Dan’s Blog

This is a place for my thoughts that are not sold to other sites. You can find my most recent hockey writing at The Coaches Site.

The Myth of the Parent Coach Sat, Sep 4, 2021

Don’t judge parent coaches so quickly

Coaching youth hockey is no easy task, and rightfully so. Both USA Hockey and Hockey Canada require minimal training, nominal fees, and do this…

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Building Relationships Mon, Jun 14, 2021

How to build Relationships between players, parents, and coaches.

We hear a lot about relationships between coaches and players and how they help build winning teams. Carolina Hurricanes’ head coach Rod Brind’Amour was…

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Find Your Teams Identity Sun, Mar 21, 2021

Adapt to who your team is, not who you want them to be.

When our rink was given the go-ahead to open up for training amidst the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to have fully functional…

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Creating a Winning Culture Through Fun Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Develop players who want to play and they will win on their own.

It seems no matter what age group you coach there is an expectation to create a winning culture, and for many that seems to…

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