Ray Ferraro is a former NHL player and current NHL and World Juniors analyst. He holds the single season goal scoring record in the WHL and played over two decades in the pros.
He’s also a sports parent, with four kids who played everything from hockey to soccer. Ferraro’s seen first hand how the game and the parent-coach relationship have changed over time and shared his coaching philosophy on Breakaway, the Minor Hockey Podcast.
“My goal is to make your son or daughter be better in April than they are in September. I’m not sure how many games we are going to win but we will be competitive, we will play with the puck as much as possible,” said Ferraro. “I will try to teach as much awareness is possible, so when the puck comes to your kid, they can see what the next play is. We might turn the puck over, because we’re trying to make the next play and it’s not the right play, but that’s just fine.”