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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ADM Coaching Education: The “Uncoaching” Approach – Part 1 – Station-Based Practices

ADM Coaching Education: The “Uncoaching” Approach – Part 1 – Station-Based Practices

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy
ADM Coaching Education: The "Uncoaching" Approach - Part 1 - Station-Based Practices This is our 4th article on the philosophical problems with the American Development Model, or the ADM as we call it. These articles are best read in sequence, in order to have the complete context of the issues being discussed. Here are links to the previous articles: ADM: What is Our Objective? ADM: Teaching Competitive Drive - The Practice-to-Game Ratio ADM: Teaching Competitive Drive - Travel Hockey Recommendations and Ages In this article we’re going to explore ADM’s practice recommendations, as well as discuss an alarming trend that is being promoted among the USA Hockey coaches; I call it the “Un-coaching Approach.” The un-coaching approach is a philosophy that de-emphasizes the idea that a coach needs to know what…
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ADM: Teaching Competitiveness – Travel Hockey Recommendations & Ages

ADM: Teaching Competitiveness – Travel Hockey Recommendations & Ages

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy
ADM: Teaching Competitiveness - Travel Hockey Recommendations & Ages Over the past few weeks, we have been diving deep into the American Development Model, or the ADM as it has come to be known. In my mind, there is a MAJOR question that needs to be addressed if we are to give a fair assessment of the ADM: That question is “what is the objective of ADM?” Is the objective to improve our top end? (i.e. Better performance on the world stage; more NHL’ers; etc.), or is it to keep more kids in the game for longer? In a previous article I made the statement that those two objectives have vastly different courses of action. If the ADM is aiming to create a better top-end athlete, that will improve our…
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ADM: Teaching Competitiveness – The Practice-to-Game Ratio

ADM: Teaching Competitiveness – The Practice-to-Game Ratio

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy
ADM: Teaching Competitiveness - The Practice-to-Game Ratio In my previous article on ADM, I asked the question “what is the objective of ADM?” Is it to improve our top end? (i.e. Better performance on the world stage; more NHL’ers; etc.), or is it to keep more kids in the game for longer. In that article I made the statement that those two objectives have vastly different courses of action. You can check out the previous article here: ADM: What is Our Objective? If the ADM is aiming to create a better top-end athlete, which will improve our performance on the world stage, then we need to be teaching competitiveness from a young age. In which case, there are four aspects of ADM that I feel need revamping: Practice to Game Ratio &…
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