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Daily Dish: Where's the Gym Coach?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 7 days ago
North America is fat. We are in the worse shape in the 300+ years of our existence. A number of factors have contributed to this problem, like TV, computer games, and maybe even fast food. McDonald's is not the blame. We had them when I ...
Daily Dish: Floater in the Punch Bowl
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 8 days ago
Today's Dish is going to travel down a somewhat unpopular road. There's a good chance the powers that control JuniorHockey.com may pull it down before noon. I even expect to hear from a lawyer or two before the ...
USHL Focused on Full Schedule For 2020-21 Season
Michael Moore • 2 mos., 10 days ago
The USHL plans to start the season this fall with the intention to play a full schedule.
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Online School
Michelle Anderson • 2 mos., 11 days ago
Schooling is a question that comes up a lot for potential junior hockey parents, especially online schools. It wasn't an option for most of us growing up, so it can be a huge unknown for us. You may think you got a little ...
Daily Dish: Loyalty
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 12 days ago
It was not that long ago when words like integrity, honor, sportsmanship, respect, and loyalty were benchmarks for what it took to be a good teammate and hockey player. The emphasis on those five words may have been eroded for many, but ...
Behind the Bench, July 8th
Michael Moore • 2 mos., 13 days ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: I AM A CHAMPION
Best of the Daily Dish: Cougar on the Prowl
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 14 days ago
**This Dish first appeared back in 2011**"Oh no, she found me, that woman has been blowing up my phone!" The junior coach was cornered as his friend scurried away. In ...
Daily Dish: Money's Overwhelming Influence
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 15 days ago
Hey coach listen, I have plenty of money and will throw $100,000 into the club, but you have to play my kid every game. Sounds like something from a Demi Moore movie right? Unfortunately, it is not. The epidemic of financial influence has ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Too Much Salt
Michelle Anderson • 2 mos., 18 days ago
I should probably preface this by saying that I'm grumpy because it's hot and muggy, and I had to mow the lawn which is my second least favorite chore behind washing dishes, but seeing the same comments repeatedly about camps, ...
Daily Dish: Is It Time to Eliminate 18U AAA Hockey?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 19 days ago
There have been a number of discussions in the past concerning the possible merger of the midget and junior levels of play. I feel that such a collective management structure would enhance the developmental system while wrangling a bit of ...
Behind the Bench, July 1st
Michael Moore • 2 mos., 20 days ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: OPTIMISM IS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Daily Dish: What Type of Player Are You?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 21 days ago
Hockey is more than just a sport; it's a career that has given me the ability to provide for our family. After a lifetime within the game that spans nearly a half century, I've learned to recognize that almost every player can be ...
Daily Dish: Hockey's Asymptomatic Social Dingbat
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 22 days ago
Before getting started, let's say this; the only reason this is a hockey story is because the person we are about to toss under the bus does his thing in the name of hockey. His company also specifically targets younger hockey ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Marketing Your Team
Michelle Anderson • 2 mos., 25 days ago
I'm going to be honest here. Some teams out there already do a great job at this, but there are also a bunch who need some help. I'm going to throw out a whole bunch of ideas for you here to help you get some butts in ...
Daily Dish: Dreamers
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 26 days ago
"My son has played his backside off for you in each of the last three seasons," the angry hockey mom told the junior hockey team's head coach. "I can't understand why other players are getting to school while my boy has not had a ...
Behind the Bench, June 24th–
Michael Moore • 2 mos., 27 days ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: ALIVE TIME vs. DEAD TIME
Daily Dish: What Does the Word Integrity Really Mean to You?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 27 days ago
In life there are few things that are as important as one's integrity. That also rings true in the game of hockey. Players and coaches alike are constantly facing situations where one's character, and reputation, is being ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Guest Disher Cliff Cook
Cliff Cook • 2 mos., 29 days ago
As I found myself suckered into a no-win conversation the other day regarding Tier III junior hockey, really my own fault, several things began to occur to me; some I've thought about for years and ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Problem Parents? Another Approach -
Michelle Anderson • 3 mos., 2 days ago
There is a lot of talk out there about parents being the 'problem” in hockey, but I think that no matter how many articles are written, no matter how many times it is brought up in a team meeting, the people to whom it ...
Daily Dish: What's the Rush?
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 3 days ago
The pathway to college hockey has never seen so many differences of opinion and detours. Make no mistake, what I am about to say is an absolute certainty. The United States Hockey League, North American Hockey ...
Behind the Bench, June 16th–
Michael Moore • 3 mos., 4 days ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: TALENT, PASSION, AND THE CREATIVITY MAZE.
Daily Dish: Is it Time to Just Say No to 4th Liners?
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 5 days ago
The goals of junior hockey are to promote, develop, and administer the domestic USA Hockey program for junior-aged players, teams and leagues. The above is the stated purpose of junior hockey in the United States. Let's ask the game's ...
DAILY DISH: Ignorance of Profanity
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 6 days ago
There is no place in the game of hockey for the use of profanity. Coaches with a high degree of respect for the game, and themselves, refrain from profanity. Those that do use it are reverting back to youthful ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Community Involvement
Michelle Anderson • 3 mos., 9 days ago
A recent article here mentioned the benefits of getting junior hockey players and teams involved in schools as a way to get butts in seats and otherwise involved in the game. I'm going to get even more specific and give you ...
Daily Dish: Janesville's Lennie Childs is the Lenergizer -
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 10 days ago
Lennie Childs (Silver Springs MD) was never going to be a prototypical hockey player or coach. In fact, the Janesville Jets associate head coach has been breaking molds and barriers since his first days on the ice ...
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