Episode 120 - A Coaching Conversation with Derek Army
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
3w ago
This episode features a great conversation with Derek Army, Head Coach of the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL. With Derek we talk about the USA Hockey Player Development Camps, what the ECHL is and the opportunity it presents players and coaches. We then also talk about recruiting and buy in, self-development, and the influence his father, also a coach, had on him! Enjoy! We have begun to focus more on creating quality episodes. Therefore, we will publish episodes a bit more sporadically! Thanks for listening and all the best in your coaching ..read more
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Episode 119 - Preparing for the Youth Olympic Games with Joe Bonnett and Dave Caruso
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
3M ago
This conversation features Joe Bonnett and Dave Caruso, two pieces of the coaching staff for Team USA’s Ice Hockey Team in the 2024 Youth Olympic Games! We have a great conversation around the games and learning from and carrying on the success of USA Hockey at the World Juniors and Women’s U18 World Championships. We also talk about their guiding mantra of People over Pucks and how that has helped prepare the staff and team for a short, but exciting tournament. We also touch on how they each prepared themselves for the tournament and emphasis they have heading into the Games! We have begun t ..read more
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Episode 118 - Guardians of a Championship Culture with Thomas Koulentes and Stan Bowman
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
4M ago
This episode features a great conversation with Thomas Koulentes and Stan Bowman about a core value process that goes beyond selecting a set of words. They talk through their experience of the process that Thomas took the Chicago Blackhawks Management team through and how he encouraged them to own the values they created. We also discuss about the Guardians of a Championship Culture workshop they did with the players at the 2023 USA Hockey National Player Development Camps and the important work they do to help promote environments built on respect, psychological safety, and inclusion. We hav ..read more
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Episode 117 - Striving, Surviving, and Thriving as Coaches with Prof. Cliff Mallett
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
5M ago
This conversation features Professor Cliff Mallett from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. With Prof. Mallett we talk about the recent serial winning coaches study, what they learned about serial winning coaches, and how we can apply their learnings in our coaching. A big part of the study and our conversation is about striving, surviving, and thriving as a coach. We have begun to focus more on creating quality episodes. Therefore, we will publish episodes only once a month. Thanks for listening and all the best in your coaching ..read more
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Episode 116 - Coach Development in Finnish Ice Hockey with Pyry Lukkarila
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
6M ago
This episode features Pyry Lukkarila, Head of Coach Development for the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. We explore the coach development system in Finland Ice Hockey and the crucial skills needed to be a coach developer. We also touch on how Pyry got interested in coach development and the aspects of the field that excite him in his work.  We have begun to focus more on creating quality episodes with great guests. Therefore, we will publish episodes only once a month. Thanks for listening and all the best in your coaching ..read more
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Episode 115 - A Conversation with David Min
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
11M ago
This episode features David Min, Player Development Coach for the Kraken Youth Hockey Association. We speak with David about his story in hockey and coaching. This includes the impact hockey had on him coming from South Korea to North America at 5 years old. We also talk about how he got into coaching and a bit on how his experiences in the game shaped his coaching and the things he finds important. Finally we speak about the influences and mentors he has had around him and their impact on his pathway.  The Coach’s Road Podcast is proud to be presented by CoachTools, a tool to improve co ..read more
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Episode 114 - Season Reflection with Rick and Derek
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
11M ago
This week we have our yearly reflection on our previous season. Last year Rick was with Frisk Asker and Holmen Hockey and he tells us about his experience and learnings spending time there. Derek was at Jar Idrettslag and, same as Rick, shares his experiences and learnings. Some similarities from working in the same country and culture but some differences given the two different environments! Always great to reflect back and notice the key elements of a season! The Coach’s Road Podcast is proud to be presented by CoachTools, a tool to improve coaching and power your club’s philosophy! Start ..read more
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Episode 113 - Changing Cultures and Roles with Markus Åkerblom
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
1y ago
In this episode we speak for a second time with Markus Åkerblom, now the Head Coach for HC Thurgau in the Swiss League. The first time Markus joined us he was the Assistant Coach for the Swedish National Team and so we speak to him about why he sought out the challenge of coaching in Switzerland, his experience at the Olympic Games in 2022, and how he has had to adjust to the change in culture and roles with his new job. Hope everyone enjoys the conversation! The Coach’s Road Podcast is proud to be presented by CoachTools, a tool to improve coaching and power your club’s philosophy! Start you ..read more
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Episode 112 - A Conversation with Espen Sæther
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
1y ago
This episode is a great conversation with Espen Sæther, development consultant for the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation. We spend time talking about his background and values, the importance of letting go a bit of control as a coach, the importance of winning and losing, and how to measure success. The Coach’s Road Podcast is proud to be presented by CoachTools, a tool to improve coaching and power your club’s philosophy! Start your new season off right with a free trial of CoachTools! If you are interested in using CoachTools go to www.coachtools.net and fill out the “Start Free Trial” Form an ..read more
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Episode 111 - Global Perspective on Development with Kalle Valiaho
The Coach's Road
by Derek Read and Rick Schreiber
1y ago
This week we chat with Kalle Valiaho, the IIHF’s Development Director. We take on a global perspective and talk about how the IIHF is supporting the development of the game of hockey through work and support towards federations. It is a great chat that really shows development from a big picture! The Coach’s Road Podcast is proud to be presented by CoachTools, a tool to improve coaching and power your club’s philosophy! Start your new season off right with a free trial of CoachTools! If you are interested in using CoachTools go to www.coachtools.net and fill out the “Start Free Trial” Form and ..read more
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