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WLC Coaches and Management will use this space for updates on trends in the game, development concepts, on-ice tactics, off-ice training, and general hockey musings. Check back regularly for updates.

Interview with Dom Dawes, Head Coach Stevenson University (NCAA D3)

From our WLC Development and Advancement Series...

Dom Dawes-- Head Coach of the Stevenson University Mustangs (NCAA D3)

A few noteworthy segments:

10:45 - being the southernmost D3 club in the country

17:00 - playing pro hockey after an NCAA D3 career

33:00 - advice for a younger player

 

Interview with Pat Mikesch, Head Coach Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

From our WLC Development and Advancement Series...

Pat Mikesch, Head Coach/GM of the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

A few noteworthy segments:

9:45 - How hard it is to make the USHL

21:00 - What NCAA D1 coaches are looking for from USHL players

30:00 - No best route to the USHL

Off-Ice Training: Goalie Hand-Eye Coordination

From our WLC Development and Advancement Series...

WLC alumni Connor Leslie (Amherst College '25) demonstrates some great off-ice training exercises for goaltenders, designed to improve hand-eye coordination.

OFF-ICE TRAINING: AGILITY

From our WLC Development and Advancement Series...

WLC Strength & Conditioning Coach Ify Achebe leads us through an off-ice agility workout.

Off-Ice Training: Shooting

From our WLC Development and Advancement Series...

WLC Director of Professional Development Craig Desjarlais presents a 3-part training series on off-ice shooting drills.


Interview with Matt Curley, Former Head Coach University of Alaska Anchorage (NCAA D1)

From our WLC Development and Advancement Series...

Matt Curley-- Former Head Coach of the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (NCAA D1).

Note: Coach Curley was recently named Head Coach of the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL). Congrats Coach!

A few noteworthy segments:

10:30 - Evaluating future opportunities: "Do you want to score 4 goals or do you want to score 40?"

13:30 - The five S's to look  for in a future D1 player

29:30 - Coaching Auston Matthews


14U/16U: Four Underrated Attributes of Top Players

A great article from USAH featuring some quotes from former WLC Hockey Director Dan Jablonic. Check it out here:

https://www.admkids.com/news_article/show/1150245


Summer Training