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Mom, I Want to be a Goalie... [insert reaction]

Marnie Sisson - As the wife of a recreational goalie and mother of an 8-year-old hockey boy, when my son came up to me after a game and said, “I want to be a goalie” I have to say I wasn’t super excited.
- Mom, I Want to be a Goalie… [insert reaction] By Marnie Sisson, ProSmart's Hockey Mom (@MarnieSisson1) As the wife of a recreational goalie and mom of an 9-year-old hocke… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mom-i-want-be-goalie-insert-reaction/

Four ProTips on Skate Maintenance

Skates are arguably the most important piece of equipment that a hockey player has, for both safety and performance. On top of that, they are also the most expensive. Protect that investment by following these four ProTips on the best practices for prolon…
- 4 ProTips on Skate Maintenance Tyler Hinds (@THinds3) Skates are arguably the most important piece of equipment that a hockey player has, for both safety and performanc… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/four-protips-skate-maintenance/

Hydration Station

One of the most missed components of nutrition by young athletes is water. You lose fluid and electrolytes from sweating while training or playing a game. Here are key things you should know about hydration.
- Hydration Station By Randy Goodman (@RGSportsPhysio) One of the most missed components of nutrition by young athletes is water. You lose fluid and electrolytes from swe… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/hydration-station/

Culture Check in your Association

Hockey is a game that we cherish here in Canada, but sometimes our passion for the game we hold so dearly, creates a negative culture. Let’s not lose sight of what’s really important within youth sport. A great question to ask yourself right now is wh…
- Culture Check in your Association By Tyler Hinds (@THinds3) Hockey is a game that we cherish here in Canada, but sometimes our passion for the game we hold so dearly, c… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/culture-check-your-association/

Be More Than a Puck Pusher

Teaching hockey skills is a vital role for the coach. Knowing how to help players develop is a challenge every coach faces. Be more than a puck pusher at your station by giving the kids proper instruction, demonstration, and feedback.
- Be More Than a Puck Pusher By Trevor Erhardt, ProSmart Hockey Head Coach Teaching hockey skills is a vital role for the coach. Knowing how to help players develop is a … http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/be-more-puck-pusher/

The Facts are In on Cross-Ice Hockey

There’s a hot debate going on in many hockey rinks right now, and that is whether Initiation and Novice players are better off playing cross-ice or full-ice games.
- The Facts are In on Cross-Ice Hockey By Trevor Erhardt, ProSmart Hockey Head Coach What's your Attitude towards Cross-Ice Hockey? There’s a hot debate going on in ma… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/facts-are-cross-ice-hockey/

Coachability... wait what?

Lots of people ask me: how did you make it to the NHL? Being 6'5" definitely helped, but I was a guy who didn't have incredible skills. Reflecting on it now, the first thing that comes to mind is my coachability. Now that I am a coach, I look for player…
- Coachability… wait what? By Cory Cross, 12-year NHL veteran (@CoryCross23)  Lots of people ask me: how did you make it to the NHL? Being 6'5" definitely helped, but… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/coachability-wait-what/

Minor Hockey Flowchart

Embarking on the journey through minor hockey is a remarkably beneficial and rewarding experience that can span up to 13 years of your child’s life. Outlined are some of the benchmarks & milestones for the progression through each division based on long…
- Minor Hockey Flow Chart By Tyler Hinds (@THinds3) Embarking on the journey through minor hockey is a remarkably beneficial and rewarding experience that can span up to… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/minor-hockey-flowchart/