How to Impress a Coach at Tryouts: Part 3 – On-Ice Performance

How to Impress a Coach at Tryouts: Part 3 – On-Ice Performance

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My last two articles have discussed important factors that come into play when trying to impress a coach at tryouts. This series spawned from my recent experience as an evaluator in our State District Camp; where I realized that many players didn't know how to carry themselves in ways that would showcase their abilities and impress an on-looking coach. In this 3-part series, I hope to give players an "insider's look" at what coaches are watching for. This knowledge, applied properly, should help give you the edge you need going into tryout season. Off-Ice StrategyOn-Ice StrategyOn-Ice Performance Make Yourself Stand Out! Part of showing well in a tryout is doing things that draw attention to yourself in a good way. The following list has some tips that will help you…
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How to Impress a Coach at Tryouts: Part 2 – On-Ice Strategy

How to Impress a Coach at Tryouts: Part 2 – On-Ice Strategy

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A few days ago I published a post about How to Impress a Coach at Tryouts. The article spawned from my recent experience as an evaluator in our State District Camp; where it became quite obvious that some kids didn't have any idea how to showcase themselves well in a tryout. That article was part 1 of a 3-part series, and dealt with some off-ice strategic tips to leave a great impression on the coaching staff. As stated above, we’re addressing this topic in 3 parts: Off-Ice StrategyOn-Ice StrategyOn-Ice Performance This article (part 2) will give you some key tips on how to strategize and showcase your skills ON the ice. Triage and First Impressions Think about a coach's job in a tryout setting. He or she will have anywhere…
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How to Impress a Coach at Tryouts: Part 1 – Off-Ice Strategy

How to Impress a Coach at Tryouts: Part 1 – Off-Ice Strategy

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I know schedules are still upside down for many hockey communities due to covid-19. But some places are coming up on tryout season for next year. So for those of you who are gearing up for tryouts, this is for you.  I wrote this post a couple years ago but it's timeless content! If your area is still waiting on covid restrictions... I feel for you, and hope for a quick and safe return to hockey as soon as possible! (I recommend you save this one in your back pocket until tryout season rolls around for you) I recently had the opportunity to serve as an evaluator in our State District Camp. There were four groups, and our job was to decide which players would move forward to the regional camp at each…
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Hockey Equipment Tips for Kids

Hockey Equipment Tips for Kids

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I hesitated sending this out JUST YET. If your season just barely ended and your kids have outgrown their gear, RIGHT NOW isn't the best time to buy hockey equipment. Kids have a way of growing over the summer and making you regret buying something 2 months earlier. HOWEVER, spring cleaning and equipment sales are upon us. So if you find yourself trying to get prepared for next season a little early here are some important hockey equipment tips for kids you'll want to have handy! Either way, save this and use it as a reference as you GEAR UP for next season. IF YOU'RE A COACH, share this with the parents on your team. They'll thank you! Hockey is still a young sport here in Salt Lake City, which…
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Did you “HEAR” the latest?

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Can I be honest with you? I struggle with email. Especially during the season it can be hard to reply to hockey specific questions that take more than a few sentences to articulate. So I often reply with a Sound Byte on Sound Cloud particularly when it's an answer I feel can benefit more than just the person who asked it. Sound Bytes are usually 7-10 mins long (sometimes a little longer). If you visit my Sound Cloud page, I've got more than 200 Byte size audio tracks that tackle a variety of hockey questions and concepts. Here are some of the most popular: https://soundcloud.com/weiss-tech-hockey/how-to-develop-consistency-in https://soundcloud.com/weiss-tech-hockey/how-to-modify-drills-to-fit https://soundcloud.com/weiss-tech-hockey/d-zone-coverage-vs-attack https://soundcloud.com/weiss-tech-hockey/4-keys-to-teaching https://soundcloud.com/weiss-tech-hockey/theres-no-such-thing-as-turn
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