Why Is Cross Ice Training Best?

Why Is Cross Ice Training Best?

As a Program Director of a small rink in North Andover, MA, I get told all the time that “Cross ice is good for younger players… but not for my kid. He/She is ready for full ice.” And, while I know that it’s my job to sell the idea of …

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Private Hockey Lessons In North Andover, MA

Private Hockey Lessons In North Andover, MA

Private lessons are a great way for players to improve their game. As a coach, I get to talk with parents and players about what they want to work on and then develop an individualized plan for the player. In my 16+ years of teaching skills I have learned that …

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3v3 Hockey

3v3 Hockey

The original idea behind the creation of Micro Ice was meant for 3v3 unstructured hockey. There are tons of benefits to just playing the game and learning on your own. On the mini sheet at Micro Ice, players are forced to engage in the play, make quicker decisions, read and …

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More Than Just Hockey

Recently Bryan Pandolfo, grandson of one of Micro Ice’s original founders had the opportunity to be the honory bat boy for the Red Sox because of his work with Autism Awareness. Below is the message written by Dick about his grandson’s experience: AUTISM AWARENESS DAY WITH THE RED SOX. “In …

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The Importance Of Fun In Hockey By Kim Brandvold

APRIL 29TH, 2008 Fun is something that coaches and parents forget about when their young athletes start becoming good players and play at higher levels. Whatever happened to fun first then winning second? Fun creates excitement, which creates a good learning environment. A lot of times kids will not even …

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The Road To College By Michael Boyle

JUNE 9TH, 2008 Parents are being misled. Yes, all the tournament and camp organizers are deliberately misleading you. Parents shell out thousands of dollars for exposure camps and exposure tournaments for their son’s or daughter’s. The organizers tell you that attending a certain camp or playing in a certain tournament …

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Understanding The Game Of Hockey By Kim Brandvold

JUNE 10TH, 2008 Skill in hockey is a very complex thing and there are so many aspects of hockey skills that people usually get confused with what really matters. Skating is one skill, which we can all agree on is a very important part. Then there is stickhandling, meaning quick …

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