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Summer Reading for Coaches

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 07/16/20, 6:30PM EDT


Catch up on valuable resources

Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa Photography

The summer gives players, coaches and parents a chance to decompress and take hockey off of their minds for a bit before getting ready to do it all over again.

It also serves as a great stage to spend on reflection of all the positives from the past season. Celebrate what your team did and work on coming up with a plan to motivate and continue the improvement that the players have made. Nobody knows the roster better than the coach. Bringing in new teaching methods will add to the leadership lessons you already provide.

Take some time to relax in the summer and take advantage of resources created by some of the best in the business. Get into the mindset of some of the greatest minds in sports and see what techniques they used to get their teams to perform as a cohesive unit at the highest levels.

The Coaches Site: The number one online resource for hockey coaches. The Coaches Site connects you with professional coaches and performance experts from minor hockey, to junior hockey, international competition and all the way to the NHL. The know that coaches make a difference.

Hockey Canada Network App: The Hockey Canada Network offers coaches, players and parents in every community across Canada access to the best information for developing hockey players. It provides on-demand access to thousands of articles and videos.

OMHA YouTube Page: Our channel has plenty of video resources for those who prefer to learn with visual tools. There are ideas for practices, drills and other player development tools.

Breakaway Podcast: The minor hockey podcast connects you with some of the best and brightest minds in the game today. Host Dan Pollard sits down with the leaders of hockey to discuss everything from scoring more goals to how to grow the game.

Coach Resource Page: This page features plenty of practice, evaluation, checklist, skill development and information resources for coaches to use during their time behind the bench. Keep checking back here for new articles and ideas to apply to your coaching repertoire.

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