Performance Living Symposium Review One of the things I enjoy doing most is learning from intelligent individuals, who would care less about the sport of hockey. Taking in information and learning outside the constructs of the hockey world allow me to challenge my own assumptions and beliefs, and let me see things from a different perspective. This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit New York City and attend the High-Performance Living Symposium, hosted by Equinox. The day was full of events where we got to engage industry leaders in movement, nutrition, and regeneration. Topics of discussion included: the…
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Coaching Clinics and Developing Well-Rounded Athletes 

Coaching Clinics and Developing Well-Rounded Athletes 

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Coaching Clinics | Developing Well-Rounded Athletes It has been a busy month for Evolution Hockey working with Minor Hockey Associations, having the UofM Bison Men’s hockey season in full swing, and running skating and skill development clinics for Hockey Manitoba. In reference to my previous post on Hockey Canada, it is so exciting to see coaches at the grassroots levels show more and more willingness to learn and get better. Our time attending Hockey MB Clinics and  Evolution hosted clinics have taught us many great things. It lets us have great discussions on ways to teach and improve skating. Moreover,…
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Hockey Skills Canada Experience

Hockey Skills Canada Experience

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Hockey Skills Canada Experience A few weeks ago, I was selected along with 15 other coaches to attend the inaugural Hockey Skills Canada Coach Program in Calgary. Interestingly, what was clear from day 1 is that the practices of Hockey Canada are changing and we were going to be challenged. Our task was to share our perspective, ideas, and vision to help influence and drive this shift. Openness and willingness to grow In short, I can say that this collaborative opportunity was awesome. This was a  great experience. We all checked our Egos at the door and had many positive discussions.…
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Stan Van Gundy on The Problem with Youth Basketball in the USA

Stan Van Gundy on The Problem with Youth Basketball in the USA

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Stan Van Gundy on The Problem with Youth Basketball in the USA [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_youtube id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G4ezlS8Z_cY" width="800" height="450" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""/]   NBA Coach Stan Van Gundy addresses the problem with youth basketball in the United States at a coaching clinic. Stan spits truth. Video by Marquetta Sports Group. Stanley Alan "Stan" Van Gundy (born August 26, 1959)[/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][1]…
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NHL Analytics Tracking of 8U Hockey Players

NHL Analytics Tracking of 8U Hockey Players

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NHL Analytics Tracking of 8U Hockey Players [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_youtube id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CB_Ygapyl7c" width="800" height="450" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""/]   A cutting-edge NHL analytics team puts the test to youth hockey for the first time ever. Watch this video and see what you think. Founded in 1936, USA Hockey is the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Its mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best possible experience for…
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Roger Grillo Presentation – USA Hockey ADM – American Development Model – Yale Youth Hockey

Roger Grillo Presentation – USA Hockey ADM – American Development Model – Yale Youth Hockey

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Roger Grillo Presentation - USA Hockey ADM – American Development Model - Yale Youth Hockey [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_youtube id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JBG575ip344" width="800" height="450" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""/]   Roger Grillo, USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager comes to New Haven to speak to Yale Youth Hockey about the USA Hockey ADM – American Development Model A veteran hockey coach with over 20 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels, Roger Grillo joined USA Hockey as a regional manager of…
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Player Development & How They Learn with Mike Sullivan — Development Coach, Chicago Blackhawks

Player Development & How They Learn with Mike Sullivan — Development Coach, Chicago Blackhawks

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Player Development & How They Learn with Mike Sullivan — Development Coach, Chicago Blackhawks [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_youtube id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IzNlsO_L-_0" width="800" height="450" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""/] USA Hockey High Performance Symposium presentation on player development through practice structures tailored to fit how players learn. Mike Sullivan joined the Chicago Blackhawks organization as a player development coach in 2014. He began coaching professional hockey during the 2002-03 season, when he was named head coach of the AHL’s Providence Bruins. In his only season…
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Testimonial | Kevin Clark – Team Canada Spengler Cup champion

Testimonial | Kevin Clark – Team Canada Spengler Cup champion

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The blend of physical and mental training has been extremely resourceful in helping me reach my goals every year. All of his on ice skill sessions are aimed to prepare the highest degree of dynamic skating and skill specific training for hockey. Riley continues to introduce new techniques and details to my game, and has the ability to demonstrate every drill which is extremely helpful when your trying to master it yourself. Over my six years of professional hockey, I have never received the attention and detailed training he brings during the season in an everyday practice. He is innovative…
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