The Coaches Site Founder Aaron Wilbur sits down with some of hockey’s top coaches and leaders to learn about their journey and dissect the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Each episodes features key take aways for coaches of all levels. The Glass & Out podcast is required listening for coaches looking to gain key insights from hockey’s most influential leaders.
Vancouver Giants Head Coach Manny Viveiros: Overcoming cancer, lessons for Herb Brooks and implementing pace into practice
In episode #228 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we welcome Manny Viveiros, who’s beginning his first season as the Head Coach of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants.
Viveiros has had an incredible journey of ups and downs, including a battle with two types of cancer during his season coaching the AHL's Henderson Silver Knights. Thankfully, just prior to last season, he was deemed cancer free.
Listen as shares how an emphasis on mental health helped him in his battle with cancer, lessons learned during his season playing for the legendary Herb Brooks, and how to implement pace into your team's play.
Minnesota State Head Coach Luke Strand: Why simple is best, getting players out of their comfort zone and handling player mistakes
For episode #227 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we were fortunate to attend the Minnesota Hockey Directors Conference and be joined by newly named Head Coach of the Minnesota State Mavericks, Luke Strand.
Strand is a friend of The Coaches Site, and needless to say our team is pumped for him and the Mavericks program. He’s earned this opportunity and has put together an amazing staff that knows how to prepare players for the rigours of professional hockey.
Listen as shares the importance of getting players out of their comfort zone, why simple is best, and handling player mistakes.
Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Jay Woodcroft: Repurposing disappointment, walking the talk and friendship with Erik Spoelstra
Welcome back for season 7 of the Glass and Out Podcast! For epsiode #226, we're joined by friend of the pod and Edmonton Oilers Head Coach, Jay Woodcroft.
He is entering his third season as the Head Coach of the Oilers with the best winning percentage of any coach in franchise history.
Last season, the Oilers were eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights in round 2. This season, well, fair to say there is only one goal in the City of Champions.
Listen as shares his philosophy of repurposing disappointment, why it's important to "walk the talk" when it comes to building culture, and how a similar path in coaching led to a friendship with Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
Glass and Out is back for season 7 + Exciting new partnership
Happy hockey season everyone!
Host and TCS Founder Aaron Wilbur tees up what you can expect for season 7, including an exciting new partnership with State and Liberty and who we've got lined up for the season opener.
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Defence Specialist Paul Boutilier: Defensive posture technique, funnel approach to defending and improving concept knowledge
In episode #225, we welcome two-time presenter at TCS Live, Paul Boutilier.
He has worn a lot of hats during his career, but currently works as a Defenceman Specialist, consulting with approximately 40 defenceman, several of whom are current NHL super stars through his company, the 44 Second group.
As you'll find out in this episode, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone who has thought as much about playing defence as Paul has.
Listen as shares his methods for improving a Dman's posture, why the funnel approach to defending should be flipped, and the importance of helping players understand concepts by writing it down.
Edmonton Oilers Assistant Coach Glen Gulutzan: "Road Hockey" approach to the PP, coaching two geniuses and gaining experience in Vegas
In episode #224, we're joined by good friend of The Coaches Site and upcoming TCS Live presenter Glen Gulutzan.
When he steps on stage at TCS Live later this month at the University of Michigan, it will mark the 5th time he has presented at one of our events, and in the process he will hold the pole position when it comes to the most presentations all-time at a TCS event.
But while there is a ton tactical knowledge he’s shared at the conference, the insights you can gleam from his coaching journey in today's interview are equally as valuable.
Listen as he discusses constraints, or lack of them on the power play, cutting your teeth as a coach in Las Vegas, and how he’s learned from all the coaches he’s worked with throughout his career.
I really enjoy the diverse points of view, and the deep knowledge on all things about and related to hockey. Every show reveals so many gems of information. The knowledge nuggets just help capture the key points and I just get so excited to try them out. Great job….keep up the great work.
Great information, great resource, great stories.
I love listening to this podcast. Great educational resource for hockey coaches no matter what age group or level you’re coaching. Top notch guest speakers with some good stories and insights.
Minor hockey at the grass roots level is being left behind, if your coaching like you were coached as a kid, wake up! This is a great resource and stress that without skill development you can’t be competitive, and most important reason we are here is for the development of good people 👍