Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

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Three Bob Cats Shooting Drill

New to CrossIceHockey.com is a series of informative drills from Hockey Coach Vision. This week we focus on the Three Bob Cats shooting drill.   Overview This...
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Work Ethic and the Hockey Player

Work ethic is the one quality hockey players appreciate most in a teammate     By Matt Schoepflin   Work ethic is one of those buzzwords we hear about...
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Inside the Mind of the Young Hockey Player

Coaches must remember that with the young hockey player, they should not be so upset when high expectations are not always met   By Rick Traugott   If you read...
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Decoding the Coach versus Parents Problem

The coach versus parents problem has almost always plagued youth sports. Here's how to solve it.   By Rick Traugott   Finally, one successful high school coach had...
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Empty Net: When to Pull the Goalie

There may be no bigger decision to make than when to pull the goalie   By Rick Traugott   It goes without saying that deciding when to pull...
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The Successful Hockey Parent-Coach Talk

Coaches often dread that hockey parent-coach talk. But it’s a really important one to have.   By Rick Traugott   I certainly have an open-door policy when it...
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Stickhandling Secrets for Female Hockey Players

Three ways to take your stickhandling to the next level   By Kim McCullough   In some of my recent newsletters, I’ve talked about how female hockey players...

7 Keys to Coaching the Female Hockey Player

Is coaching women that much different than coaching men? 7 ways to get the most from your female hockey player.   By Rick Traugott   Not long ago,...
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Two-Shot Hockey Drill: Improve Your Timing & Positioning

CrossIceHockey.com regularly features hockey drills from leading authorities in the game. The Two-Shot Hockey Drill is helpful to rec hockey players of all ages and...
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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...
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The Box-and-One Power Play System

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