The Hockey Tactics Newsletter

Jack Han
Timely insights & timeless principles to move the game forward.
Created 27 Apr 2020
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  • How to Build Elite Players (Intro)
    03 Aug 20211 day ago • 1 min read
    Last month I fly down to Southwestern Florida to catch up with my colleague, mentor and friend Darryl Belfry. Not often do I have a chance to spend a week alongside the World No. 1 of any discipline. ...
  • Watch This Before Heading Into Tryouts
    01 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    After a busy off-season of training and skills development, now comes time for elite players to show their improvement in a competitive context. Whether you’re a minor hockey player participating in a...
  • Is Kämpf the Next Danault?
    29 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    During my time working for Kyle Dubas with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a player we discussed at length was Montreal Canadiens forward Philip Danault, one of the best two-way centers in the league. Kyle a...
  • System Sheets: Year in Review
    26 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Change is the only constant. What has changed in the past 12 months at the highest level is likely to trickle down to the grass roots in the coming years. Here are five elements that caught my attenti...
  • Building an NHL Team from Scratch
    24 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    With the Seattle Kraken joining the league as its 32nd team, newsletter subscriber Ryan Lennon asked me about my thoughts on team building. We had much to talk about. Here is a recording of our conver...
  • Channelling Maradona
    20 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Diego Armando Maradona (Spanish: [ˈdjeɣo maɾaˈðona]; 30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine professional football player and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in th...
  • Coaching "Problem" Players
    17 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Some players are extremely easy to coach. They: Show up on time Train with enthusiasm Listen to directions Accept constructive criticism Execute with success etc. Others just aren’t that. Chances are,...
  • How to be a Creative Player
    15 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Earlier this year former NHL coach Guy Boucher recounted an interesting story about Sidney Crosby. When Boucher was an assistant coach with the QMJHL’s Rimouski Oceanics and Crosby was the team’s fran...
  • Florida Coaching Notebook
    13 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    I am taking a week off, but not really. Read more
  • For Paid Subscribers: 1v1 Calls w/ Me
    09 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hey there, Thank you for your ongoing support! With the conclusion of the NHL season, I’m curious to hear from you. More specifically: Which players/teams/tactical elements suprised you most this seas...