Monday, January 21, 2019

Chalk Talk

Articles for coaches and about them, including tips & drills for all hockey players

goalie glove position

Goalie Glove Position: Up High or Down Low?

So many goalies hold their catching glove up high. Here's why and what to do about it.   By Rick Parisi   For many goaltenders, their goalie glove...
Play your position

Play Your Position & Improve Your Scoring Chances

Being where you should be can make all the difference in playing your best hockey
Bench management

Bench Management for Youth Hockey Coaches

3 ways to keep your youth hockey team on top of their game     By Coach Nate Leslie     1) Good bench management means teaching the players on...
Face-off circle

Face-Off Circle: What Wingers Should Watch For

The 3 things every winger must know about the face-off circle   Face-offs occur so many times in a game that it’s easy to stop thinking...
Cross Ice Passing Drill

Cross Ice Passing Drill: For All Rec Hockey Players

CrossIceHockey.com features hockey drills from some of the leading authorities on the sport of hockey. These drills, such as the Cross Ice Passing Drill,...
Chemistry and character

Chemistry and Character: Building Blocks of a Hockey Team

How one youth hockey coach learned that chemistry and character are essential to a team    By Ed Palumbo   Chemistry and character. Here's how I came to...
Losing the Hockey Game

Losing the Hockey Game: How to Deal With a Loss

What to say to the team after losing the hockey game     By Warren Nye   Everyone talks about winning. But for every winner there is a loser....
Your Child's Coach

The 5 Questions You Must Ask Your Child’s Coach

Before you commit, ask your child’s coach these 5 questions     By Brian Sieger   So your young athlete wants to play hockey. Good choice! If you’ve done...
Letter Youth Hockey Coach

Letter From a Youth Hockey Coach

A youth hockey coach talks about the 5 things he’d like to see changed in the game     By Topher Scott   Dear Youth Hockey, How is everything going...

Team Rules: Dos and Don’ts for Coaches

Enforcing team rules can be tricky

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letter from a hockey player to his parents

Letter From a Hockey Player to His Parents

This article was written by John O’Sullivan and originally published on his blog at www.ChangingTheGameProject.com   Letter From a Hockey Player to His Parents   Dear Mom &...
cost of youth hockey

The Cost of Youth Hockey: Is It Worth It?

A hockey dad tells why the cost of youth hockey means nothing to him   By Brett Johnson   One of my friends recently asked me about the...
Play Off Wing

Left or Right: Should You Play the Off Wing?

Play the off wing for a change of pace
Umbrella Power Play Drill-Crash

Umbrella Power Play System

This power-play drill is a slightly more advanced power-play system that is commonly used in higher levels of hockey.
overestimating your child’s abilities

Are You Overestimating Your Child’s Abilities?

Avoid the trap of overestimating your child’s abilities     By Warren Tabachnick   Like most parents (especially of the hockey variety), you probably think your child is the...
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