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      5 Tips for First-Time Hockey Parents

      USA Hockey gives some tips on being a first-time hockey parent. 

      Read the article here. 

      Get Your Coaching Training Here!

      Check out all the SafeSport online training and make sure your coaching credentials are up-to-date for the 2017-2018 season.

      Click here for USA Hockey Coach Training

      Does Talent Really Matter at 8U? - Jessi Hinrichs

      Former NHL defenseman and United States National Team alumnus Brian Pothier comments on advantages and disadvantages of talent early in a player's development. 

      Read the full article here. 

      5 misconceptions of 8U development - Michael Caples

      Zack Doyen, Director of Hockey for Orchard Lake United the first USA Hockey Model Association, discusses misconception in training 8U. 

      Read about it here.

      "If they’re not failing, they’re not improving" - Michael Rand

      USA Hockey and the ADM talks about failing and the road to success. The article discusses coaching strategies and mindsets for parents. 

      Check it out here. 

      "Exercising the Mental Muscle" - Jessi Pierce USA Hockey

      Check out the article from USA Hockey and the American Development Model website on mental toughness and the importance of having fun.

      Exercising the Mental Muscle with Bob Motzko

      NHA Achieves "Gold" Status from MN Hockey for Growth

      The Northfield Hockey Association was recognized by Minnesota Hockey for our growth efforts. 

      Read the full article here. 

      How 8-Year-Olds Learn Best

      From USA Hockey and their American Development Model, they discuss how your young skater will get the most out of practice and what's better, to praise or to scold. 

      Read the full article here. 

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