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Inside the Game - Presented By Flexxcoach & USA Hockey 

Behind The Bench 

There are seven areas of coach competency to be a successful coach. Hal Tearse, Minnesota Hockey Coach in Chief, discusses each area in “How to Be A Successful Coach”

Drill in the CreaseIn the Crease 
In this month’s article Joe Bertagna provides his insights for goalies as they start the season. Whether you are a returning starter; a back-up fighting for a starting job; or the new kid at school, here are some suggestions to start your season. Read More

ADMOff Ice Athlete Development 
Many coaches, parents and athletes believe that the secret to becoming an elite or professional hockey player is early specialization. However, according to the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM). Read More

ADMSkills & Tactics 
Guy Gosselin discusses the importance of practice planning and ice utilization in creating an effective practice environment and the positive impact it will have on athlete development. Read More

From USA Hockey 
flexxcoachUSA Hockey and flexxCOACH have teamed up to bring you the latest in on-line learning for Coaches and Players — the USA Hockey Learning Center. Access the “Learning Center” and learn from the best coaches in the game — NHL; Collegiate and Amateur! View a full range of animated drills; articles; video “tips and lessons” that will help make you a better coach or player. You will be able to enjoy both FREE and Premium (Paid) Content all in one easy to navigate location.

Check out the Hockey Learning Center in order to learn the best Skills; Tactics; Drills; Rules and Strategies of the Game!!

X’s & O’s 
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Winning isn’t Everything! 
Learning to be a great coach takes time and hard work. Peter Davis, Ph.D discusses this in his article “Be the Coach You Want to Be.”