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Dennis Chighisola
Works at New England Hockey Institute
Attended Bridgewater State College
Lived in Kissimmee, FL USA
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Shrinks and other kooks bent on spoiling North American sports might think one way, while most true hockey folks believe quite differently...
Master skills coach and former college coach, Dennis Chighisola (Coach Chic), addresses the question of supplying a hockey trophy for everyone on the team or in the league.
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If you run a hockey podcast -- or want to start one, see this video and then drop me a line...
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I think your show would be awesome on our new online station, "Hockey Talk Radio" (http://hockeytalkradio.playtheradio.com/).  Let me know if you'd like to, by touching base on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CoachChic).
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+Dennis Chighisola i sent you a message from a different user name. i cant contact you with my FB page unless you contact me first. or i am on twitter or jackmullethockey@gmail.com. let me know what you had in mind
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Please hear me out on this one.  For, while I've also used small area games in my practices, I know they're not any kind of magic bullet...
Master skills coach, Dennis Chighisola (Coach Chic) explains several reasons "why I don't like small area hockey games".
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If you "Like" the new Hockey Talk Radio fan page, you'll be kept up on its launch and some of it's programming.  If you're a podcaster, and haven't yet gotten onboard, start here...
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Appreciating that not everyone knows how to help hockey defensemen with this challenging part of their game, here's some advice I think most youth coaches, parents and adult players will benefit from...
Former high school and college head coach, Dennis Chighisola (Coach Chic) explains a simplified method for a hockey defenseman's slot coverage.
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I'm wondering if any coaches (or defensemen) out there have questions about the way I suggest a D cover in his or her slot area.  If so, please shoot your thoughts my way.
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My old hockey friends from back in MA or RI may not know that things were like this when I first started coaching...
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Our new all-hockey, around-the-clock, online radio station is now live, and waiting for you to listen in.  We'd also love your feedback -- on what you like or don't like, and what you'd like to see changed...
Hockey Talk Radio. The first all-hockey, round-the-clock, online hockey station in the world -- the talk interspersed with fan favorite hockey music! We currently have fan-based podcasters commenting on the NHL, plus numerous hockey specialists worthy of learning from.
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Thanks for that, Sean!
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This being a fairly controversial post, I'm only hoping that hockey folks hear me out.  After reading, I'd truly enjoy your impressions...
This post stems from a recent Twitter reply — or, was it in response to a kzillion different things I’ve read and heard in hockey circles?  Ya, “hockey edge work, smedge work”.  Ugh — Dennis Chighisola Hockey Edge Work, Smedge Work Okay, the Twitter comment that just came in moments ago, this in response to …
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Thanks for that, David!
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Just in case hockey parents, older players and especially hockey coaches haven't yet signed up for my free 7-part video series, here's a sampling (Video 1)...
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It makes sense that watching hockey on TV helps kids learn.  If there's a problem, how do we get them to watch?
Master skills coach and former college coach, Dennis Chighisola (Coach Chic), notes the awesome benefits of watching hockey on TV, as a young player, coach or parent.
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This isn't only for hockey pro shop operators, but I think it will also help other skills instructors...
Master skills coach, Dennis Chighisola (Coach Chic), offers some ideas for hockey pro shop owners, as well as for any skills coaches who work the local rinks.
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  • New England Hockey Institute
    President/Director, 1979 - present
  • CoachChic.com
    Hockey Coach/Instructor, 1988 - present
  • St Cloud Thunder
    GM/Head Coach, 2012 - 2012
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Master Hockey Coach, skills analyst, author and video producer known around the hockey world as "Coach Chic".
Introduction
If we were all born to do something, there's little doubt God put me on this planet to teach and coach.  I love working with hockey players -- of all ages, I love helping their parents, and I especially love advising other hockey coaches. 

And, if we do what we love long enough, we become pretty good at it.  In particular, I'd rate myself as one of the tops in the world when it comes to troubleshooting hockey problems, and I know I've saved a number of players from quitting the game just because I saw a skill or game-playing deficiency others had missed.

Then, while I'm a bit old fashion in my personal life, my rather outside-the-box approach to hockey has helped me pioneer numerous hockey related training methods and inventions.  So did it bring me to the Internet very early-on, so that I am now able to share ideas with like minded hockey folks the world over.

Membership site:  CoachChic.com
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Studies at the Moscow Institute for Sport and Physical Culture (Moscow, USSR), BS Degree Physical Education & Coaching, USA Hockey's highest certification - Master Coach
Education
  • Bridgewater State College
    Physical Education & Coaching/Instructional Media, 1982 - 1985
  • Lowell Technological Institute
    Civil Engineering
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
  • Whitman (MA) Public Schools
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