Archive for the Hockey Category

Become a Better Player by Not Playing!

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on February 25, 2015 by mboyle1959

Confusing headline? I hope it makes you read this.

Athletes Are Made In the Off-Season

If your child is a hockey player from 6-15 PLEASE don’t sign them up for spring and summer leagues! The only people who need spring and summer leagues are rink operators and league operators. ALL THE EVIDENCE SAYS NO.

Athletes Are Made In the Off_Season

The Disease of Me

Posted in Hockey, MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , , on February 17, 2015 by mboyle1959

I love coaching books. Pat Riley’s The Winner Within was a great read. Riley obviously knows a lot about winning. I think the Disease of Me concept from his book actually applies more to hockey, than to basketball as goal scorers are coveted early and spoiled early. They get constant praise and very little coaching as coaches fear the defection of their precious scorer.

Are you coaching a kid that has The Disease of Me? The only cure is honesty.

 

 

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Should a Ten Year Old Change Teams?

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Training, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on January 15, 2015 by mboyle1959

Here’s a great answer on whether your ten year old needs to move to a “high level” from USA Hockey’s ADM courtesy of Ken Martel. Before you read it, here’s my two cents. If your child is happy and improving, don’t do anything.

Should My Ten Year Old Switch Teams?

 

 

Great Follow up Video on Full Ice Hockey

Posted in Hockey, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on December 31, 2014 by mboyle1959

Take a few minutes and watch this “full ice” video from USA Hockey before you demand that your kid play in a “real game”.

Full Ice?

More Support for Building Athletes

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on December 6, 2014 by mboyle1959

I continue to write and post articles that support the idea that the best players are the best athletes. We are specializing far too early in every sport. Kids and parents are getting bad advice from under qualified coaches and as a result make poor decisions. Make your child an athlete first. The lowest return on time invested in any sport is the actual game. Play games for fun. Practice to get better. Train to be a better athlete.

The Quebec “Building the Athlete” Program. 

Your Kid and Mine are Not Playing in the Pros

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on November 25, 2014 by mboyle1959

This is a great one.

Your Kid and Mine are Not Playing in the Pros

18 People to Follow in the Hockey World.

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Media, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags , , , on November 14, 2014 by mboyle1959

Nice post for those looking for training information. And yes, it doesn’t hurt that I’m first on the list or that my friends Kevin Neeld, Anthony Donskov, Sean Skahan, and Maria Mountain are on the list.

18 People to Follow in the Hockey World

 

 

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