Spotlighting a Behavior

March 13, 2024

Caffeinated Thought of the Week:

Quinnipiac Men’s Hockey may not be a powerhouse program attracting 5-star recruits, yet they consistently compete with top-notch teams, boasting 3 Frozen Four appearances and 1 National Championship in the past decade.

Among many factors contributing to their success, Head Coach Rand Pecknold instills a core value in his team known as “40/40”. With approximately 40 back-checking opportunities per game, he emphasizes the importance of back-checking 100% of the time. Coach Pecknold reinforces this value in the locker room, during one-on-one meetings, and in team film sessions. He ensures that when a player successfully executes a back-check, the team celebrates together.1

***A back-check is a defensive play in hockey where a player without the puck skates back towards their own goal in an effort to disrupt the opposing team’s offensive play.

Quote of the Week:

“What is celebrated, is repeated.” - Andy Stanley

Reflection of the Week:

Developing purpose within a team can be challenging. Are there specific values or mission you are striving to instill within your team or family? Consider spotlighting a single task or behavior to define identity and set expectations.

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