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HELMET RULE
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Why do you coach?
  Why do you coach?  I coach because ...  ...
MORE Clinics in the New England District
   More New England District Clinics are posted. ...
CLINIC in the NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT
   CLINICS in the NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT. There...
Training Decision Making
  Interesting training on decision making. https://twitter.com/TheUofStrength/status/1020707365732212736/video/1 ...
We need officials ... so behave!
  We need officials ... so behave. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/sports/referee-parents-abuse-videos.html ...
POWER of PRACTICE
  The benefit of a well-crafted practice far out...
Parents Role in Youth Sports
  Some thoughts of how parents should act at youth...
More Evidence of Playing Multiple Sports
  More evidence of how playing other sports help...
Playing Multiple Sports
  Playing multiple sports helps you be a better...
HAVE FUN!!!
  Players want to have FUN!!! ...
Heart Warming Story
  Heart warming story about sportsmanship and compassion...
EARLY SPECIALIZATION VIDEO
  Early Specialization: Great video on early specialization....
Why Early Specialization is Not Good for Young Athletes
  PEDIATRICIANS SAY CHILDREN SHOULDN'T SPECIALIZE...
Dynamic Warm-Up in limited space.
  Dynamic Warm-Up in limited space.  A dynamic...
Body Checking Study in Youth Hockey in Canada
  Study of the Body Checking in Youth Hockey in...
Cross-Ice at NHL Camps
  Cross-Ice Prominent at NHL Development Camp http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/670073?referrer_id=1474672 ...
SUCCESS: What are you doing to SUCCEED?
  SUCCESS: What people see and what people do not...
Youth Players Code of Conduct
  Youth Players Code of Conduct ...
PLAYING OTHER SPORTS - BETTER HOCKEY PLAYER
  Why you should play sports other than hockey. ...
 
 
LAST CLINICS in the NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT
by Larry Rocha posted 12/12/2018

LAST CLINICS in NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT
 
There are several clinics that are still available to coaches.  Please make sure to get the information out to coaches so the can get properly certified before the December 31 deadline.
 
Level 1 … Keene, NH … 12-14-2018 … 26 seats available
Level 1 … Lyndon, VT … 12-15-2018 … 19 seats available
Level 1 … Northford, CT … 12-16-2018 … 15 seats available
Level 2 … Keene, NH … 12-15-2018 … 13 seats available
Level 3 … Keene, NH … 12-16-2018 … 57 seats available
 
 
HELMET RULE
by Larry Rocha posted 9/25/2018

USA Hockey & the New England District:  Requirements Regarding On-Ice Helmet Usage
Please read this important information below, which pertains to ALL registered hockey programs in the New England District. This includes towns and clubs that are registered and participate with USA Hockey. It is effective immediately.
As you may already know, USA Hockey has had a helmet rule on the books for several years which has required all USA Hockey certified coaches and volunteers to wear helmets when they are on the ice.
At USA Hockey's Annual Congress in June 2018, USA Hockey amended this rule to add a mandatory 30-day suspension from all activities involving USA Hockey registered programs for failure to comply with the rule.
See USAH Rules and Regulation IV (A) on page 142 of USA Hockey’s Annual Guide
 
 
Why do you coach?
by Larry Rocha posted 9/7/2018

Why do you coach?  I coach because ... 

 
 
MORE Clinics in the New England District
by Larry Rocha posted 8/30/2018


More New England District Clinics are posted.  Register now.  Please do not wait until the last minute.   Deadline to be properly certified (clinics) is December 31 and October 31 for split season teams.

 
 
CLINIC in the NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT
by Larry Rocha posted 8/21/2018


CLINICS in the NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT. There are over 20 clinics posted on the USA Hockey website. There are more to come but please make sure you register for a clinic as soon as possible as clinics tend to fill up quick.
https://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics

 
 
Training Decision Making
by Larry Rocha posted 7/23/2018

Interesting training on decision making.

https://twitter.com/TheUofStrength/status/1020707365732212736/video/1

 
 
We need officials ... so behave!
by Larry Rocha posted 7/19/2018

We need officials ... so behave.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/sports/referee-parents-abuse-videos.html

 
 
POWER of PRACTICE
by Larry Rocha posted 6/9/2018

The benefit of a well-crafted practice far out weigh what can be gained in a game.

http://www.usahockeymagazine.com/article/2014-09/power-practice

 
 
Parents Role in Youth Sports
by Larry Rocha posted 3/23/2018

Some thoughts of how parents should act at youth sports.

https://www.facebook.com/thestatenews/videos/10156023349210575/

 
 
More Evidence of Playing Multiple Sports
by Larry Rocha posted 2/5/2018

More evidence of how playing other sports help develop the athlete. Center, Jason Kelce, from the Philly Eagles talks about playing multiple sports.

https://twitter.com/chrismpeters/status/960573192132849665?s=09

 
 
Playing Multiple Sports
by Larry Rocha posted 2/3/2018

Playing multiple sports helps you be a better athlete and hockey player. Check out the athletes playing in the Super Bowl.

 
 
HAVE FUN!!!
by Larry Rocha posted 10/23/2017

HAVE FUN!!!

Players want to have FUN!!!

 
 
Heart Warming Story
by Larry Rocha posted 2/9/2017

Heart warming story about sportsmanship and compassion for a fellow athlete.

http://damnbored.tv/basketball-player-yells-opponent-crowd-erupt/?=postplanner_utm_source%3Dfacebook.com

 
 
EARLY SPECIALIZATION VIDEO
by Larry Rocha posted 11/6/2016

Early Specialization: Great video on early specialization. Do you know any parents like the ones in the video? The hockey parents are about half way through the video but the whole thing is worth a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ezBrpaJO0&feature=youtu.be

 
 
Why Early Specialization is Not Good for Young Athletes
by Larry Rocha posted 9/24/2016

PEDIATRICIANS SAY CHILDREN SHOULDN'T SPECIALIZE IN A SINGLE SPORT UNTIL AGE 15-16, IF AT ALL

https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2016/09/pediatricians-say-children-shouldnt-specialize-single-sport-until-age-15-16-i 

 
 
Dynamic Warm-Up in limited space.
by Larry Rocha posted 8/22/2016

Dynamic Warm-Up in limited space.  A dynamic warm-up should be done at every practice before the on-ice practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfG6FRFlar4

 
 
Body Checking Study in Youth Hockey in Canada
by Larry Rocha posted 7/29/2016

Study of the Body Checking in Youth Hockey in Canada helps support USA Hockey's change in the age group (14U) when Body Checking is allowed.  It is the coaches responsibility at the 12U age group to teach body checking (both giving and receiving) so the players are prepared at the 14U level.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/calgary/hockey-concussions-down-peewee-bodychecking-ban-1.3697371

 
 
Cross-Ice at NHL Camps
by Larry Rocha posted 7/16/2016

Cross-Ice Prominent at NHL Development Camp

http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/670073?referrer_id=1474672

 
 
SUCCESS: What are you doing to SUCCEED?
by Larry Rocha posted 7/13/2016

SUCCESS: What people see and what people do not see.  What are your players doing to SUCCEED?

 
 
Youth Players Code of Conduct
by Larry Rocha posted 4/13/2016

Youth Players Code of Conduct

 
 
PLAYING OTHER SPORTS - BETTER HOCKEY PLAYER
by Larry Rocha posted 3/19/2016

Why you should play sports other than hockey.  It will make you a BETTER HOCKEY PLAYER.

http://howtohockey.com/why-you-should-play-sports-other-than-hockey/