Show-off your best skills

In Holland (where I do most of my business) every team has a coach they call “trainers”. Their focus is on developing individual player skills.  They are there to make each individual player better. Because skill-sets are critical to the development of the individual, the team and the game. I the believe there are three components to a player’s development, ultimately helping them progress …

Plan Your Summer, Part II

Two false statements I often hear players state about their summers that I want to speak to: Q: “I don’t want to jam pack my summer with hockey because I don’t want to get burnt out!” A: You only get burnt out if you aren’t having a good time. If you only do showcases and college camps all summer you …

Winter & Spring, a Great Time to Visit Schools

My kids never went to even one college camp – and they both were recruited to play at Yale and University of Richmond.  I’m not knocking college camps and I’m not telling you not to attend a college camp.  But for me, it was more important that my kids developed their game – their skills.  Summer is the time to do …

After Festival – Now What?

Question: “We just returned from festival (which was amazing). A parent of a player on our club team who’s daughter will be playing for Georgetown, told me that my daughter should send out a thank you emails to all the schools she contacted before the festival, and to also include…