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The Ontario Minor Hockey Association's Breakaway, The Minor Hockey Podcast 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.

Breakaway, The Minor Hockey Podcast Ontario Minor Hockey Association

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    • 4.6 • 31 Ratings

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association's Breakaway, The Minor Hockey Podcast 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 163 | How Coaches Can Create Connections With Players (Dr. Jody Carrington)

    Episode 163 | How Coaches Can Create Connections With Players (Dr. Jody Carrington)

    Coaches can come up with all of the Xs and Os or pour over video, but a large part of what it means to be a leader on a minor hockey team is creating those valuable connections with your players.
    Warning: This episode contains strong language.

    Guest Bio: Dr. Jody Carrington is a child psychologist and published author.
    Learn more: https://www.omha.net/news_article/show/1304895

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 162 | Running an Effective Minor Hockey Practice (TJ Manastersky)

    Episode 162 | Running an Effective Minor Hockey Practice (TJ Manastersky)

    Practice time can be some of the most valuable in minor hockey. It gives your team the chance to work on skills, understand new concepts and put in the effort that will show during games. It’s more than just drills - those are part of the environment you are looking to create. Practice is about coming to the rink prepared to be in an atmosphere for learning.

    Guest Bio: TJ Manastersky is the head coach of the Brock University men’s hockey team that finished at the top of the OUA West division in U-Sports this season.
    Learn more: https://www.omha.net/news_article/show/1302300

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 161 | Creating Good Nutritional Habits in Your Hockey Family (Seanna Thomas)

    Episode 161 | Creating Good Nutritional Habits in Your Hockey Family (Seanna Thomas)

    With playoff season here, parents and players are well established in their routines and hockey schedules. However, no matter how much time before heading to the rink, busy hockey families always need to find time to have the right pre-game meal to be able to fuel performance on the ice.
    Guest Bio: Seanna Thomas is a Nutrition Consultant, Mom to 3 active kids, and founder of Hockey Snacks Inc., where she provides nutrition information for young athletes, sports teams, families, and organizations. Seanna regularly appears on CP24 Breakfast, & is a contributor to Triathlon Magazine Canada, as well as multiple other publications. Seanna focuses on whole foods with a spotlight on creating realistic healthy habits. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and seannathomas.com. In her downtime, she enjoys being outdoors with her family and relaxing at home with her husband and a well-deserved glass of wine (and maybe watching a hockey game).
    Learn more: https://www.omha.net/news_article/show/1299997

    • 53 min
    Episode 160 | What Hockey Coaches Can Learn From Other Sports (Wayne Parro)

    Episode 160 | What Hockey Coaches Can Learn From Other Sports (Wayne Parro)

    There is more that comes with coaching than the Xs and Os. And coaches shouldn’t feel the pressure to take on building their toolbox all on their own. Coaches can constantly be learning from each other, not just within their own sport, but from around the coaching community.
     
    Guest Bio: Wayne Parro is the Director of International Programs with the Coaching Association of Canada. He is a Graduate of the National Coaching Institute (NCI), a Coach Mentor to coaches in the Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) Program and the CAC liaison for various multi-sport organizations in Canada. He developed and executed coach support roles with Canadian Major Games Organizations and was the Lead Instructor with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy, and coached both the Senior and Junior Baseball Canada’s Women’s Team and was an Assistant Coach with the York University Men’s hockey program.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 159 | Evergreen Equipment Safety Reminders for All Participants

    Episode 159 | Evergreen Equipment Safety Reminders for All Participants

    Hockey parents want their child to be safe when they are on the ice having fun, and know the amount of equipment that comes with participating in the sport.
    Unfortunately, there can be a tragic incident that reminds us all how important it is wear all of the proper equipment while playing our great game. These can serve as a valuable message to all hockey participants about the importance of wearing the mandated equipment.

    • 58 min
    Episode 158 | Creating a Charter of Respect (Sheldon Kennedy)

    Episode 158 | Creating a Charter of Respect (Sheldon Kennedy)

    The number one reason why kids play sports is not to win – it’s because it is fun. It’s our job as leaders in minor hockey to create a safe, welcoming and positive experience for all participants, both kids and adults alike. The OMHA’s longstanding partnership with Respect Group aims to educate everyone involved in the game on the proper behaviours that are expected as well as promoting the life skills and positive benefits of minor hockey.
     
    Guest Bio: Sheldon Kennedy won a Memorial Cup, World Junior Gold Medal and skated for three teams in his eight-year NHL career. He is best known for his courageous decision to charge his Major Junior Hockey league coach with sexual assault for the abuse he suffered over a five year period while a teenager under his care. He has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to work collaboratively to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled. He is also the Co-Founder of Respect Group, which provides empowering online abuse, bullying and harassment prevention education to sport organizations, schools and the workplace. Respect Group has currently certified over 2 million Canadians.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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