56 News Stories

More sleep = a better player?

Mon Aug 21, 2017 - Scott Morello
Here's another reason to get a good night's sleep!

Featured Drill: PVC Pipe Stickhandling

Thu Aug 17, 2017 - Scott Morello
Keep skills sharp in the off-season!        

Hockey Season is Just Weeks Away

Mon Aug 14, 2017 - North Reading Youth Hockey
A cold rink sounds good right now.

Dry Land Stick Handling

Sun Apr 9, 2017 -
These videos feature NHL stars like Patrick Kane when he played with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program

Parents’ guide to growth spurts and development

Sun Apr 9, 2017 - Michael Rand
We might like to think of progress in life as linear, but often it’s not. It comes in a series of bursts and slowdowns, gains and setbacks.

Player safety and the culture of playing through pain

Wed Mar 8, 2017 - By Blake Schuster
Players and fans love to tout it. The media is quick to promote it. Man, hockey players sure are tough. Staying in the game, playing through pain. It’s come to define a sport that’s as intense as it is exciting. And it’s a trait valued in the top leagues. But if we’re not careful, as parents and coaches, is it sending the wrong message to our younger players who are still learning the game? Dr. Larry Lauer, former consultant for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and USA Hockey’s Coaching Edu

Kunin on the little things that pay big dividends

Wed Mar 8, 2017 - By Evan Sporer - Special to
Luke Kunin generates a lot of scoring chances, but it’s not always the flashy plays that put points on the board. Growing up in St. Louis, he had plenty of people to emulate in the hockey world. He was surrounded by former NHL pros turned youth coaches such as Keith Tkachuk, Al MacInnis, Jeff Brown and Jamie Rivers, who combined to score more than 1,000 NHL goals. Yet, when Kunin reflects on his development as a youth, it's not his coaches’ collective goal-scoring prowess that he credits. "They were peop


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