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Madison Wave Lacrosse Registration
12/22/2014
Hockey season is reaching its midpoint, the holidays are almost here...
Squit B: Filled the 'Red Kettle' at Hy-Vee
12/16/2014
MADISON, W.I. - The Madison Patriots Squirt B hockey team was active...
10 Phrases Your Child Should Hear Often
12/12/2014
In keeping with the theme of Positive Encouragement to our young...
10U Q-and-A: Skills or Schemes?
12/10/2014
Q: At the 10U level, should my child’s team be working on systems...
How To Encourage Your Youth Athlete
12/03/2014
Youth athletes, like everyone else, need to be praised. Parents who...

11/13/2014
A hot topic for hockey directors, administrators, coaches, parents,...
 
Madison Wave Lacrosse Registration

Hockey season is reaching its midpoint, the holidays are almost here and now is the time to start about think for spring and summer.  The Patriots are teaming up the Madison Wave Lacrosse team to aid in the recruitment for both sports.  Lacrosse and hockey have a natural cross over and we want to use that cross over to help build both the Patriots and the Wave programs.

Registration is now open for the spring/summer Lacrosse season.  Click here to register.

For more information you can contact Tim at      or call Joe @ 608.516.4311


by posted 12/22/2014
Squit B: Filled the 'Red Kettle' at Hy-Vee

MADISON, W.I. - The Madison Patriots Squirt B hockey team was active in the community this weekend.  The team helped the Salvation Army with its annual Red Kettle Campaign at Hyvee East from 4:00-6:00pm on Saturday evening.  Team members took shifts ringing the bell and passing out candy canes to donators.  Our efforts were doubled by a local bank matching all donations.
 
According to the Salvation Army's website, The Red Kettle program first started in San Francisco in 1891.  Today the donations to Salvation Army kettles at Christmas time support holiday meals for the homeless and needy families, but also help 30 million people with other services such as disaster relief, social service, youth service, senior centers and Christmas programs among other services.


by posted 12/16/2014
10 Phrases Your Child Should Hear Often

In keeping with the theme of Positive Encouragement to our young athletes skaters, I found this article containing "10 phrases your child should hear often"

USA hockey had a great lead to this article

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Our words have power. They can hurt, encourage, motivate, and destroy. Think of all the words you say in a day. Many could be meaningless and harmful.

I saw a movie recently called “A Thousand Words” where a man only had 1,000 words left to speak before he would die. Everything he said, from ordering food in a restaurant to asking for car insurance quotes had to be weighed to see if it was really worth using his valuable words. Suddenly he became very very stingy with his speech. He thought about what he wanted to say and put heartfelt meaning into each word.

If you had a quota of words to use each day, would you perhaps choose them more carefully?

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by posted 12/12/2014
10U Q-and-A: Skills or Schemes?

Q: At the 10U level, should my child’s team be working on systems in order to win games?

A: This is a question I’m often asked by coaches, and occasionally by parents, too. They wonder if their teams would score more goals and give up fewer if the players knew where to stand, positionally, during games, i.e. “shouldn’t more practice time be allocated to teaching systems?”

But the argument in favor of more focus on system play at 10U is flawed. As a former college and professional hockey player, I played for many coaches over the course of my hockey journey, and there were very few along the way that wanted me to stand in the same place. For example, some teams play more of a man-to-man style, while others have defensemen, center and wing creeping down into the corner for loose-puck battles. The point is, systems will change throughout a player’s career, however, one thing is always certain: if a player can think in every situation and perform with high-level skills, they will have maneuverability, creativity in play and overall success on various teams. ...Continue Reading


by posted 12/10/2014
How To Encourage Your Youth Athlete

Youth athletes, like everyone else, need to be praised. Parents who support their youth athletes by regularly showing love and encouragement are helping them become better team players. Plus, children who are frequently encouraged are more optimistic, better able to handle criticism, more coachable and more likely to listen and respond without resistance.

Children learn to better take constructive criticism over time. So, when providing your child with advice, it’s helpful to mix specific, truthful pieces of praise with each critique. Honesty is critical, because children sense insincere praise, and might lose respect for the person offering it and refuse to listen. To help your child become a better team player, for example, you might say, “You usually do a great job passing the ball, but I noticed that you only passed it once in the first quarter. I know you want to be a good sport, so I’m sure you can be a great team player next time.” ... Continue Reading

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by posted 12/03/2014

A hot topic for hockey directors, administrators, coaches, parents, and players is the placement of female players. Should girls play girls hockey or boys hockey and if they play on a boys team at what age should they transition to an all-girls team?

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by posted 11/13/2014
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