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Mass Emails

Posted by Michelle Anderson on

Mass Emails
Ah yes….the cry of salty parents everywhere…”It was a mass email!” as if the opportunity wasn’t real.  After every showcase or combine, coaches send out emails inviting players to camp, and after every showcase or combine, parents flood the forums saying the emails are meaningless.  I get it.  It starts to seem ridiculous when your inbox is flooded with them from all over the country, but let me offer another perspective.  

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Hockey Dad Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

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Hockey Dad Father's Day Gift Guide 2021
Behind the Champ is full of fun and creative ways to spoil dad this Father's Day.  Maybe he's a little bit grumpy, but he never gets the credit he deserves for things like trading in that sweet T-top Camaro with the scoop for an SUV that holds multiple hockey bags, selling 50/50 tickets in the stands to distract himself from yelling at the refs, or fixing the dented siding from those errant wristers. 

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All Flash

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All Flash
If it's all flash, they probably just want your cash. It’s recruiting season, and I have said before that recruiters recruit.  Of course, at the pay to play level,there is always going to be a bit of selling going on, and almost every coach will try to sell you on his team, but it is important not to get caught up in the sales pitch and forget to ask questions. You want to make sure they aren’t trying to dazzle you with nothing of substance.  You are the consumer here, and you need to remember that holds some power and some responsibility.

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Eating on the Road Summer Edition

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Eating on the Road Summer Edition
With summer hockey comes road trips.  I mean, with things opening up, I hope there’s lots of summer hockey to be had.  Anyway, I used to call summer “convenience store food season” because it seemed like we were eating a lot of meals on the road.  Many convenience stores have stepped up and have started offering healthier options, but I started getting sick of the same old slimy veggie sticks or flavorless turkey wraps.

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Hockey Player Awards

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Hockey Player Awards

While seasons have ended, it’s never too early to begin planning for the next one, especially if you want to give player awards at your end of season banquet. Here is a list of ideas you can use to ensure each player gets an award: Most Valuable Player Most Improved Player Sportsmanship Award Most Goals Playmaker (Most assists) Goon (Most penalty minutes) Fastest Skater Hardest Hitter Got Rocked (the player who got hit the hardest) Best Flow (best hockey hair) or could call this one the Golden Comb Best Helmet Hair Hardest worker, could call this one the Hard Hat...

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