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Dan Arel

The Myth of the Parent Coach

Coaching youth hockey is no easy task, and rightfully so. Both USA Hockey and Hockey Canada require minimal training, nominal fees, and do this yearly for as long as you plan to coach. That doesn’t even include the fact that…

Building Relationships

We hear a lot about relationships between coaches and players and how they help build winning teams. Carolina Hurricanes’ head coach Rod Brind’Amour was quoted as saying “I think coaching has become more about the way you relate to players…

Finding Your Team Identity

When our rink was given the go-ahead to open up for training amidst the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to have fully functional team practices for some time and were not allowed to plan games. This made finding our…

Creating A Winning Culture Through Fun

It seems no matter what age group you coach there is an expectation to create a winning culture, and for many that seems to come from doing things “the way they’ve always been done” which means practices right out of…

Time to Pardon Edward Snowden?

In 2013, Edward Snowden, a contractor with the NSA, leaked documents to journalists that exposed the United States mass surveillance program of Americans’ telephone records. When Snowden leaked the documents, he fled immediately to Russia as he was, and still…

How to Choose the Right Messenger

One of the most common questions users have when it comes to privacy is about messaging services. It seems almost all of them mention some level of privacy or encryption to entice the user to sign up for their service,…