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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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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