Just a few thoughts, as members and non-members alike sit back and watch CCC TV’s Hockey Weekly…
— Dennis Chighisola
How to Watch CCC TV’s Hockey Weekly
I start here by sharing two little secrets…
First, I probably started my hockey coaching career in a hole, solely because I wasn’t a retired former pro player. A semi-pro player, sure, but that doesn’t cut it when you’re standing in line looking for a coaching job.
Secondly, though, I was lucky to be born with an innate drive to study anything that truly interested me. And, that, believe it or not, helped me gradually leapfrog a lot of guys with far more impressive playing credentials. In fact, as time went along, a lot of those former pros would come to me for advice or an opinion.
That established, can you appreciate how I’d seldom just “watch” the kind of information made available in each episode of our CCC TV’s Hockey Weekly? Ya, you can bet on it.
I never watched a video or read any kind of book related to my work without having some writing utensils at the ready. And that reminds me of something else, too…
I’ve worked with a pretty full plate for several decades now, so I absolutely hate having to redo “stuff”. I like to do it once, do it right, and then move on.
How does this relate to the way I’d watch CCC TV’s Hockey Weekly? Well, I’d take something like Oldrich’s drill segment from Episode 1, and I’d rerun it a kzillion times. I wouldn’t miss a thing in this way, and…
Once I had a record of the drill ideas Oly had shared, I’d never have to go back to that video segment again. Got the idea? I’d study that video only once (but maybe several times over), I’d do it right in my note taking, and then I’d move on.
Of course, that part about moving on was only possible if I neatly filed those drill ideas, so that I could refer to them in the future, and not have to go through the long video again.
As long time member know well, I have worn out videos in my want to study a skating stride or the breakdown of some other skill. Once again, however, those video studies were nothing like watching a movie with Brenda, purely for enjoyment.
So, while you might want to occasionally watch some CCC TV’s Hockey Weekly segments solely for the latter purpose, be sure to have paper and pencils ready for the parts you don’t want to ever forget. This advice is not only helpful to CoachChic.com members, but it should be especially helpful to non-members who might never see the videos again.