2014 was a memorable year for a lot of reasons. Emily and I got engaged, bought a house, I got a new (used) car, and then we expanded our family to include a new dog, Ruxin. In quick succession, we learned that he… despite being from Jacksonville, is an Eagles Fan like me, prefers watching… Read more
Posts in "Hockey Player Development"
Today’s post from Andreas Wochtl touches on an incredibly important topic that I think may be the single biggest problem with youth sports in general, but especially ice hockey. Last week I came across an infographic from USA Hockey (Andreas links to the article below) displaying the number of games in a typical peewee, junior,… Read more
A couple years ago I was invited to go speak at and run the off-ice training for a USA Hockey Regional Festival for 14 year olds. I was really excited about the opportunity for a lot of reasons. First off, I love working with players at that age. They’re sponges for information and are at… Read more
I just came across a great article/video on Hilary Knight (US Olympic Team) skating with the Anaheim Ducks a few weeks ago. Photo from Ducks.NHL.com Things like this are great for the sport. If you’re a player or coach, I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to check this out. One of the things… Read more
One of the great parts of my job is I’ve now had an opportunity to work with the same players during the off-season for years. A few years ago, I started doing more “performance” testing as part of our intake, as well as the end of the Summer. This not only allows me to better… Read more