News & Updates
March 23, 2014
I already wrote an article on creatine supplementation for my blog. But this version has some nice quotes from one of my profs and has the added bonus of being edited! Give it a read if you want a refresher, or if my last iteration sucked, and you’re glad I rewrote it.
March 16, 2014
I thought I’d have some fun for my last few weeks of school so I decided to write a weekly column for my school newspaper, The Ubyssey. I’m going to also publish those articles on the blog once they’ve been published in The Ubyssey. The articles will be a bit more basic in scope and aimed at non-hockey or beginner hockey players. Nonetheless, might make some of the content on my blog more readable. Hopefully you enjoy!
March 12, 2014
I’m writing right now for my team that I will be coaching in May and June. It is a team of midget players that will be competing at a tournament in Whistler at the end of June. All the players are AAA or higher players, and most are wanting to play at a higher level. My mission in coaching these players is to provide them with useful coaching for their upcoming careers. I want to give them information, skills, and insights that will help them make and excel on a major midget or junior team come mid-august of this year. Part of this will be that I’m going to institute a rather radical system. I know that if the players buy in and have confidence in the system, they will have confidence in their ability to win games in our upcoming tournament. This article will describe my model for team confidence, what it looks like and what factors contribute to team confidence (more technically known as team efficacy).
March 11, 2014
I absolutely hate vague, non-descriptive, ambiguous phrases in hockey (or in life). None more so than “work harder!”.
I’m a few weeks away from coaching a midget team for a spring tournament, so this post outlines how I plan on approaching the common desire of coaches to tell their team to “work harder”.
March 6, 2014
From the Talent Code blog, here’s yet another great article. This time regarding the ideal environment for athletes to succeed and flourish. Check it out here
March 4, 2014
I’m currently in playoffs, and I’m seeing a lot of tight bodies on my team. I’m seeing players going to trainers with sore backs, or sore hips, or sore shoulder. The most common thing that they say is “I’m tight”. I’m finding it a battle myself to keep all my tissues loose and relaxed with so much game play.
In this article, I want to talk about the benefits and costs of having your muscles have a set point that’s loose vs tight.