Special Announcement
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
4M ago
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S4 Episode 13 Randall talks about the meanest thing a parent on his own team said to him (brutal)- Lance and Coach share their own stories.
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
7M ago
What is the worst thing that someone on your own team has said to you? I can tell you that the nastiest comments come from your "friends" in the stands. Rolly has some history with parents who have tried to get him banned from a rink. Rolly! The nicest guy around. Lance is pretty well known all over the country for the skirmishes with parents on his own team ..read more
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S4 Episode 12 Randall talks about parental friction - Lance talks about the outcast kid on a team - Rolly thinks that friendships have to be formed in natural conditions
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
7M ago
Lance has a great topic. How do you deal with the outcast on the team. Is there a way to draw them in? Is it better to leave it alone or rally to a cause. Rolly talks about how friendships are not formed under duress. Sometimes kids need be left alone in dealing with roster issues. Randall talks about parental friction. Hint. There is lots ..read more
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S4 Episode 11 Rolly takes profiling to a new level - Randall introduces a new character to the show: Doug - and Lance questions when skates should become a big ticket item for a young hockey player
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
8M ago
Rolly knows stuff. He shows it in this episode. He takes on the profiling of skates and how that effects a skater and what they can do on the ice. He mainly sticks to two of the systems for profiling skates, but he gives great advice for those in the market to do some aftermarket upgrading of the blade. Randall talks about how he always trusts any skate shop that employs a guy named Doug. Doug knows how to sharpen skates. Lance asks questions about when skate profiling should be on the agenda for a young skater. He also manages to make us all laugh twice ..read more
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S4 Episode 10 Randall talks about chirping, his son is an expert - Rolly talks about team chemistry in teams that are fresh starts and returning many kids - Lance has Duck appreciation night
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
8M ago
Randall has a story from his kids playing league hockey. One kid was getting a beat down and the other came to the rescue. It's not fun to get in a fight, but a brother can sometimes be good at having your back. Rolly has insights on teams that have multiple returning players and those that are fresh starts for everyone. The chemistry is different. The culture is sometimes different. Lance loves the ducks. He credits them for the formation of ice in So. Cal. A duck could crap in his path and he would shine his shoes with the droppings ..read more
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S4 Episode 9 Rolly talks about youth hockey broadcasting options - Talking Girl's Hockey with Randall - Lance is totally checked out this episode (honestly drink when you hear his voice)
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
8M ago
Rolly talks about some of the meager options to watch your kid play hockey at tournaments and local rinks. New Youtube options are especially interesting to the crew. Randall talks about hockey for girls. His daughter is currently playing. The landscape is interesting and the rules are different (just like in the game). But in the end, the sport is a great one for the maidens of mayhem (a real team in Iowa). Lance is so checked out that when I listened to this, I took a shot every time he talked. Stone cold sober at the end ..read more
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S4 Episode 8 Lance talks about how youth sports participation is going down - Rolly thinks it might be the overbearing coaching - Randall thinks it might be the rise of the phone
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
8M ago
Lance does not like the new numbers for youth sport participation. He remembers some things that pushed his kids away. Rolly thinks that coaches need to modulate their approach to the younger groups. Randall thinks that the phone somewhat is replacing the kids' enthusiasm for activity. It also is replacing other parts of the growth of some kids. Kathy joins the podcast with invaluable insights on how a kid views hockey. And how a mom views hockey through their kids' eyes ..read more
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Lance Upload
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
9M ago
Randy to update ..read more
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S4 Episode 6 Randall fields an email about tournaments - Rolly takes on Riverside - Lance thinks the scouts are always watching
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
9M ago
Randall takes a listener's email on tournaments and turns it into a frenzy of conversation. Rolly talks about the Boston tournaments that only have two periods for the regular games and only one period for the semifinals and finals. He also has a take on the Brick tournament in Edmonton (in a mall). Lance talks a little about Quebec peewee tournament ..read more
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S4 Episode 5 Randall suggests that parents rather than kids be cut - Rolly talks about the Californians on the national team - Lance talks about the camps that lead to national recognition
Youth Hockey Podcast
by Randy Gifford Lance Alexander
9M ago
Randall decides that the idea of cuts should be part of the stands. Cut the parents. Not the kids. Just kidding, but sometimes it seems like kids are best off on their own. Rolly reports on the Californians on the national team. There is some good news. Kids from the coast are scoring and winning medals. Lance talks about the camps that lead to the national program. His kids kept going to the camps and having great memories of hockey glory ..read more
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