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A Free Slow-motion Video Program

August 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

A recent online conversation reminded me that I used to own a beautiful player for studying various Web-based videos in slow-mo.  I mean, I’d see a video somewhere on the Net — maybe showing a top NHL skater or shooter, and I’d be able to immediately study the player, his movements, mechanics, etc. However, talk about a bummer…  My laptop of that time eventually fried, and I never even thought to replace the special slow-motion player program — until just the other day, that is.  Ugh  –... [Read the full story]

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It Only Matters Who Wins In The End

September 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

A fellow coach asked me recently to do a piece for his newsletter, with the theme having to do with “a time when a player had to work hard to achieve something.”  I thought it a worthwhile endeavor — and looked forward to doing it.  Having completed that, I knew it was something my CoachChic.com members should see.  So, with that… – Dennis Chighisola It Only Matters Who Wins In The End If the above title gives readers a sense that this piece is going to be a long story, they’re probably... [Read the full story]

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A Great Defenseman’s Skill Drill

August 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

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 have signaled this drill as being for defensemen, I’m going to suggest that it will help every hockey player. – Dennis Chighisola A Great Defenseman’s Skill Drill I think it’s best to show you that video before I make any further comments.  As you do watch it, though, I’d like you to notice how much the demonstrated drill affects the athlete’s hips… Loading... The... [Read the full story]

Special Subjects

A Free Slow-motion Video Program

A recent online conversation reminded me that I used to own a beautiful player for studying various Web-based videos in slow-mo.  I mean,... 

Where I Find Great Hockey Training Ideas & Aids

Although The MOTION Lab was closed awhile back, when I relocated to Florida, I haven’t stopped looking for new training ideas, or... 

Team Building

Although coaches should love the following ideas, my guess is that a lot of business types already know the definition of that phrase, “team... 


Toward Highlight Reel Skills

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... 

The Best Hockey Stretching & Flexibility Program for Hockey Players

Although one of my long time social media friends would suggest that much of what I do involves straying down lots of “rabbit holes”,... 

(The Right Kind of Hockey) Practice Makes Perfect

As much as I like to occasionally share some of my posts with non-members, there are two reasons I won’t make this one available to... 


Thinking The Game

It Only Matters Who Wins In The End

A fellow coach asked me recently to do a piece for his newsletter, with the theme having to do with “a time when a player had to work... 

How and Why to Develop Your Kids’ Mental Toughness

Author Patrick Allan says, “Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and... 

Are Bad Coaches Good For Players?

Okay, before you think to mail me a fire-bomb for that title, please hear me out… – Dennis Chighisola Are Bad Coaches Good... 


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Are Bad Coaches Good For Players?

Okay, before you think to mail me a fire-bomb for that title, please hear me out… – Dennis Chighisola Are Bad Coaches Good... 

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...