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For CoachChic.com Coaches Only

July 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

The following app is available to the public, and it’s been announced in at least one hockey forum that I know of.  Still, my guess is that very few coaches will ever run across it.  Thus I’m making sure my coaching friends at least know it’s out there. – Dennis Chighisola For CoachChic.com Coaches Only As the webpage explains, “(this app) is a data comparison tool which is designed to make your data comparison easy and effortless.”  (Right now, this app is in the testing phase, so... [Read the full story]

Thinking The Game

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Mental Toughness Wins In The End

July 6, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

We’ve already had the good fortune to see some of Eric Hoffberg’s other videos, but the one I’ve enclosed here is not only timely, but also one of the best yet. – Dennis Chighisola Mental Toughness Wins In The End As I said above, this is a great video.  Once it’s done, I’ll have just a few thoughts of my own to add… It isn’t like I could add much to what Eric offered.  However, I do want to expand on the theme of that video… I’ve had a number of former students... [Read the full story]

Toward Highlight Reel Skills

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More on Genetics — This time In Reference To Practice

July 19, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

I’d like to think that few outside CoachChic.com will ever be privy to the following kind of information.  Of course, I’m hoping that my having an interest in this kind of stuff says a lot about me, along with the fact that I like sharing such info with those close to me. With that, I’m sure members know well now about the “10,000-Hour Rule”.  I’ve covered that plenty within these pages but, like the Ginsu knife commercials, you gotta: “Wait!  Because there’s more!” ... [Read the full story]

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For CoachChic.com Coaches Only

The following app is available to the public, and it’s been announced in at least one hockey forum that I know of.  Still, my guess... 

Can We Begin A Hockey Movement?

I think we could have also named this entry “An Open Letter to USA Hockey”… I have some great guys over in a LinkedIn... 

My Weekend Hockey Reading List

UPDATED EACH WEEKEND… One of my favorite Internet marketing gurus does this for his followers — to frequently publish his recommended... 


Toward Highlight Reel Skills

More on Genetics — This time In Reference To Practice

I’d like to think that few outside CoachChic.com will ever be privy to the following kind of information.  Of course, I’m hoping... 

Moving From A Vacuum To The Hockey Game

While this one originated with a question from a long time high school hockey coach, Karl H, my answer probably isn’t going to exactly... 

Learning From a Russian Boxing Champion

Back during my long ago visit to Moscow, Soviet boxing was one of the many training programs our studygroup was able to observe.  And,... 


Thinking The Game

Mental Toughness Wins In The End

We’ve already had the good fortune to see some of Eric Hoffberg’s other videos, but the one I’ve enclosed here is not... 

Learning by Teaching

Back in the early-1980′s I tried something fairly simple, not knowing I was dabbling with a method of teaching that was already known... 

The Hockey Player’s Mind Really Matters

As I was putting this post together — and watching the enclosed video, I was thinking that I might be one of the few hockey skills... 


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Can We Begin A Hockey Movement?

I think we could have also named this entry “An Open Letter to USA Hockey”… I have some great guys over in a LinkedIn... 

Applying “The 180-Rule” to Hockey – 2

In order for this post to make any sense, please see “Applying “The 180-Rule” to Hockey – 1“.  I think you’ll... 

Moving From A Vacuum To The Hockey Game

While this one originated with a question from a long time high school hockey coach, Karl H, my answer probably isn’t going to exactly...