As a Pasadena Maple Leaf coach, I am committed to developing youth hockey teams that implement maximum speed maneuvers, highly accurate passing and puck possession. The interests of Pasadena players supersede those of the coaches and are paramount in our program.
In order to accomplish this, I believe that the focus must be on the entire individual player. Development must be in all aspects of the game with all aspects of the player. I coach to insure that all of my players are guided towards becoming complete hockey players. I am committed to “The Complete Hockey Player Concept.”
The Complete Hockey Player Concept states, “That a partnership will exist among the Club, the coaching staff, the player and the parents, to develop a player who is disciplined, responsible, respectful, knowledgeable, skilled and healthy.”
The complete hockey player has a life-long love of the game and has mastered the skills of the game that include physical skills, mental skills and social skills. The physical skills that must be mastered are skating, passing, stick handling, shooting, checking, goal tending and physical fitness. The mental skills that must be mastered are hockey knowledge and mind development or empowerment. The social skills that must be mastered are teamwork and sportsmanship.
- As a Pasadena coach, I am committed to improve the hockey skills of each and every Pasadena player without exception.
- As a Pasadena coach, I will implement a system and curriculum that satisfies and can exceed the skill progression requirements of USA Hockey.
- As a Pasadena coach, I am committed to improve my ability to educate, coach and train players.
A life long love of the game comes from having fun while playing. If we make hockey fun to play hockey, our players will stay involved in hockey. Fun will keep our players focused and working hard. When our players work hard, they will improve. It has to be fun !!! Winning is not everything, trying to win is . . .