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From recruiting to bench management and everywhere in between, Glass & Out is hosted by Kelvin Cech and Aaron Wilbur, two hockey coaches with a unique passion for digging deep into the trials and tribulations presented by the grind of the game.

Kelvin Cech & Aaron Wilbur


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    US NTDP U18 Head Coach Dan Muse: Benefits of teaching high school history, focusing on habits and concepts and investing in your coaching staff

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 81:46


    In episode 198 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we welcome Dan Muse, Head Coach of the US National Development Programs U18 Team. If you attended TCS Live this past June, then you would have seen Muse on stage presenting on The Importance of the Second Player in Puck Support and Puck Pressure. Stay tuned for that presentation coming later this season on The Coaches Site. Muse got his start in coaching as an Assistant Coach at Milton Academy, following a four year playing career at Stonehill College, where he majored in Criminal Justice. He worked his way into the Div I ranks, beginning at Sacred Heart University, before joining Keith Allain's staff at Yale. In 2013, Yale captured the programs first ever National Championship. While at Yale, Muse also participated in the World Junior Championships on two occasions as the Video Coaches for Team USA. In 2015, he was named the Head Coach of the USHL's Chicago Steel. Despite the program having gone seven seasons without the reaching the post-season, Muse led them on a remarkable turn around, capturing a Clark Cup Championship in only his second season. From there, Muse was hired by Peter Laviolette and the Nashville Predators, where he spent the next three seasons and was a part of the 2017-2018 Predators team that captured the NHL's Presidents Trophy. Muse then joined the US National Development Team Program, where he is now in charge of the U18 team. Listen as he discusses the benefits of teaching a high school history class, why you should focus on habits and concepts with your team, and why great coaches invest in the other coaches on their staff.

    Team Czechia Head Coach Carla MacLeod: Keeping joy in the game, fixing one team aspect, and how to instill confidence in your players

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 63:05


    Carla MacLeod, Head Coach of both the University of Calgary Women's program as well as the Czechia National Women's team, joins us for episode 197 of the Glass and Out Podcast. MacLeod is currently in her second season with the Dinos program, and will be leading Czechia at the upcoming World Championships after guiding the team to its first ever medal at the 2022 event in August. Her unique ability to inspire what some may consider underdog programs have helped her gain notoriety in the hockey community. From 2011 through 2014, MacLeod was an Assistant Coach with the Japanese National team and helped it qualify for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It was the first time they had done so since hosting the first female Olympic tournament at the '98 games in Nagano. MacLeod got her coaching career started with the Edge School's U18 Female program. In 2020, the program captured the first ever Canadian Sport School Hockey League Female U18 Prep division Championship. During her tenure, the team upheld an average GPA of 89%, 98% of her players went on to pursue post secondary studies and 88% continued their hockey career. As a player, she patrolled the blueline for Canada's National Women's team for five seasons, capturing two Olympic Gold Medals, the second of which was at the 2010 games in Vancouver. She is also a member of the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as the Alberta SportsHall of Fame. In this episode we discuss why it's important to keep joy in the game, when you should focus on one thing with your team, and how she approaches inspiring and instilling confidence in her players.

    Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Head Coach Brad Yetman: Becoming one of the youngest coaches in Junior Hockey, grading players in practice and the power of vulnerability

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 78:36


    In episode 196 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we're joined by Brad Yetman, Head Coach of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey. At just 31-years-old, Yetman is one of hockey's up and coming coaching talents. He is currently in the midst of his fourth season with the Huskies. In 2019, he was hired as an Assistant Coach on Mario Pouliot's staff. Late in his third season, he took over the reigns as Interim Head Coach after Pouliot stepped away from the team due to health issues. He was ultimately handed the role full time, despite barely two years of experience coaching at the Major Junior level. It's also worth noting that Yetman is the first New Foundlander to be a Head Coach at the Major Junior level.   Prior to joining the Huskies, Brad was the Head Coach of the East Coast Blizzards program, in the Newfoundland U18 Major Hockey League. During this time he also scouted for the Shawinigan Cataracts, the team that originally drafted him in the Q.   As a player, he spent four seasons in junior hockey, but had to retire early due to concussions. He then shifted his focus away from playing hockey to his education, as he earned a Masters in Education and Counseling Psychology   Listen as he shares his experiences as one of the youngest coaches in Major Junior Hockey, the value of grading player performance in practice, and why players will only be vulnerable if they recognize their coach is willing to be vulnerable as well.

    LA Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan: The I in Team, player vs coach's mindset, and developing a player support system

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 41:20


    For episode 195, we're going back into The Coaches Site vault to hear LA Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan's 2021 Virtual Hockey Summit presentation titled "Coaching: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond." The talk is a foundational piece of content for coaches of all levels and provides a practical framework, particularly at the youth level, on how to handle adversity and shape their approach to the season. Over the past 28 years, McLellan has been a coach in the SJHL, WHL, IHL, AHL & NHL, and in all but three of those seasons, he's been at the helm. He's in his eighth season as NHL Head Coach and third with the Los Angeles Kings. McLellan has a Stanley Cup under his belt from his time with the Detroit Red Wings in 2007-08, and on January 2, 2022, he won his 500th NHL game, becoming the 27th coach in league history to accomplish the feat. Listen as McLellan shares his thoughts about why there certainly is an I in team, a player's mindset versus a coach's mindset, and how to develop a player support system that promotes individualism.

    Hockey Factories Podcast Ep. 1: Youth Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 41:23


    The Coaches Site is proud to announce the launch of the Hockey Factories Podcast! In this series, you will hear from the coaches, managers and players who helped bring the first five Hockey Factories articles to life. Listen as you get exclusive insight into the rooms where Sidney Crosby, Leon Draisaitl, Rasmus Dahlin and hundreds of others got their starts and developed into some of the brightest stars in the NHL. Check out episode 1, where Matt Dumouchelle examines youth development and where Shattuck-St. Mary's School, the Okanagan Hockey Academy, Adler Mannheim, Jokerit and Frolunda leave their marks on a player's career. Subscribe now to the Hockey Factories Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you listen to your podcasts.

    TCS Contributor Matt Dumouchelle: Hockey Factories origins, key takeaways from top hockey programs and plans for season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 67:43


    In episode 194 of the Glass and Out hockey podcast, we welcome The Coaches Site Contributor Matt Dumouchelle, who's definitely had a week to remember. You may know Dumouchelle best from his series Hockey Factories, which provides a deep dive into he top hockey development programs in the world. Well, the series was such a success that we've turned the first five organization profiles into a PDF E-Book! You can download your copy now for free. On top of that, we've collaborated with Dumouchelle to create the Hockey Factories Podcast. You can now hear from the coaches, managers and players who helped bring the first five Hockey Factories articles to life.  The first two episodes are now available, with episode one focusing on youth development and episode two on coaching. In addition to his writing, he is also currently the Assistant GM for the Leamington Flyers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Listen as we explore the story behind the origins of Hockey Factories, his key takeaways from talking to some of the top talent developers in the game, and what he's got planned for season two.

    TV Host Tara Slone: Passion for story-telling, reshaping hockey's culture and riding shotgun with Ron MacLean

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 67:48


    Tara Slone, former host of Rogers Hometown Hockey, joins us this week on the Glass and Out Podcast. If you're Canadian, you're familiar with Slone's work and her gift for sharing the stories of countless Canadians whose personal journeys have been shaped by their connection to hockey. These people make up the hockey fabric that continues to insulate Canada's culture. You may also know Slone as the lead singer of Joydrop, a Juno nominated band who released two albums and the hit singles “Beautiful” and “Sometimes Wanna Die.” For eight seasons, she hosted Hometown Hockey alongside co-host and Canadian icon, Ron MacLean. The show was a weekly profile of a Canadian city, highlighting the local players, people and stories who make up the communities' hockey culture. In 2020, she was named host of a weekly Sportsnet docuseries called Top of Her Game, which focused on women's rights through interviews with female athletes, builders and executives. Overall, Slone is a positive change agent and continues to use her platform to advocate for human rights and a more inclusive society both in and outside of sport. Listen as she shares her love for story-telling, solutions for reshaping hockey's culture and riding shotgun on the road with Ron MacLean.

    University of Minnesota-Duluth Head Coach Scott Sandelin: Competition in practice, being an "every-day-er" and building program success

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 65:39


    For this week's episode of the Glass and Out hockey podcast, it's our pleasure to be joined by three-time National Champion Scott Sandelin, Head Coach of the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. The Hibbing, Minnesota native is currently in his 23rd season with the Bulldogs. In that time, he's helped them become one of the top programs in college hockey, both in terms of wins, championships and moving players onto the National Hockey League. In 2011, the Bulldogs captured their first ever National Championship by defeating the Michigan Wolverines 3-2 in overtime. Then in 2018 and 2019, UMD became just the third school in NCAA history to win back-to-back National Champions. In total, Sandelin has led the Bulldogs to six NCAA Frozen Four Tournaments, three conference playoff Championships and finished a top of their conference nine times during the regular season. In 2004, Sandelin received the Spenser Penrose Award, presented to the top coach in college hockey and has twice has been named the head coach of Team USA at the World Junior Championships. As a player, Sandelin was a member of Team USA at the 1984 World Junior Championships, named Captain of the UND Fighting Sioux in both his Junior and Senior seasons, and was selected 40th overall by the Montreal Canadians at the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He played 25 games in the NHL over a six-year professional career, before injuries forced him into retirement. In today's conversation, we'll discuss how to create healthy competition in practice, the definition of an ‘Every-Day-Er,'and why he's content with continuing to build on the success of the UMD program.

    Red Berenson and Jack Parker: Revisiting legendary careers, what they miss most and the state of today's game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 78:50


    To celebrate the success of our second annual College Hockey Inc. Virtual Coaching Clinic, we're excited to share this conversation from last year's event, featuring college hockey coaching legends Red Berenson and Jack Parker. Parker, now 77-years-old, has a resume that speak for itself: he served as the Head Coach at Boston University for 40 seasons and posted an overall record of 897-472-115. His 897 wins rank third all-time and mark the most of any college hockey coach at the same institution. Parker reached the 20-win mark in 27 seasons, won three NCAA titles, four consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference crowns, 21 Beanpots and seven Hockey East titles. He holds the record for NCAA tournament appearances as a coach with 24. Berenson, meanwhile, now 82-years-old, is synonymous with the University of Michigan, where he spent 33 seasons behind the bench, leading the Wolverines to 23 NCAA tournaments and a pair of National Championships. In 1,366 games with Berenson as coach, Michigan went 848–426–92. For his outstanding service to hockey in the United States, the NHL honoured Berenson with the Lester Patrick Award in 2006. He's also a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Listen as we revisit two incredible careers, what they miss most about coaching and their thoughts on the state of today's game from a coaching and player perspective.

    Soo Greyhounds Head Coach John Dean: Gameday in the Soo, running for mental health and trusting your player's instincts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 66:02


    This week on the Glass and Out Podcast, we're joined by Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds head coach John Dean. Dean is entering his fifth season behind the bench in the Soo. During his tenure, the Greyhounds have qualified for the playoffs each season (keeping in mind the playoffs were cancelled in 2020 and 2021) and advanced to second round on both occasions. Dean and his staff have developed eight NHL draft picks and continue to make the Greyhounds program a destination for prospective prospects. He began his coaching career with the North York Rangers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, starting as an assistant coach, before being promoted to the club's head coach after two seasons. In 2014, he returned to North Bay, where he played his junior hockey, to join the North Bay Battalion on Stan Butler's staff. After three seasons in the OHL, Dean returned to the OJHL, this time with the Toronto Patriots, where he led the team to a regular season title with a 40-8-3-3 record and was named the league's Coach of the Year. He would also be named the head coach of Team East at the CJHL Top Prospects Game. In this episode, we discuss what a game day in the Soo looks like, how he uses running as a form of staying mentally healthy, and how he sets and enforces a high standard with his players.

    Barry Trotz: Expansion season with Nashville, leaning into getting uncomfortable celebrating Cup wins in the streets

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 100:39


    We have a great show for you this week! Barry Trotz, a Stanley Cup champion and two-time Jack Adams award winner who is third on the NHL's all time wins list with 914, joins us for episode 189. You're going to need a notepad for this one. While most should be familiar with his long list of accomplishments, what truly stands out about Trotz is that he is regarded as one of the true gentlemen in our sport. Trotz grew up in Dauphin, Manitoba, and began his coaching journey as the head coach of the local junior team, the Dauphin Kings, when he was just 23-years-old. By 25, he was the head coach of his alma mater, the University of Manitoba. From there, Trotz began scouting for the Washington Capitals and was eventually named an assistant coach with the Baltimore Skipjacks, Washington's then AHL affiliate, a position he held for half a season before being promoted as the team's head coach. Trotz continued to lead Washington's farm team for five more seasons, which included a relocation to Portland, Maine. Then in 1997, David Poile, then General Manager of the Capitals, was named GM of the expansion Nashville Predators and offered Trotz the chance to be an NHL head coach. Fifteen years later, he was the longest active tenured coach in the NHL. Following his time Nashville, Trotz returned to Washington to lead the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 2018. The next season, he joined the NY Islanders and guided them on back-to-back Cinderella runs to the Eastern Conference Championship, losing the Tampa Bay Lightning on both occasions. In this episode, we discuss his expansion season with the Predators, leaning into getting uncomfortable, and why you should always take the party to the streets following a Stanley Cup Championship.

    TCS Contributor Dan Arel: Half ice practices, the challenges of being a parent-coach and keeping kids playing the game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 74:23


    This week's guest isn't a household name in the hockey world quite yet, but if you follow or are a member of The Coaches Site, then you'll recognize the name. Dan Arel has quickly become one of the most popular TCS contributors. In addition to his writing, Arel is the Director of Coach & Player Development for the San Diego Oilers Hockey Club. In our world, that's a potent combination, because while there are lots of experts out there when it comes to developing elite players or leading professional teams, there are few experts, at least few of them who are willing to share their experiences, at the grassroots levels. And that's Arel's wheelhouse. Coaching and developing programs focused on players who have yet to turn professional and likely never will. In addition to his Director role with the San Diego Oilers, he is also the Head Coach of the programs U12 A team, where he coaches his son. He holds his Level 4 certification through USA Hockey and in 2020 was named the San Diego Gulls Foundation Coach of the Year. In today's episode, we'll discuss making the most out of half ice practices, the challenges of being a parent-coach and how he believes we can keep kids playing the game, regardless of skill level.

    Augustana University Head Coach Garrett Raboin: Starting a program from scratch, running a two player practice and not putting a limit on success

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 54:50


    For this week's Glass and Out podcast, we're excited to welcome Garrett Raboin, Head Coach of Augustana University. With the Viking Men's Hockey Program joining NCAA Division I hockey next season, Raboin is currently in the process of building the program from the ground up. Everything is new and will have his fingerprints on it when the Vikings debut next season. New rink, new uniforms, new conference, new players - new everything! Raboin comes to Augustana from the University of Minnesota, where he was an assistant coach on Bob Motzko's staff for four seasons. Prior to his time with the Gophers, he was an assistant coach at his Alma Mater, St. Cloud State University, also working under Motzko. As a player, Raboin was the captain of St. Cloud State during the final two seasons of his collegiate career, which speaks to his character and perseverance when you consider he was a walk onto the program. In this episode, we'll touch on his strategy for running a two player practice, the decision making process of selecting the seating arrangement in the locker room, to the colour of carpet in the players lounge, and why he's choosing to not to put any limits on his team once they drop the puck on their inaugural season.

    Minnesota Wild Head Coach Dean Evason: Training camp prep, communication tactics and shutting down MacKinnon.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 47:39


    This past weekend, our team at The Coaches Site had the opportunity to visit the Twin Cities and participate in the Minnesota Hockey Hockey Directors Conference. The event was an opportunity for Hockey Directors from across Minnesota to meet in advance of the season, learn about new ideas on both the player development and administration side of running a minor hockey association, along with picking each others brains. We had the pleasure of being joined by Minnesota Wild head coach Dean Evason to record a live edition of the podcast in front of those in attendance. Evason is entering his fifth season with the Wild and fourth as the organization's head coach. Last year, the Wild finished a mere six points back of the eventual Stanley Cup Champions Colorado Avalanche and there is a belief in the local hockey community that this team is poised to contend for a Stanley Cup. Evason, who is making his second appearance on Glass and Out, dives deep into his coaching staff's preparations for training camp and how they operate together throughout the season. Listen as we discuss the importance of being overly prepared, mixing up the way you communicate your message, and how the Wild approach shutting down Nathan MacKinnon.

    Dr. Jody Carrington: Connecting with players, staying regulated, and the superpower of "lighting up"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 70:30


    Welcome back everyone! The hockey season is finally here and we're happy to return for season 5 of the Glass and Out podcast. To kick things off, we welcome Dr. Jody Carrington. Dr. Carrington is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma. Having grown up in Viking, Alberta, home of the Sutter brothers, she worked on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary for 10 years. Through her experience she's developed an affinity for helping teams and organizations solve their most complex, human centered problems. Today, a lot of her work is focused on the Big People, as she describes them, who are in a position to look after the little people, or kids. As she puts it, through the relationships that young children have with their caregivers, they begin to develop the “story” of themselves and others around them. They decide two things: if they are worthy of love and support and if they are capable and competent beings. When they have these things in place, they have a much greater chance of developing into strong and healthy adults. If you have ever questioned the importance of your role in the lives of the players you coach, you won't after today. In addition to her work as a psychologist, she's also the best selling author of three books, Kids These Days, Teachers These Days and the soon to be released Feeling Seen. Listen as she shares how we connect with our players, the importance of staying regulated and self-care, and why "lighting up" is every coaches superpower.

    Season 5 begins next week + the most important video in TCS history

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 11:34


    We're thrilled to announce that the Glass and Out podcast returns next week for season 5! We've got an exciting lineup of guests and lots of new features that we can't wait to share with you. In the meantime, we just released likely the most important video in The Coaches Site's history. NHL on ESPN play by play broadcaster Leah Hextall shares her raw, emotional and shocking, but sadly not surprising, experience after he first season calling in the NHL. Aaron Wilbur explains how the presentation came to be an why it's a must-watch for everyone in the hockey and sporting community.

    New York Islanders Assistant Coach Brian Wiseman: Live at TCS Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 72:55


    We've arrived at our final Glass and Out episode of the hockey season. For the finale, we welcome newly hired New York Islanders assistant coach Brian Wiseman, who joined us for another in-person interview at last month's TCS Live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wiseman just completed his third season as an assistant with Edmonton, in which the Oilers made it to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2006. He's an alumni of the University of Michigan as both a player and coach, where he spent eight seasons as an assistant coach. He now joins the Islanders, along with new head coach Lane Lambert and fellow assistant Doug Houda. Hear Wiseman detail what went into the Oilers' lengthy playoff run, how his relationship and appreciation for legendary coach Red Berenson has helped shape his career, and how his transition from a press box role to on the bench helped him see the game from a different perspective. We want to thank everyone for tuning in this season and making us a regular part of your weekly routine. If you missed any episodes, make sure to go back and check out our full catalogue here. We've got some exciting things planned for season five, so stay tuned. We'll see you in September!

    NHL Coach Steve Spott: Live at TCS Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 56:15


    We've got a couple of special episodes to close out season four of the Glass and Out podcast. We had the pleasure of being joined by longtime NHL coach Steve Spott for our first ever live episode of the podcast, which took place during TCS Live at the University of Michigan. Attended by close to 100 of our conference attendees at Conor O'Neill's Pub, recording this podcast was one of the many highlights from a truly incredible week in Ann Arbor. Spott has coached for close to 30 years and can be used as a great example of working your way up the coaching ladder, having made stops at just about every level of hockey. And while he was recently let go from his most recent gig in Vegas, there is no doubt he will find himself back in the NHL in no time. Listen as we dive into his journey from Seneca College to eight consecutive seasons in the NHL, how he's developed the technical aspects of his coaching and become known as a face-0ff specialist, and shares valuable advice that all aspiring coaches can take something from.

    Sioux City Musketeers Head Coach Luke Strand: Developing a championship mindset, analytics introduction and relying on the fundamentals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 71:01


    In episode #182 of The Glass and Out podcast, we're joined by Luke Strand, Head Coach of the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers, to discuss the process involved in bringing a fourth Championship to Sioux City, and his 20 season coaching journey, which has seen him spend time in the NCAA, USHL, AHL, as well as working in the NHL as a scout. He got his start as an Assistant Coach with St. Nobert College, a Division 3 school based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2003, he moved across town to join the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL. After a two-year stop with the AHL's Houston Aeros, Strand jumped back to the USHL, for his first stint with Sioux City. In 2011, he made his way to the West Coast, to join Troy Ward, who had just been named the Head Coach of the Abbotsford Heat, then the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. The next few seasons would see him return to the USHL in Sioux City and Madison, join the University of Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff and take on a scouting role with the Calgary Flames. In 2017, Luke returned to Sioux City for a third time, this time, leveraging his past experience to build a contender and eventual championship team.  In this week's podcast, hear how Strand has established himself as one of the top developers of talent in the game, how his introduction to analytics has influenced his coaching, and the details of this season's Clark Cup championship.

    Team Canada Coach Kori Cheverie: Preparing for international tournaments, trailblazing for women and building trust through autonomy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 63:48


    For episode #181 of the Glass and Out podcast, we're joined by Kori Cheverie, a trailblazer for women's hockey and someone who had quite an eventful 2021-2022 season.   First, she was an Assistant Coach with Team Canada's National Women's Team that captured Gold at the Olympics in Beijing. That was then followed with a trip to Germany for the U18 Men's World Championships, where she became the first female to work on the coaching staff of a Canadian men's National Team. Cheverie began coaching in youth programs at Ryerson University, while playing for the Toronto Fury of the CWHL. She decided to jump into the coaching ring full t-me and when she didn't see any opportunities with the Ryerson women's program, she turned to the men's program. She was named Assistant Coach of Ryerson's men's program in advance of the 2016-2017 season and in the process became the first female to be full-time Assistant Coach of a men's team in Canadian University Hockey. In 2019, she first got involved with Hockey Canada's program of excellence, beginning as an Assistant Coach of Canada's entry into the 2019 U18 Women's World Championships. Next up, in 2021, Cheverie took part the Women's World Championships as an Assistant Coach with Team Canada. That led to her appointment with the Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics, which opened the door to her coaching the men at the U18 World Championships last month. In addition to all her accomplishments, Cheverie has also been linked to being a candidate to be the first woman hired as a full-time coach in the NHL. Given her track record, we have no doubt that she just may have the ability and drive to make it happen. Find out her thoughts on how to prepare a team for international tournaments, how to build trust through autonomy, and how she's preparing for the next stage in her career.

    Saginaw Spirit Head Coach Chris Lazary: Teaching offensive tactics, using Rondo games and balancing winning and development

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 78:17


    In episode #180 of the Glass and Out podcast, Chris Lazary Head Coach of the OHL's Saginaw Spirit, stops by. Lazary was named Saginaw Head Coach on November 18, 2018, after serving as an Associate Coach for over two seasons. He led the Spirit to back-to-back West Division Championships (2018-19, 2019-20) for the first time in team history, and in the process, his team put up a ton of goals.   As you'll hear, Lazary is clearly passionate about providing his players a framework to play with the puck on their sticks, and creating space to get creative and make plays. Get your notepads out! He got his start in junior as an Assistant Coach with the St. Michaels Buzzers in the Ontario Junior Hockey League during the 2010-11 season, following several years of coaching minor hockey in the Toronto area. After two seasons with the Buzzers, Lazary moved on to be an Assistant Coach at his hometown York University. He made the jump to the OHL in 2014 with the Sarnia Sting as an Assistant Coach, where he spent two seasons prior to joining the Spirit.   While last season was a rebuilding year for the Spirit, the future is bright as they'll return a roster of young talent, including incoming rookie Michael Misha, who was selected 1st overall in the OHL draft after having been granted exceptional player status, meaning he will play his rookie season in Saginaw as an underage player.   Find out Lazary's philosophy on teaching offensive tactics, how he handles the junior hockey balance of development and winning, and what he's picked up from a systems and tactics perspective from this year's NHL playoffs.

    Dr. Ethan Kross: Improving mental skills, embracing stress, and the "Batman Effect"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 68:50


    In episode #179 of the Glass and Out podcast, we're joined by Dr. Ethan Kross, who is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan's top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. Dr. Kross is the author of the National Bestseller Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It, which was chosen as one of the best new books of the year by the Washington Post, CNN and USA Today. He will be going into further detail on the topic of his book at next month's TCS Live. If you haven't already bought your ticket, you can still register. You definitely don't want to miss it. Kross' research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR's Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, and Time. Legit. In this week's podcast, he shares how we can all improve our mental skills, regardless of what stage of life we're in, why it's important to embrace stress, and the problems with over venting.

    Seattle Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol: Building a tradition, supporting players during the off-season and climbing the coaching ladder

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 54:53


    For episode #178, we revisit one of our favourite conversations from last year's College Hockey Inc. Virtual Coaching Clinic. Seattle Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol sat down with us in advance of their inaugural training camp to discuss what goes into building a franchise/team from scratch and his coaching journey up to that point. Despite not living up to the lofty heights of the Vegas Golden Knights incredible expansion season, Hakstol and the Kraken appear to be in good shape to build off their first year with plenty of cap space and a surplus of draft picks. Hakstol got his coaching career started in 1996 with the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers, a role he held for four seasons before returning to his alma mater, the University of North Dakota. He was named Head Coach in 2004, leading the team to the NCAA Frozen Four on seven occasions and was also honoured with the conference Coach of the Year Awards in 2009 and 2015. Hakstol made the jump to the NHL in 2015 with the Philadelphia Flyers, becoming the first head coach since 1982 to go directly from the NCAA to the NHL. After four seasons, he joined Toronto for two seasons as an assistant. Hear about the whirlwind summer leading up to the Hakstol's first season with the Kraken, tips on how to support your players during the off-season, and how his climb up the coaching ladder helped shape him as a person.

    Ohio State Head Coach Nadine Muzerall: The path to a National Championship, mentorship from Torts and creating a lethal offence

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 65:36


    We're joined by Nadine Muzerall, Head Coach of the National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes, for episode #177 of the Glass and Out podcast. While most would associate OSU with their legendary football program, Muzerall has been building a tradition of her own with the women's hockey program since she arrived on campus in 2016. In her six seasons, the Buckeyes have gone from a sub-500 team to a perennial college powerhouse, qualifying for NCAA tournament on four occasions and capturing the 2022 NCAA Frozen Four Championship as the top seed in women's college hockey. Muzerall has also been recognized as the WCHA Coach of the Year twice. The Mississauga, Ontario, product played her college hockey at the University of Minnesota, where she was named an All-American in 1998 and 2000, while also earning Team MVP honours during those seasons. Muzerall had the honour of becoming the first women hockey player to be inducted into the University's Hall of Fame. She joined her former Head Coach Brad Frost as an Assistant Coach with her alma mater in 2011. During her return to the Gophers, the program captured four National Championships in five seasons. Hear about how Muzerall reshaped the culture at OSU, her unique mentorship from John Tortorella, and the offensive philosophy that led to her squad putting up a staggering 175 goals in only 29 games.

    University of Vermont Head Coach Todd Woodcroft: Staying positive, putting your players first and post-season preparation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 74:32


    We welcome a familiar face for episode #176 of the Glass and Out podcast. University of Vermont Head Coach Todd Woodcroft is a good friend of The Coaches Site and has presented at numerous events. He'll also be joining us at TCS Live at the University of Michigan this coming June. If you haven't already bought tickets, now is the time. Woodcroft just wrapped his second season as coach of the Catamounts, a position he was hired for at the on-set of the pandemic. Despite some obvious challenges, he has begun to put his mark on the program by adding several NHL prospects and looking outside of North America for talent, as there are players from nine different countries on the roster. Prior to his arrival in Vermont, Woodcroft spent four seasons as an Assistant Coach on the Winnipeg Jets coaching staff, one of several roles and stops in the NHL during the course of his career. His first stint was as video coach with the Minnesota Wild during their inaugural season and he went on to work as a scout for the Wild, Washington Capitals, and Los Angeles Kings. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Director of Scouting for the Calgary Flames. Woodcroft also has significant international experience, having been a part of the coaching staffs for Canada, Belarus, Switzerland, and Sweden. On the podcast we discuss how he's handled the challenges of rebuilding a program during a pandemic, how he structures his practices, and why he feels positivity is a coach's most powerful tool.

    Player Development Coach Tomas Pacina: The power of inspiration, playing a position-less system and hot to build confidence

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 77:37


    In episode #175 of the Glass and Out podcast, we speak with Tomas Pacina, who up until the day before we recorded this conversation, had been the Head Coach of the Czechia National Women's program for two seasons. Pacina has had an incredibly unique and diverse career that has touched just about every level of hockey. He moved to Calgary, Alberta, in the mid 90s and began coaching midget hockey, while working at a local hockey academy. This led to the opportunity become a Skills Coach for Canada's National Men's Team, which at the time was under the guidance of current Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney. From there, he joined the New York Rangers as a Skills Coach, becoming one of the first of his position to be hired by an NHL team. He remained with the Rangers until 2004, and later worked with the Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens in a similar capacity. From 2011 until 2020, Pacina was a skills coach for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL, working under the leadership of Mike Johnston for majority of his tenure. In addition to his work in the men's game, Pacina has also making significant inroads in women's hockey. From 2002-2007, he was the Head Coach of the Calgary Oval X-Treme of the NWHL, and led the club to two league Championships. Pacina returned behind the bench of Calgary's professional women's team in 2017, however this time it was for the Calgary Inferno of the CWHL. He was named the league's Coach of the Year. In 2020, he was named Head Coach of the Czech National Women's team and put in charge of developing a competitive program. He helped the program qualify for its first Olympic games and jump up to seventh in world rankings. Hear his process for assisting players in building confidence, the benefits of playing a position-less system, and how to connect with an athlete's human spirit through inspiration.

    Sports Agent Gil Scott: Preparing for interviews, working with top NHL coaches and the power of networking

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 52:58


    For episode #174 of the Glass and Out podcast, we revisit one of our favourite conversations from last year's Virtual Hockey Summit. As many hockey seasons begin to wrap up, the time for coaches to start looking and networking for their next jobs is upon us. Gil Scott is the President & CEO of Gil Scott Sports Management and is the agent for top NHL coaches like Barry Trotz and Bruce Boudreau. He spoke with TCS Founder Aaron Wilbur on what it takes to prepare for an interview and be at your best when there's a lot on the line. Scott founded Gil Scott Sports Management in 1979 and has negotiated over 500 contracts of coaches and players. In addition to his clientele of coaches, he currently represents 65 active NFL and CFL players. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, was the first Canadian to be certified by the NFLPA and served as a sports consultant for the Royal Banks Sports Professionals Program from 1997-2009. There is no instruction manual when it comes to finding your next coaching job or how to prepare for an interview, but it's a skill that all successful coaches need. And while having the right strategy heading into an interview or being comfortable approaching people in the industry with the goal of opening a door to your next gig may not make you a better coach than other candidates, it very well could mean you still get the nod. Hear valuable advice on what approach is best to take heading into the interview process, what he's learned from working with some of the top coaches in hockey, and why networking is still a coaches best friend when it comes to finding new opportunities.

    USA Hockey's Bob Mancini: The American development model, growing the grassroots level and creating smart hockey players

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 80:27


    In episode #173 of the Glass and Out podcast, we're joined by Bob Mancini, Assistant Executive Director of USA Hockey, who oversees hockey development. Mancini has done it all in hockey, coaching and overseeing programs as an administrator at just about every level. In the process, he has accumulated a diverse set of experiences that make him uniquely suited for his current role. Following his collegiate playing career at Colorado College, he embarked on a collegiate coaching career that included time with Lake Superior State University, Ferris State University, and Michigan Tech University. He was then a part of the inaugural US National Development Team Program coaching staff in 1996, where he coached at the U17, U18, and U20 levels for four seasons. His only stop in the NHL (so far) came with the Edmonton Oilers on two different occasions, as a scout and development coach. He also spent three years as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. In addition to his pro and junior hockey experience, Mancini has coached minor hockey and has spent countless hours on the ice with youth teams across the US. Find out about the origins of the USA hockey National Development Team Program, hear how the growth of the American Development Model is creating some of the top players in hockey, and his advice to coaches on how to keep their players more engaged during practices and games. If you enjoy this conversation, Mancini will be presenting at TCS Live, our hockey coaches conference taking place June 15-17th at the University of Michigan. He'll be joined by a collection of some of the top coaches and performance experts in our game; get your ticket today so you don't miss out!

    Dr. Cassidy Preston: Process over results, the optimal mindset and evolution of performance psychology

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 95:12


    For episode #172, we welcome a familiar face to the Glass and Out podcast. Dr. Cassidy Preston is a High-Performance Coach and the Founder of Consistent Elite Performance. He is also the co-host of the Beyond the X's and O's podcast, and has been a regular contributor at The Coaches Site and presenter at our past virtual events. On top of all that, he will be presenting at TCS Live, our in-person hockey coaches conference taking place at the University of Michigan from June 15-17th.  Dr. Preston grew up in North Bay, Ontario, where he played hockey; he was selected in the 4th round of the OHL draft and played five seasons of junior hockey. Following a brief professional career, he attended and played hockey at York University and later the University of Toronto, where he obtained a PHD in Sport and Performance Psychology. In addition, he also spent time coaching hockey at the grassroots levels in the Toronto area. With his education and the experience gained from his different positions in the game, he decided to create Consistent Elite Performance, an organization that assists athletes, coaches, teams and businesses in enhancing their mental performance and well-being. In this week's podcast, find out his thoughts on the evolution of performance psychology, hear tips on how to get your team into the optimal mindset, and why he feels process over results is the key to an athletes and team success.

    Florida Everblades Head Coach Brad Ralph: The power of preparation, coaching in the Sunshine State and helping players reach their potential

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 63:05


    In episode #171 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we're joined by Brad Ralph, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League. Ralph is currently in his sixth season with the Everblades, quietly helping them develop into one of the top programs in the ECHL. During his tenure, Florida has captured four South Division titles and advanced to two conference championships. In the 2017-2018 season, he helped the club set a record for most wins (53) and points (112) in a season. The Blades also advanced to the Kelly Cup final and he was awarded the Jack Brophy Award as ECHL Coach of the Year. His 45 career wins in the Kelly Cup playoffs currently ranks him fifth all time in the ECHL. Ralph got his coaching career start at just 30-years-old in Augusta, Georgia, with the Augusta RiverHawks of the Southern Professional Leagues. After being handed the keys to an expansion franchise with no coaching experience on his resume, he led the team to the league final and was recognized as Coach of the Year. After three season with the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads, he made a brief stop in the Western Hockey League as Head Coach of the Kelowna Rockets, during which he led the team to a 48-20-4 record and an appearance in the Western Conference Championship. Find out his strategies for managing the grind of an ECHL season, why preparation is key to developing relationships with his players, and why he believes every player has the potential to achieve their dream of playing the NHL.

    Project Hockey Founder Danny Heath: Training with a purpose, creating an home resource for kids, and the keys to good angling

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 62:54


    In anticipation of our upcoming Global Skills Showcase, we welcome Danny Heath, renowned skills coach and Founder of Project Hockey, for episode #170 of the Glass and Out Podcast.   In addition to Project Hockey, Heath is also the Skills Coach for the Minnesota State Mavericks, who just finished the college season as the #1 team in the country.   Heath grew up in the Phoenix area and credits the arrival of the Coyotes for igniting his love for the game. As a player, he spent time in the USHL with the Tri-City Storm and Des Moines Buccaneers, before landing a scholarship at Minnesota State.   After four seasons with the Mavericks, he retired from playing and decided to take on creating Project Hockey. Coming from the non-traditional hockey market of Arizona, he recognized motivated, passionate kids didn't have the resources or access to development programs in their part of the world. With Project Hockey, the app enables kids to train at home and get access to quality coaching, all at an affordable price.   Find out how Project Hockey is providing kids with the ability to compete with their hockey playing peers from around the globe, how he balances his love of hockey with being a husband and school teacher, and what he's got planned for his Global Skills Showcase presentation on angling.

    Pro Skating Coach Cathy Andrade: Creating efficient skaters, getting her start with Joe Pavelski, and teaching "3-Turns" at the Global Skills Showcase

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 57:22


    For episode #169 of the Glass and Out podcast, we're joined by power skating instructor Cathy Andrade. She is also one of the 10 coaches selected to present at our upcoming Global Skills Showcase! Through hard work, striving to master her craft and word of mouth, she's built a reputation as one of the top skating coaches in hockey. Andrade grew up in Calgary, Alberta, where she competed competitively as a figure skater before obtaining CFSA certification, which is comprised of Gold Figure, Gold Free-Style and Gold Dance. In the early 90s, she set up shop in San Jose, California, and by the turn of the century, was training hockey players exclusively. Today, she trains a lot of the top players to come out of Northern California, as well as many of the top players who move to the Bay Area to play professionally, including current San Jose Shark Kevin Labanc and former Shark Joe Pavelski. Find out her philosophy on creating better skaters and athletes, how she's gained the trust of some of the top players in hockey as a former figure skater, and how her Global Skills Showcase presentation on "3-Turns" will challenge your players like never before.

    Mike Keenan: Having a sense of mission, building a winning team and reinforcing expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 67:29


    We've got a very special edition of the Glass and Out podcast for you this week. To celebrate our announcement of TCS Live, our return to an in-person hockey coaches conference taking place June 15-17 at the University of Michigan, we're taking a look back one of our favourite presentations from our 2012 Hockey Coaches Conference.   Mike Keenan is a man who truly needs no introduction. The Stanley Cup, Calder Cup and Canada Cup champion is one of the most iconic figures in hockey. While it's fair to say that a lot of Iron Mike's methods wouldn't fly today, what stood out most during his talk on "Having a Sense of Mission" was his ability to own the room. He clearly has that "it" factor that you can't teach and every great leader has.   During the talk, he shares stories from his personal coaching journey and stresses the importance of creating expectations for your team and reinforcing those expectations on a daily basis.   You won't want to miss this one!

    Elev802 Co-Founder "Swaggy P": Using creativity to grow hockey, power of social media and presentin at the Global Skills Showcase

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 39:54


    For episode #167 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we welcome Pete Lenes, Co-Founder of Eleva802 hockey training company/media company. You might know him better on social media as "Swaggy P," the stick handling sensation who was recently invited to be a special guest of the NHL at the All-Star game festivities in Las Vegas. In addition, Lenes will be presenting at next month's Global Skills Showcase, along with nine other of the top skills coaches in hockey. The Burlington, Vermont native played for his hometown University of Vermont Catamonts, before embarking on a 10 year pro career that included stops in the ECHL, AHL and Austrian League. After retirement he, along with friend and former NHLer Torrey Mitchell, decided to open a training centre called Elev802. The company includes their former college coach Dave Sneddon, who manages their business operations, and Stanley Cup Champion Scott Gomez as a silent partner. Thanks in large part to an emphasis on social media promotion from Swaggy P himself, Elev802 has established itself as a leader in individual skill development. The company aims to empower players to be creative and learn by making mistakes, while providing direction on how to correct them in a fun and supportive environment. Find out how Lenes utilized the power of social media to help grow Elev802, why he believes creativity and keeping the game fun are an important part of growing hockey, and what he's got planned for his upcoming #GlobalSkillsShowcase presentation.

    Verbero Founder Andy Sutton: Creating affordable gear, learning from coaching greats and Danbury Trashers connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 84:15


    In episode #166 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we're joined by former NHLer Andy Sutton, whose company Verbero is partnering with The Coaches Site in showcasing 10 of hockey's top skills coaches at our upcoming Global Skills Showcase. After a career that had him play 687 NHL games as an undrafted player, Sutton saw the need for a change in the hockey equipment and apparel industry. Recognizing the cost of outfitting a young player in gear was a major deterrent for parents allowing their kids to participate in the sport, he embarked on a mission, to make safe, quality equipment available at a reasonable cost. With Verbero, he's developed a direct to consumer model that makes it easy for anyone to go online, or work directly with their local Verbero representative, and order quality, custom equipment and apparel at an affordable cost. As a player, Sutton's journey to a long NHL career is definitely one you'll want to hear. After going undrafted, he made a name for himself at Michigan Tech, leading to 14 contract offers with NHL teams. He would go on to play for six teams and some iconic coaches like Darryl Sutter, Roy Sommer, Bob Hartley, Jaques Lemaire, and Tom Renney. Find out how Verbero is helping provide a more affordable option for young players, how he battled his way to a long NHL career, and what lessons he learned while playing for some of the game's top coaches.

    Providence College Director of Hockey Operations Theresa Feaster: Importance of volunteering, breaking down video and trailblazing for women coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 57:12


    In episode #165 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we're joined by Theresa Feaster, who is the Director of Hockey Operations for the Providence College men's hockey team; she also represented Team USA as a video coach for the past two World Junior Championships.   Feaster grew up in a hockey household, as her dad Jay was the former General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames, which included a Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Bolts. Despite the connection and no playing background, it was while attending Providence College as a student that she got her first chance at a role in hockey. After volunteering under head coach Nate Leaman for four seasons by taking on various roles, such as breaking down video and stat tracking, she was promoted to a full-time role as a player coordinator in 2016. After two seasons, she would take on the role of Director of Hockey Operations, which includes providing video and statistical support and analysis for the coaching staff.   During her time on Leaman's staff, the Friars captured the program's first NCAA Championship in 2015 and made a return trip to the Frozen Four in 2019.   In addition, Feaster was a part of Team USA's Gold Medal entry at the 2021 World Junior Championships and returned to Edmonton with Team USA at this year's tournament, which unfortunately was postponed due to the pandemic.   Find out why volunteering is an important aspect of starting any career, her process of learning the ropes as a video coach, and her tips for operating a successful program behind the scenes.

    Chicago Steel Head Coach Brock Sheahan: Sustaining success, out of the box player development and improving you practices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 48:42


    We're joined by Brock Sheahan, head coach of the defending USHL Clark Cup Champions Chicago Steel, for episode #164 of the Glass and Out Podcast. Sheahan is currently in his fourth season with the franchise and third as head coach, a role he took over part-way through the 2019-2020 season when Greg Moore was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs to coach their AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Under Sheahan's guidance, Chicago has enjoyed incredible success and continues the development of a winning culture. The team has finished first overall in back-to-back seasons, capturing the 2021 Clark Cup, and was siting atop the standings at the time of this podcast airing. At the 2021 NHL Draft, eight current or former members of the Steel heard their names called, including three in the 1st round, highlighted by first overall pick Owen Power. Sheahan hails from Lethbridge, Alberta, played four seasons at the University of Notre Dame and following his pro career, returned to South Bend as a volunteer coach. Prior to joining the Steel, he was an associate coach with the College of Holly Cross. Hear how he's continued to foster a winning culture in Chicago, how his outside the box thinking on player development has helped his coaching career, and thoughts on how to improve youth hockey practices.

    "Be Where Your Feet Are" Author Scott O'Neil: Staying present, growing from tragedy, and passion for coaching girl's basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 69:00


    We're going outside the box for episode #163 of the Glass and Out Podcast. We're joined by Scott O'Neil, the former President Madison Square Gardens and CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, whose portfolio includes the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers. He is also the author of the book Be Where Your Feet Are: 7 Steps to Keep You Present, Grounded and Thriving, the main focus of today's interview. In the book, O'Neil provides a humbling and vulnerable peek behind the curtain as well as a framework, anecdotes, and exercises to guide the reader towards self-discovery. It's must read for anyone looking to improve every aspect of their life. O'Neil earned his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Villanova University and his Master's in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. At 38-years-old, he was named the President of Madison Square Gardens and prior to that was the Senior Vice President of Team Marketing and Business Operations for the NBA. In July of last year, he stepped down as CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, which included acting as an Alternate Governor for the NHL and NBA for nearly a decade. During this time, he received several awards and accolades, including Philadelphia Business Journal's “Most Admired CEO” honour in 2018. He was also named 2017's “Most Innovative Executive” by SportTechie and was recognized at Sports Business Journal's acclaimed “Forty Under 40” Awards on three occasions.   Find out about the tragedy that led to him writing the book, his strategies for staying present, and why coaching his daughters basketball team is one of his proudest accomplishments.

    University of Michigan Assistant Coach Brandon Naurato: Teaching offensive hockey, working with legends and using video as a tool

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 63:50


    We welcome University of Michigan assistant coach Brandon Naurato for episode #162 of the Glass and Out Podcast. As a former player development coach who worked primarily on-ice, Naurato is currently in his first season behind the bench. With a loaded line-up that features seven first round picks, plus getting a chance to work for his alma mater, there aren't many better settings to coach in early in a career. Prior to joining Michigan, Naurato established himself as one of the go-to player development coaches in the Detroit area, working with the likes of Zach Werenski and the Hughes brothers. That led to his role with the Detroit Red Wings as a player development consultant, where he worked for three seasons with the players on the big club, prospects in Grand Rapids, along with the team's draft picks at development camp. Naurato presented at last year's Global Skills Showcase on connecting the missing links in a development plan, a must-watch for anyone looking to grow their player development knowledge. As you'll hear in this week's podcast, his knowledge and ability to break down skills and tactics to a basic level are something that every coach can learn from. Find out his detailed thoughts on how to create and teach offensive hockey, what he's learned from working with some of the top coaches in hockey, and how video can play a crucial role in player development.

    The Athletic's Scott Wheeler: Previewing the 2022 WJCs, prospects to watch, and keys to winning short term competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 76:08


    For episode #161 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we're joined by Scott Wheeler of The Athletic, who previews the upcoming World Junior Championship. Wheeler, who covers the NHL Draft and prospects nationally for The Athletic, is widely considered one of the top authorities in the hockey prospect community. Who better to help us get set for one of the biggest tournaments in hockey, featuring the best young players in the game! Listen as he shares an in depth review of each team in the tournament, the top prospects to watch out for, and potential breakout stars. He'll also share how he sees the groups and round robin portion of the tournament playing out, his keys to winning in a short term tournament, and of course, medal predictions.

    Andy Murray: Being a tactician, coaching out of your comfort zone and treating people the right way

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 89:13


    We're joined by a coaching legend and one of the true gentlemen in hockey for episode #160 of the Glass and Out Podcast. Andy Murray's coaching career has spanned four decades, multiple countries and leagues, and every major international tournament. The Souris, Manitoba native includes representing Canada on multiple occasions, capturing six Gold Medals in six appearances at the Spengler Cup, three Gold Medals at the World Championships, and he was also an assistant coach during the 1998 Olympics. Murray spent 16 seasons in the NHL, highlighted by a 1991 cinderella run Stanley Cup Final with the Minnesota North Stars, coming just short to Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Following his dismissal from St Louis in 2010, he was announced as the head coach of Western Michigan University in 2011, a program he would oversee for 10 seasons. The topic of old school versus new school coaching tactics has long been debated. And if you look at Murray's bio, it would be easy to assume he's on the old school side. But as you'll find out in this podcast, he has always leaned into new school coaching methods, long before the shift in leadership practices that we're experiencing today. Find out about his title as "Mr. Spengler Cup," how his reputation as a tactician helped him throughout his career, and why it's important to coach out of your comfort zone.

    Sweden National U20 Head Coach Tomas Montén: Utilizing small area games, WJC experiences and preparing for short term competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 69:58


    In episode #159 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we welcome Tomas Montén, head coach of the Swedish National U20 Team. It's the holiday season, and that means the start of the World Juniors is fast approaching. Now heading into his eighth tournament with Team Sweden (and sixth as head coach), Montén makes the perfect candidate to discuss what the tournament experience looks like through the lens of a coach. In total, he's helped Sweden capture two silver medals, one bronze, and was a part of Sweden's incredible 54-game unbeaten streak during the round robin portion of the tournament, a streak that was halted by Russia during last year's event. During his tenure, he's had the opportunity to work with some of the top young talent in the game, such as Elias Pettersson, Rasmus Dahlin, and Lucas Raymond, to name a few. At our inaugural Virtual Hockey Summit in 2020, Tomas gave an outstanding presentation on how he prepares Team Sweden for the World Juniors. It offers a ton of strategies in terms of how teach efficiently and to get your players comfortable playing in your system. In this week's episode, find out why the tournament is so special to him, how small area games have helped Sweden have success internationally, and what goes into building a fast team.

    Mike Babcock: Playing with pace, the winning formula and teaching more efficiently

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 45:45


    We've got a big one for you this week on the Glass and Out Podcast, as we were able to connect with Mike Babcock in person for episode #158. Babcock of course needs no introduction as one of the most decorated hockey coaches of all-time. He is the only coach to have the honour of being in the Triple Gold Club, which he's earned by winning a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, leading Team Canada to the 2004 World Hockey Championship title and capturing gold at both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. In total, Babcock has won six distinct national and international championships throughout his career. More recently, he joined the University of Saskatchewan on a one-year term to assist his alma matter with making the transition to a new head coach. This comes after he was relieved of his duties with the Toronto Maple Leafs in November of 2019, amid controversy. It's no secret that Mike has faced some criticism from former players for coaching decisions he's made, something he has been an open book on and has had no problem addressing. Find out what he's learned during his time away from the NHL, his keys to creating a winning formula, and how he's learned to put an emphasis on the mental health of his players and fellow coaches.

    Toronto Six President Digit Murphy: Progressing the women's game, boundless energy and building a new franchise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 66:32


    In episode #157 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we're joined by Digit Murphy, President of the Toronto Six, members of the Premiere Hockey Federation (formerly the National Women's Hockey League). Murphy has a diverse and decorated background in hockey and is one the leading advocates for women's sports. She spent 22 seasons as the head coach of the Brown University women's program, capturing six ECAC Hockey titles and five Ivy League titles, and was the first female coach to reach 200 wins. She made the jump to the Canadian Women's Hockey League in 2012, joining the Boston Blades. The Blades won the Clarkson Cup in two out of her three seasons at the helm and she was also the recipient of the league's Coach of the Year award in 2014. Follow her time in Boston, Murphy was recruited by the Kunlun Red Star, the KHL team located in China, to establish a team to participate in the CWHL and assist in developing their Olympic women's team in preparation for the 2022 games. In her lone season with the Red Star, Murphy led them to the league final. On top of all that, Murphy is also the co-founder of RUTH, an organization that prepares and connects female athletes with careers in the corporate world. Find out her thoughts on progressing the women's game, the key to keeping her energy and passion high throughout her career, and her philosophy on building a culture with a new franchise.