Sunday, September 9, 2007

NHL Coaches Offer Clinic To Youth Coaches at Prospects Tourny

Just read this article on about some of the NHL coaches whose teams are at the Traverse City prospects tournament doing a clinic for local youth coaches. Everyone from Mike Babcock and Bob Hartley to our own beloved goalie coach Bob Mason gave lectures to the collected coaches - for whom this must have been an invaluable (and once-in-a-lifetime) opportunity. After the lectures they coaches got to go watch the Wild team practice.

Again, this is just one of those things that you don't see coaches/managers from the NFL/NBA/MLB doing. The growth of hockey is largely dependent on growth from the grassroots levels - particularly in some of the "non-traditional markets". The willingness of hockey people to practice what they preach is a testament to their passion for the sport, and their decency as professionals.


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