Sunday, January 12, 2014

Joe Thornton - Know When To Pass Soft

Elements of a Great Passing Team:

Players with their stick on the ice have a better chance to both pass and receive a pass. If both players are talking; it increase the chances of making a good pass. When players make eye contact; the odds of  making a successful pass increase dramatically. When your're moving your legs; you can received a good pass or chase down a bad pass.  
  • 2 sticks on ice
  • 2 mouths
  • 4 eyes
  • 4 legs

  • Good vision, leads to good decisions

Practice Rules:
  • There only one puck in a game 
  • Play the puck that is passed to you 

Coaching Tips: Discipline

The Hudson Valley Eagles Championship team 2004-05 had some great leaders that would always help keep players self-disciplined. Quality player leadership is essential for team discipline

"If player falls away from discipline, you should find away to gently bring them back! Do not be afraid to use quality players to help you at this task."
-Keith McAdams

Sports Psychology: Always Plan Your Comeback

Never leave a loss without setting a new goal. Review the tapes, learn from the past; create new plans; shake of the loss and get back to work quickly. ORACLE TEAM USA’s victory marks one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sport. Oracle made a small adjustments in both strategy and tactics to win the America’s Cup. Team Oracle would not say what strategic change was made to the boat; tactical changes followed with personnel to implement the execution of the new strategy.

‘’Fall seven times, stand up eight.’’
- Japanese Proverb

‘’The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.’’
-Proverbs 24:16

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