103 episodes

A provocative, in-depth podcast that examines the world of minor hockey, from coaching to program development to the myriad of issues faced by everyone in the game.

Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show Richard Bercuson

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A provocative, in-depth podcast that examines the world of minor hockey, from coaching to program development to the myriad of issues faced by everyone in the game.

    Episode 102 - The Norwegian Blue and Coach Education

    Episode 102 - The Norwegian Blue and Coach Education

    This episode is a unique collaboration with Stuart Armstrong whose podcast is The Talent Equation. His May 28, 2024, show was called "Coach Education is broken." It struck a chord with Grassroots host Richard Bercuson who felt it reminded him of the famous Monty Python Dead Parrot sketch. He connected with Stuart and here's the result: a tripartite discussion with Stuart, Richard, and Dean Holden about coach education's demise.Stuart will simulcast the show on his own podcast soon, once...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 101 - Hockey Coaching Terminology 101

    Episode 101 - Hockey Coaching Terminology 101

    Modern coaching approaches include a litany of expressions, phrases, words and acronyms that are sometimes baffling in what they mean. In this episode, Richard and Dean delve into some of the more common ones and relate them to coaches need to understand about them and how to apply them in minor hockey.Contact: richard(at)grassrootsminorhockey.comTwitter:Richard - @berky544Dean Holden: funlearnreturn@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 100 - The Value of Small Space Activities & Games

    Episode 100 - The Value of Small Space Activities & Games

    Brian Gillam, HEO's Coaching Coordinator and Gold Medal Pathways mentor, delves into the myriad of ways in which small or reduced space practice activities are central to how children will develop both their skills and ability to play games on similar sized areas. Gillam is a longtime proponent of ecological dynamics and constraints led approaches. He explains how important it is for children and teens to be trained in space consistent with their developmental stages and what they can learn f...

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 99 - Hockey Factories through a different lens

    Episode 99 - Hockey Factories through a different lens

    Matt Dumouchelle is a writer for The Coaches Site and assistant GM for a junior A team near Windsor. But he also authored a revelatory five-part series, "Hockey Factories" published last year on thecoachessite.com. A second series focusing on five different hockey organizations in Europe and North America will be out shortly. In this episode Matt shares what can be learned from these clubs, their programs and approaches. He also discusses his own journey in sports, with keen observations abou...

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 98 - Joe Baker: The Tyranny of Talent

    Episode 98 - Joe Baker: The Tyranny of Talent

    One of the more important publications in recent years is The Tyranny of Talent by Prof. Joe Baker. Baker is a professor of kinesiology and physical education at the University of Toronto and inaugural holder of the endowed Tanenbaum chair in sport science, data modelling and sport analytics at U of T’s Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport (TISS). In this episode, he discusses some of the key points of this seminal work and how they relate to hockey and talent identification.The Tyra...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 97 - When science meets art in coaching

    Episode 97 - When science meets art in coaching

    This first episode of 2024 features a discussion about the science that should inform current coaching approaches and how coaches need to now examine the effects on their coaching art. Host Richard Bercuson discusses with Dean Holden and John "the Colombian" Castrillon who has spent decades using game-based approaches in soccer and hockey, even before he was aware of what the science showed.Contact: richard(at)grassrootsminorhockey.comTwitter:Richard - @berky544Dean Holden: funlearnretu...

    • 1 hr 19 min

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