Micro Ice Methodology And Philosophy Of Training By The Micro Ice Partners

JANUARY 6TH, 2009 WHAT SEPARATES MICRO ICE FROM OTHER HOCKEY TRAINING? The factor that explains the most about learning hockey skills is called “Deliberate Practice”. This can only be achieved over a long period of time with professional feedback and coaching with a concentrated effort on a specific hockey skill. …

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After Being A Hockey Mom By Pat Markham

FEBRUARY 10TH, 2009 For 15 years you follow the children around from rink to rink. You purchase the Hockey Mom sweatshirt and personalized fleece with the organization logo. Your fall and winter calendar is filled with dates and times you’ll spend at the local ice arenas. Holidays are measured by …

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A Microcosm Of Life By Lee-J Mirasolo

MARCH 25TH, 2009 “It’s just a game.” How many times have we heard or even used this hackneyed expression? The phrase is meant to settle the intense participants and avid fans whose emotional stability depends so highly on sports, but I have always wondered how much truth lies within its …

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Changing The Hockey Culture One Shift At A Time By Roger Grillo

SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010 The two most important gifts that coaches and parents can give to their players and children are to allow them to develop a true passion for the game and to develop that passion on their terms. This is why I am involved in USA Hockey’s American Development …

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Producing Elite U.S. Players Starts At Bottom By John Buccigross

MARCH 4TH, 2011 The United States has 24 NHL teams and more than 307 million people within its borders. With those numbers, the U.S. should be producing a healthy number of highly skilled, physically tough hockey players… more than it is today. The 2000s have had some positive signs for …

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“Dad, You Love Hockey; I Like Hockey” “Don’t Ruin It For Me” By Hal Tearse

APRIL 14TH, 2012 “Dad, You Love Hockey; I Like Hockey” “Don’t Ruin it for Me” The district playoffs are starting soon and for most teams the final periods are about to be played. The headline comments above were actually said by a son to his father/coach. It is interesting that …

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Why Small Area Skills Matter…In The NHL By David Breen

Why Small Area Skills Matter…In The NHL By David Breen

DECEMBER 30TH, 2016 Why small areas matter…. In the 2015-2016 NHL Season, 76% of the goals were scored within 30 feet of the net. So in that small area, there are usually at least 4 defenders: Two forwards (average H&W, 6’1 202lbs), two defensemen (ave 6’1 7/8 210lbs), plus a …

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