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We Are F-A-M-I-L-Y — Values That Build Winning Teams

Watch an interview with any athlete or coach who has just won a major title and you will invariably hear the words “hard work,” “determination” and — nine times out […]

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‘Twas the Morning of Christmas — A One Million Skates Hockey Poem

‘TWAS THE MORNING OF CHRISTMAS A One Million Skates Hockey Poem  By Christie Judson   ‘Twas the morning of Christmas, when all through the house every hockey lover was stirring, even […]

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7 Ways Parents and Players Can Team Up to Create High Performance!

Building a strong team environment is essential for enabling all players to be their best. In this busy month, I encourage all coaches, players and parents to focus on the […]

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Warm Memories of Cold Winter Days in Northwestern Ontario

We are now entering my favourite time of the year. Yes, it’s the Christmas season, which in and of itself is awesome, but the best part of all is the […]

The best part of my “journey” was realizing my dream of playing in the NHL ~ Sean Pronger

The best part of my “journey” was realizing my dream of playing in the NHL ~ Sean Pronger

As a “72” tell us a little about your minor hockey experience. For example, what kind of player were you? Did you always play on the top teams? What stands […]

11 “In-Season” Training Tips from Twist Conditioning

11 “In-Season” Training Tips

All summer long players work on developing their game in order to be the most prepared for tryouts at the end of August. Most elite-level players will spend hours in […]

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Getting Your Athletes To Play Their Best When It Counts — A coach’s guide to effectively managing performance anxiety

In practice he’s fast, aggressive and skilled. His stickhandling is outstanding, and there’s no question that this kid has the talent to play at the next level. So how come, […]

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In Flanders Fields The Poppies Blow

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the […]