The Hockey Toolkit

by Trevor DiCarlo & Andrew Trimble

A bi-weekly show focused and centered around the amazing game of hockey at the youth to pro levels. Each episode the guys will talk shop and bring on special guests to discuss certain topics surrounding the game you love! Co-hosts: Andrew Trimble (Twitter @AndrewTrimble7) Trevor DiCarlo (Twitter @TDC_Hockey)

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Working With The Pro's W/ Jon Lounsbury

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    Working With The Pro's W/ Jon Lounsbury

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    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 14 of The Hockey Toolkit! In this episode, Trevor and Andrew update us on spring and summer hockey, the Stanley Cup Finals, and much more. The guys then dive into Player Development and Working with Professional Athletes. Coach Jon Lounsbury, of the Oates Sports Group, joins Trevor and Andrew in a discussion that covers a wide range of topics from Player Development to Youth and Girls Hockey. Coach Lounsbury has coached at the Prep, Junior, and NCAA Division 1 levels before working with Professional athletes and the Oates Sports Group. He discusses with Trevor and Andrew some of his philosophies, concepts the Pros want to work on, and their summer training regimen. Other topics the guys discuss are: Coach Trevor's Spring Hockey and Training in Coach Trimble's garage Girls Field Hockey Story Stanley Cup Finals Preview and much more... The guys finish the episode off with their "Top NHL Players Who Never Won A Cup" Follow the guys on Twitter- @AndrewTrimble7 @TDC_Hockey @TheHockeyFocus Also, sign up for Coach Trimble's Daily Hockey Newsletter: https://andrewtrimble.substack.com/

  • Sharpening Your Coaching Skills W/ Pete Kamman of Elevated Hockey

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    Sharpening Your Coaching Skills W/ Pete Kamman of Elevated Hockey

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    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 13 of The Hockey Toolkit! In this episode, Trevor and Andrew jump into their first conversation after a brief hiatus and explore some NHL Playoff Hockey, recent travels, and much more. The guys then dive into the topic of Coaching the Coaches, and the importance of improving your coaching skills in the offseason. Coach Pete Kamman, the Executive Director of Montana Amateur Hockey, joins Trevor and Andrew in a discussion about how to develop coaches within USA Hockey, and the skills coaches can acquire in the offseason. Coach Pete is also the Head Coach for Montana State University, and with his company Elevated Hockey, and he discusses with Trevor and Andrew some of his favorite coaching books, his experience running USA Hockey Coaching Seminars and much more. Other topics the guys discuss are: Spring Hockey and Recent Travels Interacting with Coaches at Showcases and Seminars David Pastrnak & Matthew Tkachuk fight Podcasts & Youtube and much more... The guys finish the episode off with their "Top 3 Favorite Coaches of All Time" Check out Pete Kamman's online site for more info on some of his outstanding programs: - Hockey Training : Elevated Hockey Follow the guys on Twitter- @AndrewTrimble7 @TDC_Hockey @TheHockeyFocus Also, sign up for Coach Trimble's Daily Hockey Newsletter: https://andrewtrimble.substack.com/

  • Mental Toughness & Grit W/ Dr. Kevin Willis

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    Mental Toughness & Grit W/ Dr. Kevin Willis

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    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of The Hockey Toolkit! In this episode, Trevor and Andrew jump into their first conversation after their 3 part Advisor Series and explore recent happenings in the hockey world, their respective hockey programs, and much more. The guys then dive into the topic of Mental Toughness and Grit, and the importance of developing these characteristics with hockey players. Dr. Kevin Willis Ph.D., author of "Hockey Grit, Grind and Mind" joins Trevor and Andrew in a discussion about how to develop these traits in hockey players, and trends he's seen in the growth of sports psychology. Dr. Willis has a segment on the NHL Network on SiriusXM Radio for the show Hockey Prospect Radio. How can we develop passion in players? What are some of his favorite stories and interactions with players? Other topics the guys discuss are: Spring Hockey and Recent News New England Wolves EHLP Finals run NJ Devils vs NY Rangers line brawl Twitter/ Zach Hyman controversy and much more... The guys finish the episode off with their "Top 3 Mentally Tough Players" Check out Dr. Kevin Willis' online sites for more info on some of his outstanding programs: - TheCompletePlayer.com - 30DaysMentalToughness.com - CompeteLevelFormula.com - ZenHockey.com Follow the guys on Twitter- @AndrewTrimble7 @TDC_Hockey @TheHockeyFocus Also, sign up for Coach Trimble's Daily Hockey Newsletter: https://andrewtrimble.substack.com/

  • Our Hockey Advisor Recap

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    Our Hockey Advisor Recap

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    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of The Hockey Toolkit! In this episode, Trevor and Andrew press the rewind button and review their two previous episodes with Hockey Advisors. In this episode, we discuss, at length, the differences in our interactions with Tim Madsen of NexLevel Hockey and Stefano Cantali of AHA Advising.  What struck us as different in these companies?  What were the similarities?  Through Trevor and Andrew's observations, what would an ideal Hockey Advisor look like? Other Topics include: Spring Youth Hockey Tryouts Recent NHL News and 3 v 3 Overtime.  Do you pull the goalie? NCAA and Junior Commitments Tournament Tie-Breakers and the importance of knowing the rules! and much more... Follow the guys on Twitter- @AndrewTrimble7 @TDC_Hockey @TheHockeyFocus Also, sign up for Coach Trimble's Daily Hockey Newsletter: https://andrewtrimble.substack.com/

  • Interview With An Advisor #2 - Stefano Cantali Advancement Hockey Advising

    Interview With An Advisor #2 - Stefano Cantali Advancement Hockey Advising

    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10 of The Hockey Toolkit! In this episode, Trevor and Andrew jump into a long-form interview with Stefano Cantali, the Director of Advising for AHA Advisors. In this special episode, we take a deep dive into Stefano and how AHA Advisors operate.  What makes AHA different from other companies?  How do they acquire players?  How can they service so many clients while also being involved in other projects? Other Topics include: Stefano's playing background AHA + and the many services AHA offers The Role of an Advisor in a players Hockey Experience Trevor's concerns on their testimonial page with their advancement info and Andrew's questions with their use of non-certified mental coaching. and much more... Follow the guys on Twitter- @AndrewTrimble7 @TDC_Hockey @TheHockeyFocus Also, sign up for Coach Trimble's Daily Hockey Newsletter: https://andrewtrimble.substack.com/