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Tryout Tips For Coaches

Let’s face it, anyway you slice it tryouts are the lifeblood of a hockey team. Whether you are holding a week-long training camp or a few isolated evaluation skates, tryouts are the foundation upon which your season will be built.

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How To Get Recruited For College Hockey

Every year, thousands of young hockey players and their parents want to know how to get recruited for college hockey. If you’re one of them, keep reading. This guide will help you get started in the right direction. At this

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How To Poke Check In Hockey

The poke check is the unsung hero of defense in ice hockey. It is used more than any other type of check. There’s more to it than just poking your stick at the player with the puck. We go over the basics of poke checking and some things to be careful when using the technique.

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What Is An Icing In Hockey?

If you have ever watched hockey with someone who is not familiar with the rules of ice hockey, getting this question is unavoidable. So if you came here to find the answer to that then you are in the right place.

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StartPlayingHockey.com was started by a group of friends that grew up playing and still love the game of ice hockey. We all followed different career paths but all stay involved in the game in some way or another. Over the years, we have learned a lot about the sport of ice hockey. Now, as some of us are even seeing our kids start to play the game, we wanted to pass along whatever we can to anyone that wants to learn. 

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