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by posted 09/28/2016
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Coaching Philosophy with Penn State's Guy Gadowsky 

(by Jamie MacDonald)

So, the puck has dropped. Now what?...

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Did you ever stop and think about the qualities of a good coach or an exceptional coach? As we start another hockey season, stop and think about the qualities of those good or great coaches that you had or know. Here are three links to articles about "What makes a good coach?"

Helping kids through tryouts - For Parents and Coaches
by Hal Tearse, Coach in Chief, Minnesota Hockey

- Cold Dry Hands; How Short is your Bench?
by Hal Tearse, Coach in Chief, Minnesota Hockey


by posted 10/24/2010
USA Hockey ADM

The American Development Model (ADM) provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey. Brought to you by USA Hockey, in partnership with the NHL.

ADM Overview
What’s wrong with where we’re going?

For starters, many athletes spend too much time traveling, competing and recovering from competition and not enough time preparing for it. Second, there is too heavy a focus on the result rather than the performance. This attitude leads to long-term failure, as coaches forgo the development of skills to focus on specific game tactics. And third, too many athletes are specializing too early on. An early focus on just one or two sports often leads to injuries, burnout and capping athletic potential.

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posted 10/23/2010
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