Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Giving players boundaries, parameters, direction, and feedback

As the new head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Bob Gainey is working to ensure each player "know[s] exactly what's expected of him."

According to Coach Gainey, who's coached in more than 450 NHL games, he will "try to give them boundaries, parameters, direction and feedback - done well, (or) not done well."

"After a few days, I hope to be able to give the players some key messages that there are places they will be corrected on," said Coach Gainey. "That will give them concentration - that they need to do this particular thing, or they'll be corrected on it."