Minor League Hockey
A minor league hockey team has its own special needs and requirements. Much
of that has to do with expense and training issues. Unlike the pros, which have
everything they could possibly want or need, minor league hockey often has to
be more nimble and more frugal.
In the past, getting information on how to best train a minor league hockey
team or a youth hockey league was hard. Most of the information was passed on
from one coach or manager to the next and little was actually written down about
the many aspects of the game that all coaches and managers and even the officials
needed in order to do their jobs. But that has changed now.
Hockey Source has created a website that contains a ton of useful information
for minor league hockey coaches, managers, officials, players, trainers and parents.
This information is free and everyone who is interested in this fantastic sport
is encouraged to come visit and read up on the topics that interest them.
We have topics on such things as:
- Managing: We have a lot of information that is geared toward the manager
and his or her role. Tips on how to best keep up with the administrative duties
that are required of a manager as well as other timely tips.
- Coaches: Our site contains free information that can help any coach do his
or her job better. From how to best plan a practice session to how to communicate
effectively, we have covered most (if not all) of the various issues that coaches
will face on a daily basis. We also have a section on ethics and how and why
a coach needs to be a bit more careful these days than in the past.
- Officials: We have one of the best sections around for those interested
in becoming game officials. We share with you the basics as well as some advanced
knowledge. This is designed to help both new and experienced officials do their
- Parents: We have many areas that are designed to help parents get their
kids started in a youth hockey league. We cover such things as equipment and
safety as well as some general questions and answers that many parents have,
especially if they are new to the game.
You can see all of this and more at www.thehockeysource.tv.