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Advice for a Struggling Bantam Forward (and His Dad)

September 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

As much as the following might seem like an unusual event, I’m going to ultimately offer that it’s far more prevalent than any of us would like to admit. And, while we might initially be talking about an older kid here, I’m going to suggest that the problem I’ll describe here starts early, and is made worse as years go along.  With that, I think that parents of young players had better pay very close attention to the following. Then, as a preface to this piece, I need to say that I’m not purposely... [Read the full story]

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Coach Chic’s Rules for Winners

September 15, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

The idea for my “Rules for Winners” probably arose some 35 or more years ago.  The way it started was that far back then, I’d started jotting some thoughts on things I believed made a difference in my team’s games.  Anyway, at some point — when I decided to collect all those ideas, print them, and then distribute them to my players, I realized I didn’t have a title for the top of the page.  So, while I’m not sure that my “Rules for Winners” is the best idea for a... [Read the full story]

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Proper Nutrition for Hockey

September 12, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

This isn’t so much about WHAT a hockey player should eat, but more about the importance of nutrition, in general.  Oh, there are some nutritional tips including here, but I want to especially get into three things that are known to cause growth in an athlete, with two of those often being totally dismissed by the average young hockey player (and his or her parents). – Dennis Chighisola Proper Nutrition for Hockey I can’t think of a better way to start this piece than to describe one of my favorite players... [Read the full story]

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Advice for a Struggling Bantam Forward (and His Dad)

As much as the following might seem like an unusual event, I’m going to ultimately offer that it’s far more prevalent than... 

It’s In There (the Hockey Stuff, I Mean)!

LOL…  Okay, you have to pardon me for borrowing my title from the long standing Prego Italian sauce commercial.  As you’ll... 

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

Proper Nutrition for Hockey

This isn’t so much about WHAT a hockey player should eat, but more about the importance of nutrition, in general.  Oh, there are... 

An End of Workout “Finisher”!

I’ve mentioned the concept of “finishers” here at least once before.  But, to remind members, the finisher is an exercise... 

A Great Defenseman’s Skill Drill

I happened to be readying a post to introduce a new tool for our coaching members, when I ran across the video below.  And, while I might... 


Thinking The Game

Coach Chic’s Rules for Winners

The idea for my “Rules for Winners” probably arose some 35 or more years ago.  The way it started was that far back then, I’d... 

Developing Hockey Instincts

I doubt a better thing can be said about an athlete than that he or she has great instincts.  We hear that all the time from pro scouts... 

Hockey Superstitions

The idea of hockey player superstitions arose a week or so ago, when I was discussing with a LinkedIn group member a new product aimed at... 


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Advice for a Struggling Bantam Forward (and His Dad)

As much as the following might seem like an unusual event, I’m going to ultimately offer that it’s far more prevalent than... 

Coach Chic’s Rules for Winners

The idea for my “Rules for Winners” probably arose some 35 or more years ago.  The way it started was that far back then, I’d... 

It’s In There (the Hockey Stuff, I Mean)!

LOL…  Okay, you have to pardon me for borrowing my title from the long standing Prego Italian sauce commercial.  As you’ll...