The Future of Hockey: How Technology Is Changing The Game

The Future of Hockey: How Technology Is Changing The Game

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Being adaptable is important for any coach, whether it’s a new technology, a new process, or a new plan. Your ability to adapt as a coach is key when it comes to improving the overall performance of your players. Now more than ever, software ingenuity has been providing both coaches and players opportunities that were never available to them before. Players can now look at their own data and see exactly where they fit in. This helps them improve as they can quickly hone into strengths and weaknesses.

For coaches, having data so accessible can lead to more effective coaching and training, providing greater insight into their players. In many cases, what was typically done using pen and paper, can now be done with the click of a button.

Technology has been and will be, a huge contributing factor when it comes to building winning teams.

We’re in the “information era” of hockey coaching, adapting to technology will not only save you time, it will also significantly help with your coaching methods while pushing your players to new heights.

Mike Sullivan’s group won the Stanley Cup with a north-south approach caters to “analytics hockey,” as breaking the barrier.

The above chart is taken from SkillShark Software showing player progression over time. Using historical athlete data, this weighted calculation automatically populates through the accumulation of tryout and performance events.

Aaron Wilbur, the CEO and founder of The Coaches Site, speaks of his experience with SkillShark, sharing the countless ways technology has helped his organization. Aaron works with minor hockey associations, governing bodies, charitable organizations, and strategic partners to enhance the experience of young athletes who are passionate about hockey.

SkillShark is currently saving coaches over 50+ hours when it comes to evaluating athletes. If you’re interested to try the software or learn how it works. Select a time HERE to receive a free presentation and 25 player trial account.

Michelle Corry

Michelle is SkillShark’s dedicated marketing cognoscente. She is an avid athlete, dedicated professional, marketer and creative visionary. Michelle lived and breathed sports most of her life, being awarded athlete of the year back in early 2000, including a rugby scouting invitation from Team Canada. SkillShark has changed her perception entirely in terms of what she thought was possible in sports evaluation today.