Brian Copeland

16 Flips | 2 Magazines | @CoachCopeland | Brian grew up playing the great sport of hockey in his native state of Alaska. He is currently the Hockey Director for the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association and is a Coaching Education Instructor for USA Hockey.

How to put the fun back in youth sports

As the weather warms and parents head for athletic fields, weighed down with folding chairs, water bottles and shin guards, the telltale symptoms begin to manifest.<p>We’re not talking about the runny nose and itchy eyes that accompany hay fever. We’re talking about screaming at officials, coaches or …

10 Sanity Tips for Minor Hockey Parents

<b>1.</b> <b>Hockey is a Fun Game, Period</b><p>The number one goal in all youth sports is to have fun. Hockey, at its purest form, is recreation and nothing more. …

Equal Playing Time: Should It Be the Rule, Not the Exception?

<b>The Fifty Percent "Solution"?</b><p>One year, when my sons were playing travel soccer, they had a coach who I will calll Nick. The season consisted of eight …

Why the death of dump and chase is imminent

The idea behind developing new or better analytics is essentially the same in all sports - they are designed to catch what our eyes can’t see in …

Deprogramming the Cult of the Coach

Posted by <b>Dean Holden</b> at April 29th, 2014<p><b>by Will Leitch, 23 April 2014</b><p><i>USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann may be judged less on his team’s World Cup</i> …

Brent Sutter thinks we need a 'new normal' for Canadian kids' hockey; he's right

Bravo, Brent Sutter, for having the courage to take the road less travelled.<p>Sutter coached the Canadian team that took fourth at the World Junior …

The (slow) death of dump-and-chase hockey?

Posted by <b>Dean Holden</b> at November 3rd, 2013<p><b>by Jack Blatherwick, 31 October 2013</b><p><b>It couldn’t happen soon enough – the death of dump-and-chase hockey.</b></b> …

What's physical literacy? Here's what you need to know

We’re glad you’re here, and we’re glad you’re interested in learning more about physical literacy. It’s a very new concept, and we want to support …

Encourage Your Young Athlete To Prepare For The Unexpected

In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected.<p>As fans, this excitement of not knowing what will happen next is a big reason why we attend, …

Team USA

Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise can Transform our Schools: John J. Ratey, MD at TEDxManhattanBeach

TED Talks

The difference between winning and succeeding | John Wooden

From Child's View, Adults Find Full-Ice No Fun

Ken Martel, technical director of USA Hockey’s American Development Model took it all in and sat down for the following Q-and-A on the topic.<p><b>Q: What</b> …