Coach Mac's Thoughts

Through many trips to the Ice Rink, I've had some thoughts.... You're welcome

Your Progress Bar

Good morning! Today I've had some questions on progress bars in the courses. Here is some help. When you are in a course and working through the lessons, you want your progress bar to update as you go. You can see here below the progress bar is at 0%. When I'm finished the lesson, I click...

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Off Season Training - Late Preseason/Early Season

OK, you are almost in season - maybe even have had tryouts. First step is to take one week off. You’ve gone 10 weeks of working to build your body for a season, take one week to let it recuperate. Now it's Phase 3 In this phase, you build on the strength developed in phase 1, and the power in...

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Off Season Training - Mid Preseason

You are now in the swing of your preseason training! It's time to move on to Phase 2! In this phase, you will build strength and muscle. The fast and agile players should be careful not to bulk up too much. You have a good foundation from early pre-season workouts and now the emphasis is on...

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Goalie Dryland Training

Hello Hockey Players! Hopefully you all are working hard in the summer to improve your game. Remember you are not a victim! Are you putting in the work now to be on the team you want this season? Tryouts are already starting! What line do you want to be on? If you haven't started thinking...

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Off Season Training - Early Preseason

Season is long over now, and you leaving off season. You've taken a break, and now it's time to start training for next season. This is Phase 1 How this phase is approached will depend on whether a player is new to weight training or is coming off a season of weights. Building foundation...

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Winning is fun...

Winning is fun, but hard. As I'm coaching another season here, I have a team learning to win. Usually teams that struggle are behind in the skills or knowledge. That is not the case with this team, this team it's something else. Smaller... I keep coming back to one phrase. Winning is in the...

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Gotta Love Hockey

Loving Hockey is the start to Complete Hockey! Complete Hockey has always been a sport of speed and grace mixed with grit and a certain amount of violence. From the frozen lakes and rivers of Canadian winters to nationally televised games played at high-tech arenas before 20,000 fans, ice...

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Are you a Poser or Old School Hockey?

Are you a old school classic hockey player? Or.... Are you a poser? You know the guy I'm talking about. The one who wears a shoulder pads and checks in pick up hockey. The adult man who wheels his bag in. Who wears an NHL jersey to sticks and pucks. This is just for fun! In the spirit of...

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How to Evaluate A Hockey Player

People have a hard time judging themselves; some are way too hard on them while other have excuses and let themselves off easy. This form we have created is a way for you to look closely at your game and see what type of player you are, and where you need to improve. Being a complete player and...

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Hockey Penalties

Hopefully you all are working hard in the summer to improve your game. Remember you are not a victim! Today, I figure we talk about Hockey Penalties! “Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.” ~ Bobby Hull Hockey has a variety of...

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