The Ontario Minor Hockey Association's Breakaway, The Minor Hockey Podcast presented by CoachThem, puts you with some of the best and brightest minds in the game today. Each week, Aaron Wilbur sits down with the leaders of hockey to discuss everything from scoring more goals to how to grow the game.
Episode 118 | A Stanley Cup Champ’s Advice for Minor Hockey Players
It’s the dream of any hockey player around the world: to win the Stanley Cup. Few are lucky enough to call themselves champions and it’s always a special moment when someone from your own backyard gets the honour of raising the trophy above their heads.
That’s the case for Aurora native and OMHA grad Barclay Goodrow, capturing Lord Stanley’s mug with the Tampa Bay Lightning a few short weeks ago. Still on the high of winning the Cup, the forward took some time to reflect on his years playing in the OMHA.
Guest Bio: Barclay Goodrow, Tampa Bay Lightning forward
Episode 117 | Social Media's Impact on Today's Players
Social media has become an everyday part of our lives, even more than that, it’s something that we check every few hours. With the ability to connect with all of our friends and teammates across multiple platforms, sharing pictures, notes and messages has never been easier. However, there is also a negative side to constantly being aware of what is being said about you.
Guest Bio: Mike McKenzie, GM and Head Coach of the Kitchener Rangers
Episode 116 | Why Player Evaluations Are Important
All players, parents and coaches can agree that setting achievable goals is important to the overall success of the season. Often times those goals focus on winning a certain amount of games or making it to a certain round of the playoffs but at the minor hockey level, the focus should always be on player development and celebrating skill achievement. Having a method of measuring success beyond wins and losses is an important tool for each team.
Guest Bio: Aaron Wilbur, Founder of The Coaches Site
Episode 115 | How Players Can Be Taught the Intangible Hockey Sense
Hockey sense can be described as a group of cognitive skills like situational awareness, decision making and anticipation that players can execute while on the ice. It’s the mental side of the game that can be overlooked when thinking about skill improvement.
Guest Bio: Chris Wilson, Hockey Intelligym
Episode 114 | Coaching Beyond the Xs and Os
The goal of Respect Group is to educate participants on where to draw the line. It provides definition and shows how subtle examples can evolve into problems. They work to identify BAHD Behaviour - Bullying, Abuse, Harassment, Discrimination – with education and tools on how to see it and properly intervene.
Guest Bio: Wayne McNeil, co-founder of Respect Group
Episode 113 | What It Takes to Lead Today’s Players
Over his near 25 years as an NHL head coach, Ken Hitchcock has seen firsthand how every generation of players brings a new set of challenges to a staff. What players want from coaches, how they respond and how best to connect with them has all changed.
Guest Bio: Ken Hitchcock, Stanley Cup winning coach
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