Friday, June 19, 2009

Episode Number 30

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I took the above photos (of the empty offices and hallways) as a way to remember my home away from home for the past 18-years. God, I loved all the built-in storage space -- the closets, tons of file drawers and lots of spacious shelving. Oh, the new place is more modern. But, there's obviously a lot I'll miss about 7 Marble Street.

Episode 30 - Show Notes: - Moving the NEHI Office, - Strength training for young hockey players, - Free weights versus machines, - Weight, reps and sets, - Off-season training for goalies, - Progressive resistance exercise, - Work, nutrition and rest, - Mental training & confidence, - "PowerSkating", - Incredible Stickhandling, - Soviet style passing, - Russian half-sticks, - Hockey smarts = ice time, - Mike G and Chris visit

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Episode Number 29

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Episode 28 - Show Notes: - Homemade Training Aids (Russian Half- Hockey Sticks, Strengthening the Hockey Shot, Marking the Ice) - Screens and Deflections - Dumping the Puck - Thinking and Skating - Off-season Hockey Help (for goalies, strength training, mental edge) - A Hockey Player's First Real Goal - Incredible Stickhandling - Coaching Creativity (Back to the Bunker) - CoachChic.com Membership Benefits

Friday, March 27, 2009

Episode Number 28

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Episode 28 - Show Notes: - A New CoachChic.com - A New Show Format - Russian Hockey Training - Evaluate Hockey Problems NOW - Turning Points in a Hockey Game - Critical Periods in Motor Learning - CoachChic.com Membership

Monday, December 22, 2008

Episode Number 27

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Episode 27 - Show Notes: - Advice about "pond skating" - Stick selection (inspired by Fritz) - Buying hockey gifts - Don Parsons' quest for a record - Developing a complete player - More about the new project - Special: Email Our Military - Happy Holidays!

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Episode Number 26

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Episdoe 26 - Show Notes: - Variety in coaching - Beginner hockey clinics - "SkateDrills" - Freelanced practices - Inventing hockey drills - The value of games - A coach's game-notes - Coach Chic's new project

Friday, October 17, 2008

Episode Number 25

Subscribe to Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets Episode 25 - Show Notes: - Back into meaty hockey talk - New program schedule - Robotic vs creative team play - Early-season game-notes - A goaltender's role in team-play - Developing good playing habits - New program schedule

Friday, September 26, 2008

Episode Number 24 - Special

Subscribe to Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets Episode 24: A sad one, and probably only appropriate for adult listeners. I partially apologize for this episode but, perhaps you'll understand why it's something I just had to do.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Episode Number 23

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Episode 23 - Show Notes: - Hockey equipment modifications - Dangers during growth spurts - Studying a baseball hitter - Coach Chic's movie for parents - Mixing new and old training ideas - Team NEHI Alternate positions - More on off-season training

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Episode Number 22

Subscribe to Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets Episode 22 - Show Notes: - Addressing listener mail - A welcome to "PureHockey Magazine" readers! - Benefits of Coach Chic's work in "the bunker" - Team NEHI spring workouts in The MOTION Lab - Using Media to enhance coaching

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Episode Number 21

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Episode 21 - Show Notes: - Introducing Coach Chic's "bunker" - Review of Daniel Coyle article (continued from previous episode) - The Russian Warm-up Square - The Goalers' Dance

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Episode Number 20

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Episode 20 Show Notes: - New photo contest - Next hockey coaching seminar - Practice versus games and the Russian way of training. Click the following names to read more about Russian hockey training: Jack Blatherwick from his website and Daniel Coyle from a New York Times article (if article expires, you may need to search through the NYT archives) - New on-line Hockey Coaching Seminar. Special hockey Photo Contest!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Episode Number 19

Subscribe to Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets Episode 19 - Show Notes: - Hockey photo contest - The Hockey Momz Blog - Meet John Stevens - Final Rules for Winners - Beginner confidence - Spring tryouts - Long-range planning - Off-season help at CoachChic.com - Coach Chic's nickname

Monday, May 5, 2008

Episode Number 18

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"Food For Hockey Thought"

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Episode 18 - Show Notes: - Coach Chic's Rules for Winners #17 - New Hockey Coaching Seminar announcement - Free Video: "Food for Hockey Thought" - Free FocusVideo: "Over-speed Treory" (others FocusVideos available @ CoachChic.com)

"Over-speed Theory"

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Episode Number 17

Subscribe to Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets Episode 17 - Show Notes: - Free Coaching Seminar - Skater's Rhythm-bar - Slideboards - Stick choices (wood vs composite) - That D-squad photo - Rules for Winners (#15, #16)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Episode Number 16

Episode 16 - Show Notes: - Follow-up on the forward skating stride - Our NEHI goalers versus this skater (see bottom video) - Rules for Winners #12, #13, #14 - Team NEHI Sign-ups - About the term "skills" - Coaching Seminar update

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Episode Number 15

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... Due to technical difficulties... Seminar start delayed until 4/8/08. So, you can join us at any time between 4/8 and 4/14.

Episode 15 - Show Notes: - Follow-up on the forward skating stride - The Skater's Rhythm-bar - Coach Chic's summer Bantam team - Smart defensive game play - A wish for my young player - Coaching Seminar update

See these links: Coach Chic's summer team - Future Stars Dr Bracko's - study of the typical on-ice shift Free on-line Coaching Seminar April 1st, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Episode Number 14 - Special...

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Episode 14 -- Show Notes: I highly recommend you become familiar with the messages contained in the video that started all the hub-bub. Just click on the photo above, and it will take you to the YouTube video, "Balance in the Forward Stride".

Use the following links to learn more... Ski Instructor - Ken Roberts, "Dr. Gaston Schaeffer Teaches About Skating" (Hockey Coaching ABCs), Institute for Hockey Research - Dr. Michael R. Bracko, Game-performance skating research (pdf), Perry Marshall - author, "The Definitive Guide to Google AdWords", Characteristics of High-Performance Skating - Dr. Michael R. Bracko, The Mechanics of Skating - Thomas Humprey, The Rhythm of the game - Dr.Yasha Smushkin

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Episode Number 13

Subscribe to Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets Episode 13 -- Show Notes: - Coach J and Lady Cougars - Show changes - Team NEHI available positions - Free Coaching Seminar - Hot Topic: Zednik injury - Rules for Winners - Solve gross problems first - Tip: Skate tying - Welcome, YouTube guests - Team NEHI information - For info on Coach Chic's Hockey Seminar

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Episode Number 12 -- FREE Videos!

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Episode 12 -- Show Notes: - New link exchange page - Team NEHI '08-09 tryouts - Listener feedback- 2 free videos...

FREE videos: "Shoot or Deke" and "Getting Comfortable with the Slapshot" - These are meant for my listerners only. So, just email me at coachchic@aol.com, request the videos, and I'll send you a special invitation to the hidden page.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Episode Number 11

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Episode 11 -- Show Notes: - Announcing Team NEHI tryouts - Hot Topic: team dresscode - More about scientific versus artful coaching - Decision-making on the attack - Coach Chic's Rules for Winners -- numbers 5, 6, 7 & 8.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Episode Number 10

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Episide 10 -- Show Notes: - New "Hockey Secrets Hotline"... Just call: 781-447-0106 - New "Hockey Momz" Blog - Visit the CoachChic.Com Forum - 2008-09 NEHI Teams General Information - Rules for Winners - Changing on the fly - High percentage passes - Pulling the goalie - Our first on-line Coaching Seminar

Monday, January 7, 2008

Episode Number 9

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Episode 9 -- Happy New Year! - Contest updates - Pre-game preparations - My YouTube video - Hot Topic: goalie & attack drills - About dedication - "Coach Chic's Rules for Winners" - The backhand shot - Get details on the Hockey Secrets Coaching Seminar (4/1/08) click here Coaching Seminar - Last chance for a deal on "Secrets to Great Hockey Coaching"! YouTube video: "Balance in the Forward Stride"

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Episode Number 8 - Special

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Episode 8 -- Special Holiday & Tournament Edition: - Coach Chic's "Murphy's Law Kit" - Pre-game Visualization - Dealing with long drives to games - Hydration - Post-game recovery - Listener poll - Reminder about the Comments Page - Get details on the Hockey Secrets Coaching Seminar (4/1/08) click here Coaching Seminar Only days remain for a deal on "Secrets to Great Hockey Coaching"!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Episode Number 7

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Episode 7 -- Show Notes: - Hot Topic: helping centermen win more face-offs - A suggestion for better puck control - Talking body-checking with a coach on the Comments Page - Thoughts on how humans might hear things differently at times - Tip: A warning for those about to skate outdoors this winter

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Episode Number 6

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Episode 6 -- Show Notes: - Special Announcements - - Hot Topic: Over-speed training ideas for skaters and goalies - Coaching tips for running drills - Using split-vision with the puck - Tip: Getting more ice-time - Watch a free movie: "Learning The Game" (with Coach Chic & Chomper)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Episode Number 5

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Episode 5 -- Show Notes: - Special announcements - About readying for youth hockey tryouts - Hot Topic: Teaching rules and positions to beginners - The science of over-speed training - Tip: A simple stickhandling drill - Watch a free movie: "Learning The Game" (with Coach Chic & Chomper)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

New (monthly) Contest Starts Today!

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If you've noticed, I've limited the posts and kept this blog free from comments, just to make it easier for you to negotiate through the various show episodes. At the same time, I'm REALLY encouraging your feedback and questions -- so much so that I've created a sister-blog for that purpose, and I'm even going to offer prizes for the best monthly contributors. So, please drop me a note when you can, and let's see where your input leads us!

Episode Number 4

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Episode 4 -- Show Notes: - A special announcement (about future guests) - A follow-up to battling for territory - Hot Topic: A player's respect for the game - The ways different players absorb information - The wrestle between winning and development - Tip: Advice on high school tryouts - See my Model Rink in use (the photo is at mid-page and on the left)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Episode Number 3

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Episode 3 -- Show Notes: - The hockey warm-ups - Hot Topic: Dynamic stretching for hockey - Defenseman's avoiding fast checker - Team battles for territory and lines - The mental side of speed training - Tip: The skate "radius"

Friday, November 9, 2007

Episode Number 2

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Episode 2 -- Show Notes: - Behind the scenes at "Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets" - Hot Topic: Dealing with team water bottles - A different way to view penalties - The art and science of hockey training - The benefits of playing "off wing" - Tip: Taping the hockey stick blade

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Episode Number 1

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Episode 1 -- Show Notes: - Hot Topic: Adapting to new rule interpretations - Promises for "Coach Chic's Hockey Secrets" - Observations at a tennis tournament - Gap control in the defenseman's 1 on 1 - Tip: Taping the butt-end of a hockey stick

Monday, October 22, 2007

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