Notre Dame’s Jeff Jackson on practice-to-game ratios at 12U

Jeff Jackson is the head coach of the highly ranked Notre Dame men’s hockey team and has coached at various other levels, including with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. No matter what level he has coached at, though, Jackson has found the old cliché to be true: The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Read …

Don’t Shorten the Bench!

When the clock is winding down and a youth hockey coach looks up from the bench at a one-goal game, there is a natural temptation … to win. And with that temptation comes the competitive-nature’s no-brainer to handpick the best players for the next few shifts and salt away the W. Read More