Your chance to listen to Hockey Talk Radio is on hold for another week or so, this so we can move that station to a great new airtime provider. Once we’re back on the air, however, there’s the chance to place a player on your own hockey related website or blog. Yes, you’ll be able to easily install a Hockey Talk Radio player there. In the meantime, please keep track of updates on our Hockey Talk Radio website.
If any of the following intrigues a non-member, please explore What CoachChic.com Membership is All About.
May – 2017!
My guess is that some guys and gals get a touch of cold feet before trying something new like this. However, I assure everyone that it’s easy to join and really easy to participate:
Regular CoachChic.com members should NOT register separately, but just sign in with their regular login information.
Non-members need only use this link to create their own User Name and Password. Once you’re in, there’s no need to enroll again. (Non-members are advised to join now, because I’m not sure how long this feature will remain free to everyone.) If nothing else right now, I hope you’ll click on the CC Message Board logo and browse the current questions.
If you’re a hockey coach or a very serious hockey parent, please look into a new sister site aimed specifically at Hockey Drills Only.
As an FYI… I started a poll many months ago, that having to do with Stick Grips, or how a coach or player grips a stick. There are only three boxes to check there, so I hope many more visitors will provide their input — hey, the larger the sample size, the more the results should mean to us. Coaches might also want to follow the results as they develop, in case they have deal with this issue for their players. I urge serious hockey folks to keep tabs on that poll, too, as they formulate their own opinions.
I managed to at least come close to keeping all my promises for the past month, with the exception of a few posts. Part of what stalls things is that I frequently find the need to tackle unannounced questions that come in via our Ask The Coach feature, and a few other ideas sparked by some of the newsletters I receive. With that, here we go for the coming month…
Among the posts you can expect to see:
I am back to updating My Best Posts about every two weeks now, but that kind of depends on the kinds of topics that are appropriate for the time of year, etc.
With that, I’m now concentrating on the earliest part of the new off-season. At the same time, I want you to know that I’m still open to questions concerning your special problems or needs — both members and non-members can submit them via our Ask The Coach link up above. As usual, I doubt I’m leaving myself much breathing room, but I’m still encouraging more members to submit questions. I’ll also be keeping my eyes peeled for anything of urgency that I think would help my members…
Up fairly soon is “Biomechanics and Hockey“.
I just ran across something that’s going to be good for all members to understand — it’s called “Differences in National sports systems“.
With an eye towards using the coming off-season weeks and months to our best advantage, I’ll be posting two articles from a hockey parents viewpoint: “If I Had A Young Hockey Player” will be up first, and “If I Had A Teenaged Hockey Player” will come a little later.
After delaying for awhile, I’m going to very start gradually moving all the new videos I created for the “Hockey Drills Only” group. Those videos will eventually be removed from the Facebook group, but they’ll remain in the CoachChic.com pages for members only.
Again, that’s not all I’ll be doing this coming month, but just the bare minimum. Also, I’d love to hear from members and non-members alike, with any problems they’re having near the midpoint of this young hockey season.
Don’t fail to check out two weekly updates that might not be easy to spot or remember…
I resurrect one (and sometimes two or three) of my best posts — usually about every two weeks, under the category of that name. My fear is that some really great stuff gets buried amid 1000+ posts, so this is my way of bringing really worthwhile information to your attention.
Also, I continue to update my Weekend Reading List each Friday or Saturday, that to include some articles and videos that are really good, but not necessarily up to posting here.
Then, I want to remind all visitors about our two new “sister sites” that aim to fill in some gaps… Coach Chic’s Hockey Diary allows me to share some thoughts on slightly off-topic subjects, as well as share with readers a little about my personal life as a hockey coach. More hockey specific is my resurrected Hockey Secrets Podcast. Check it out, especially if you like listening versus reading.
Don’t forget to listen to Hockey Talk Radio as you walk, jog, drive or putter around the yard. We have some awesome shows there, including a number of very informative ones — on skills, coaching, nutrition, working out, and more.
Members have helped me a lot in finding missing pics or videos created by the switch from our old server to the new one. So, while I can’t exactly scratch that “Under Construction” sign just yet, I think it is getting closer and closer to retirement. Still I’m asking members to please let me know if they discover a link, audio or video that doesn’t work. It’s hard for me to inspect every one of the 700-ish posts within this site, so I do need more sets of eyes scanning with me. I can fix things — in a jiff, if I only know where the problem lies. So, please email me (or leave a comment under the problem post) and let me know any errors you may have found.
Lastly, I want to remind members again… If there’s anything you’d like me to address as far as a hockey problems go, please don’t fail to use our Ask The Coach link up above, or you can now post a question in the new CC Hockey Message Board.
Yours in hockey,