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Give it 100: adult women’s hockey players skillbuilding


I have a project and challenge that I need some help with. Are you familiar with “Give it 100?”
Check out how participants video their progress in learning a skill for 100 days. Just another great tip from Dan Coyle’s blog.

The way it works is someone learns a dance, plays the violin, etc. and records her progress with short video clips (10 seconds). I’d like you to shoot 50 pucks a day off-ice or stickhandle a golf ball for 10 minutes a day. You do it for 100 days, and believe it or not I can guarantee you will be very happy with your results.

I ascribe to the grain of rice theory of learning. It doesn’t matter where you are when […]

February 28th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Everybody loves awards

It is always a good idea to create awards with your group.

Four or five years ago we had an adult awards night. It was a blast. We thought up a bunch of great awards, like the Ricky Bobby Award (“I’m on fire! I’m on fire!). I won’t say who got that one…

The ‘second best’ award went to the guy whose wife was better (way) than he was, so obviously it was called the Stineff Award, and Matt Stineff has unofficially received it every year since (even the years when Andrea was pregnant and on reserve status all season.) So Matt is always a good sport and agrees, since it is so obvious — she’s Canadian after all, and he […]

February 14th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Women: avoid that ‘bad hockey feeling’

There is something funny about the game of hockey. Some nights it is a thing of beauty. Some nights it is a gong show. I have found the most important determining factor is good hockey happens when players work hard without the puck to get open, to drive lanes, to anticipate and to support. When players watch the puck holder and spectate it is bad.

I once asked the Divas what they were feeling when they were playing good hockey and what they were feeling when they were playing poor hockey as a team. They said that they were playing good hockey when they drove the net, made give and goes and got to open ice, and got pucks to […]

February 1st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments