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January 28, 2014

Tactics and Tarasov Numbers

Anatoli Tarasov was the father of Russian hockey. He took Russia from a country that had never seen nor heard of hockey in 1948, and turned them into an international powerhouse in 1952 for, oh 30ish years. What did he do that’s successful? Why?
January 25, 2014

Coaching: Cause or Effect

Another common theme among coaches, and an obsession of mine. What are coaches paying attention to? What are fans paying attention to? What are you paying attention to? Cause or effect?
January 21, 2014

Three Pillars of Athleticism

Tension, Relaxation, Organization. Everyone has their own framework/model for athletic training and success. This is mine.
January 16, 2014

Quiet Eye – What is it and where does it come from??

I was thinking of writing an article about quiet eye, but now I don’t have to! Read this to find out what Quiet Eye is, and what its implications may be for hockey players.

January 14, 2014

Get Better Faster

Hockey has gotten more and more competitive. Players are getting more skilled, stronger, faster. Here are my ideas on this phenomenon.
January 11, 2014

Unglue Your Shoulders

I started doing the first exercise shown in this video, simply because it caused a nice pain. I just finished a game, and was amazed at how loose my upper back felt, and how easy it was for me to breath tonight. I can attribute it to the first exercise shown in this video, because I haven’t made any other changes. If you have tight shoulders, upper back, or have a hard time breathing, give this a try!

January 7, 2014

Quality and the Russian Approach

The Russian approach to strength training isn’t so different from what the best strength coaches all over the world preach…but it is different from what most people do in the gym. My main lesson drawn from the Russian approach is that more doesn’t make you better, better quality makes you better. I’ll explain.

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January 5, 2014

New Articles Coming for 2014

I’ve heard that they key to getting traffic on your blog is consistently updating your content. Well, with school and hockey during the year, I haven’t been able to do that very well. But over the break I was able to do some writing. I wrote 8 articles about things that popped into my head, or things that were bugging me, or things that I read about and wanted to integrate into writing. I also did a bit of coaching over the break with some of my clients from the summer, and got to watch coaches at various levels coach. I’m starting to like writing my blog articles because it allows me to get my ideas down. Then it allows me to communicate those ideas without repeating myself every time I talk with someone new. And finally, it gives people a chance to argue me more effectively because they can counter my ideas with information on my approach and outlook. Click through to find out the release schedule and more information

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