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5 Keys to Character Development in Hockey

By blackhawksassociation | Sep 18, 2017 | Comments Off on 5 Keys to Character Development in Hockey

When Jim Thompson is meeting hockey parents for the first time, he asks them a somewhat unfair question. Thompson is the founder of Positive Coaching Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to building ‘better athletes, better people’ by helping create positive, character-building youth sports experiences across the country. PCA wants youth and high school coaches to…

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How Can You Build Your Hockey Confidence?

By blackhawksassociation | Aug 29, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can You Build Your Hockey Confidence?

Some keys to help you become a more confident player Every night in the NHL, you’ll see fantastic displays of skill – players trying things in the middle of games, taking calculated risk and using their great abilities. Recently, I attended a game in Ottawa – the Chicago BlackHawks visited the Ottawa Senators and Patrick…

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Is Your Kid Talented?

By blackhawksassociation | Aug 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Your Kid Talented?

Talent. It’s a word that gets used frequently in the world of youth sports, and if we’re being honest with ourselves… we’ll admit we LOVE talent. We love watching the best players at any age perform skills beyond their years. We love it even more if it happens to be our kid who is drawing…

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USA Hockey Playing Rule Changes Summary

By blackhawksassociation | Aug 8, 2017 | Comments Off on USA Hockey Playing Rule Changes Summary

06/15/2017, 3:15pm MDT By USA Hockey Every four years USA Hockey’s playing rules are evaluated and have the opportunity to be changed. With this being a rules change year, the USA Hockey Board of Directors voted on a number of proposed modifications during Annual Congress. Perhaps the most notable rule change gaining approval was the elimination of…

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