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Parents and Coaches: 5 Tournament Survival Secrets

By MN Hockey HEP through Tracie, 02/10/10, 5:30PM CST


Unlike MLB, the NHL doesn't play double headers. Somehow, we don't expect these professional athletes to play two or three games in a single day. Or six to eight over a long weekend. But hockey tournaments and jamborees often involve travel, fast food between games and endless games of hockey knee hockey. Meanwhile the parents are busy, stressed out, tired and over-caffeinated. Under these circumstances, how can you be sure players are physically and mentally ready to play, from the first game to the last, while still having fun?

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