John Russo

Unique and critical coaching situations (part 2)

 

By John Russo
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

 

Last week, I laid out 14 critical coaching times and situations that coaches must prepare for in games. This week we will take a close look at situations 7, 8, 9 and 10.

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Unique and critical coaching situations (part 1)

 

By John Russo
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

 

Over the years, I’ve presented this multi-part series a couple of times – because I think that it is critical that coaches recognize the truly game-changing magnitude of the unique and critical situations in each game. These are the times when coaching is truly important. Times that coaches and players need to know and feel the “pulse” of the game and prepare in advance, and at the time of occurrence. It takes analysis and response. Knowing in advance what these situations are surely helps with analysis and gives coaches a chance to prepare their team with responses.

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Golden Rules for Goalies 2014

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Coaching for understanding, not just X’s & O’s

 

By John Russo
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

 

A friend of mine and one of the finest coaches I have encountered (Craig Sarner) has some strong feelings about effective coaching. Basically (I have heard him say many times), the best game coaches “get out of the way and let their players and teams play.” Well, that’s not totally true, even in Craig’s opinion. There is, however, truth in having a philosophy of not over-coaching.

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Golden Rules for Defensemen

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