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    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

    1960 Olympic Gold Medalist Paul Johnson with our mites

    Olympic gold medal winner Paul Johnson recently visited our mites.  See our mite page for more details. - Coach Will

    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. 

    Building Balance at 8U

    Help your child develop mentally and physically with sports.

    Read the full article from USA Hockey here. 


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