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Resources: On The Bench
Resources for Players

Hockey Canada

Development Philosophy for Minor Hockey – A guide to developing an appropriate development philosophy for minor hockey programs

Female Development Guide – A guide for developing a minor hockey program for females

Skills Development Model – Creating a Skill Development model for minor hockey

Skills Development Guide – A recommended breakdown of how to organize your practices for teaching skills

USA Hockey

Skills Progression Manual – Learn the appropriate progressions for teaching fundamental skills

Introduction to Body Contact – Learn how to introduce the individual skills associated with body contact as a first step to checking

Advanced Body Contact – A guide to individual and team defense


Seven Great Habits – The Atlanta Thrashers coaching staff provides "tips" to make all players better

Be a good receiver – Former US Olympic Assistant Coach talks about what it is to be a "good receiver"