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Nine Reasons I Swear

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2014 by mboyle1959


Someone brought up the use of profanity on today and it made me think of this

Originally posted on Michael Boyle's Blog:

This is another Joe Ehrmann classic from Inside Out Coaching. I’ll simply print the list from page 204.

Nine Reasons I Swear

It pleases my mom so much

It is a display of my manliness

It proves I have great self control

It indicates how clearly my mind functions

It makes conversation so pleasant

It leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind as to my upbringing

It impresses people

It makes me a very desirable personality to women and children

It is an unmistakable sign of my culture and refinement

Next time I am at a loss for words, I’m going to try to choose better ones.

Read Inside Out Coaching.

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When Does Development Become the Athletes Responsibility?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2014 by mboyle1959

Another great piece from USA Hockey looking at the athletes role in development. If you are nagging your kid at 14 to work out, shoot pucks, stickhandle etc. you are probably wasting your time. If they don’t want it at 14, they probably won’t ever.

When Development Becomes the Players Responsibility

Should My Child Be Playing Up

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2014 by mboyle1959

This is a good piece from USA Hockey on playing up. I must confess my daughter had always played up. One piece of advice from my friend Kevin Kneeld.  ” if your son or daughter is not one of the five best players on their team, they do not need to play up”. This makes a lot of sense to me. If your child plays up and is a very strong offensive player at the higher levels from a hockey standpoint it can be beneficial to play up. If your child plays up and struggles to score move them back down. The key is to be able to be an offensive player at any level you play at. Players who play up and suddenly become grinders, dumping pucks in, are going backward not forward in development. My son is a late December birthday and struggles a bit at his age level in the first year of each level as he plays against kids almost two years older in some cases. He really can’t play up.

The other issue to deal with in playing up is the psycho-social aspect of being around older kids and being in the dressing room and hearing conversations they don’t need to hear. You need to consider that aspect also as you chase “development”.

Should My 10 Year Old Play Up?

Top Five Core Exercises (Video)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2014 by mboyle1959

Check out a recent video we filmed at MBSC

Want To Stink This Winter? I Have the Answer

Posted in Uncategorized on September 4, 2014 by mboyle1959


Read this if you haven’t, reread it if your young athlete is preparing for a winter sport.

Originally posted on Michael Boyle's Blog:

Catchy title? This article is for all you parents who are trying to help your kid get in shape for a winter sport. I spoke with a mom the other day who inspired me to write this. There is a saying I use often in my talks. It is in fact the title of this article.

If you want your child to perform poorly this winter I have the answer. The answer is cross country. I have had countless parents over the years tell me that they can’t figure out why little Janie or Johnny had such a bad winter sports season. They worked so hard in the fall, running all those miles.

Lets get some facts straight. There are no team sports where you run for miles at a time. Even if you actually “run” miles in a game, those miles are actually a series of sprints interspersed with…

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MBSC Internship Part 4

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags , on August 29, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wanted to finish up posting Daniel Breen’s series on the MBSC Internship.

Here’s Part 4

MBSC Internship Part 3

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2014 by mboyle1959

Daniel Breen continues his blog about his experience interning at MBSC

MBSC Internship Experience Part 3


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