Keeping up with the Joneses may as well be an epidemic for the hockey community. What is he or she doing this summer to get ahead? What team is she playing on next year? Who are they working out with now? Finding a spot on an elite youth or high school team is one of the most worried-about aspects of a hockey player’s development and advancement. It doesn’t need to be, however.
“Sorry kid, the NHL isn’t happening for a guy your size.”Those are comments Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel heard growing up. He heard them playing youth hockey in Woodbury, Minnesota, and at Hill-Murray High School, and at Sioux City in the USHL and at the University of Nebraska Omaha. But instead of discouraging him, those comments motivated Guentzel.
Q: Do you have any suggestions on motivating my kids on our 10U team? A: First of all, as a coach, you need to ask yourself what kind of environment you create for your players. It may sound funny to ask such a serious question when it comes to coaching 10U players, but it’s important. Do you use a positive, constructive, upbeat tone when talking with your players? Is it obvious that you put your players first? Are you fully prepared for on-ice sessions and do you go into practice with a theme?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".