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    District 9 Spring High Performance Programs

    District 9 has posted the information and tryouts times for the Boys Spring High Performance programs.   These programs are for players with 2008 or 2009 birth years.  We have posted this information on the homepage of our website.  Below is a link to the information from MN hockey on these programs and further below are docements with infomration on the District 9 tryouts, process, and schedule.

    Link to information from MN Hockey on HP Spring Program:



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    Fun Drives the Hockey Engine

    Minnesota Hockey discusses the core of hockey: it's a game, meant to be fun.

    Check out the article here. 

    5 Tips for First-Time Hockey Parents

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

    Read the article here. 

    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

    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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