Do Systems Rob from Skill Development?

Do Systems Rob from Skill Development?

Philosophy, Team Systems
Do Systems Rob from Skill Development? Sample Article from Hockey Development Magazine - Click Here to Download the App I was watching a conversation take place in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago. The topic centered around whether Mites should be taught "systems hockey." It all started with a coach who posted that every coach in the USA needs to get on board with the ADM: So people began going back and forth on this a bit, some coaches expressing their opinions more politely than others. Then one coach said something to the effect that ADM is garbage, and that the kids don't learn systems under ADM. His comment garnered a reply from this coach: Notice he says "positioning is a garbage concept" and that "skills dominate today's game." These…
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Season Planning, Clinic Agenda, & Your Questions Answered

Season Planning, Clinic Agenda, & Your Questions Answered

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy, Useful Products
Season Planning, Clinic Agenda, & Your Questions Answered I've received a lot of great feedback from folks who are excited about our upcoming coaching clinic THIS WEEK. Register today to secure your spot. I wanted to take a minute here to announce a few things, and answer a few questions. SEASON PLANNING (FREE SAMPLE SESSION): We'll be running a LIVE training on season planning this Monday, August 10 from 6:00-7:00 PM (US Mountain Time). This will be a live example of the type of training you can expect during the actual clinics. Sign up for the FREE sample session here: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/16866/af107fdee0 (this is a free sample, to register for the actual clinic see the button link below) UPCOMING CLINIC AGENDA (AUG 13-15): A few folks have asked for more details…
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Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: On-Ice Skill Development in Action

Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: On-Ice Skill Development in Action

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Philosophy, Skating & Agility, Useful Products
Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: On-Ice Skill Development in Action We recently published Part 1 of a video series designed to help coaches formulate their on-ice development processes with their teams. Over the past 4 days since the video went live, we've received a lot of AWESOME feedback from our coaches. Here are a few examples of emails that have come in: Great video as always! Well presented, well organized and well explained. Good video and topic. Far to many coaches lose patience when teaching for skill acquirement. They see the players struggle and not understand what it is they are trying to teach them. [...] Thanks again for putting the video out and I am looking forward to your Coaching Clinic. This is great stuff!  I really liked this video explaining…
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Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: Development Sequences

Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: Development Sequences

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy, Useful Products
Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: Development Sequences A few days ago we asked our readers to give their input as to which topics they'd like to see covered in our upcoming Coaching Clinic, which will be taking place online, in August (more details coming soon). The response has been overwhelming to say the least! As of today, over 500 coaches have submitted their feedback, and I've personally read each one of their replies! One of the most requested topics was how to use progressions in your skill development. So I've put together a two-part video sequence to help address this question. The purpose of this series is to give you a sample of the type of instruction you can expect in our upcoming clinics; and to give you some useful content…
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What Hockey Coaches Are Looking for in a Coaching Clinic

What Hockey Coaches Are Looking for in a Coaching Clinic

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy, Useful Products
Coaching Clinic Survey Results A few days ago, we gave our coaches the chance to voice what they would like to see covered in our upcoming coaching clinic, which will be happening online in August (make sure you're on our mailing list to get more info as it is made available). The response to the survey was INCREDIBLE. We received feedback from nearly 500 coaches, and I personally read every single response. The answers were detailed, and very helpful. Here are a few samples. In the interest of privacy, I've omitted names and teams: This is what would be most beneficial to me: A very detailed description of systems (as if explaining it to the entire team), to include man-to-man d-zone coverage, neutral zone play, zone entry, setting up the offense,…
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