Christmas is only 2 weeks away and with a busy hockey schedule, chances are you haven't had time to finalize (or start) your shopping. To lighten the load, here are a few musts to include in your young hockey player's stocking.
6 Hockey Stocking Stuffers Under $20
By Tyler Hinds, arose such a clatter (@THinds3)
Christmas is only 2 weeks away and with a busy hockey schedule, chances are you haven't ha… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/6-hockey-stocking-stuffers-under-20/
A good team manager knows that their job is not to do it all and that many hands make light work. Here are some strategies to use to get your parents involved, which don't include begging!
Many Hands Make Light Work
By Marnie Sisson, make the season less load bearing (@MarnieSisson1)
A good team manager knows that their job is not to do it all and that many ha… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/many-hands-make-light-work/
This past week, I was asked by James Rayburn, Director of Hockey Operations & Programs for West Kelowna Minor Hockey, to take part in their Peewee Rep evaluations. Over the course of three ice sessions, we evaluated 11 and 12-year-old players on the follo…
Beginning of the Season Player Evaluations
By Tyler Hinds, how well do you perform under pressure? (@THinds3)
This past week, I was asked by James Rayburn, Director of Hocke… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/beginning-season-player-evaluations/
Enio Sacilotto - At the beginning of any sports season thousands of athletes are trying out for teams, all over the country. There are many that are overcome with joy in making the cut and getting on their respective teams. For the number of athletes that…
What Happens When you Don't Make the Team?
By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps
At the beginning of any sp… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/what-happens-when-you-dont-make-team/
Marnie Sisson - It takes a village of volunteers to make a child's experience positive and fun! The following are some roles you may want to consider having on your team this year to help make the work lighter and fun for everyone.
It Takes a Village to Run a Team
By Marnie Sisson, one village to rule them all (@MarnieSisson1)
The Coach, although the most visible, is not the only role that helps create a… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/it-takes-village-run-team/
Jeff Finley - I see the game differently now. Playing in the NHL taught me how to think the game. Assistant coaching in the WHL taught me how to teach the game. Now in the third stage of my career in hockey, NHL scouting has taught me how to observe the g…
3 ProTips from an NHL Scout
By Jeff Finley, Chief Amateur Scout of the Detroit Red Wings
I see the game differently now.
Playing in the NHL taught me how to think the g… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/3-protips-nhl-scout/
Wade Redden - This Father’s Day I’ve thought deep and hard about my Dad, the man that he is and what he means to me.
- Dear Dad,
By Wade Redden, retired 14-year NHL veteran & co-founder of ProSmart Sports (@ReddenWade)
This Father's Day I've thought deep and hard about my Dad, the man that … http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/dear-coach/dear-dad/
From as far east at Maine, to as far west as Alaska, and as far south as Alabama, NCAA college hockey programs have been pumping out young professionals for over 100 years. With the numbers on the rise, more than 30% of the current NHL player base came th…
- College Hockey 101
By Tyler Hinds; former cawlidge hockey shot blocker, RMU '13 (@THinds3)
Many of us Canadians are not as familiar with the NCAA college hockey scene south… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/college-hockey-101/
From Kelowna, to Vancouver, to Vienna, hockey has shown me the world. My name is Sarah Casorso and I grew up playing hockey in Kelowna before hockey was a sport easily accessible to girls in this town.
- Sarah, do you want to play with the girls or boys?
By Sarah Casorso, UBC alumus & professional women's hockey player (@scasorso)
From Kelowna, to Vancouver, to Vienna, hock… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/sarah-do-you-want-play-girls-or-boys/
Luke Schenn - Reflecting back on my hockey career, I am really thankful I had you as my Mom. From the moment I stepped onto our backyard rink at age 3, you helped me to discover and build my own passion for this great game.
- Dear Mom,
By Luke Schenn, LA Kings defenseman
Reflecting back on my hockey career, I am really thankful I had you as my Mom.
Thanks Mom for letting me play. From the mo… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/dear-coach/dear-mom/
Body image is the mental picture we have of our body – what we see when we look in the mirror and how we feel about what we see. Although our physical appearance is only a small part of who we are, sometimes it can become the only thing that matters in…
Body Image and Eating Issues
Body image is the mental picture we have of our body – what we see when we look in the mirror and how we feel abou… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/body-image-and-eating-issues/
Young people hold the promise of potential and hope; in their own lives, for their families and in the future of society. Sadly, too many of these teens and young adults may not have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, as emotional or mental healt…
Investing in our Athletes Mental Health
Young people hold the promise of potential and hope; in their own lives, for their families and in the future… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/