Kim McCullough (totalhockey)

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Total Female Hockey Club

Kim McCullough, Director & Founder of Total Female Hockey, has trained, coached and consulted with over 1500 players and 300 coaches, from novice to National teams, on how to take their on-ice performance to the next level through off-ice player development.

7 Championship Quotes
The Provincial Championships start today for all the girls hockey teams who qualified in Ontario, so I thought it would be a perfect time to send out a few motivational “Championship” quotes to get players, coaches and families fired up for th...[Read on]
Follow The Bouncing Ball
I have to admit…… I used to be one of those players who would bang their stick on their ice after missing an open net. I’d roll my eyes when someone missed a pass that I thought she should get. I’d mutter something under my breat...[Read on]
What Guarantees Success At The Next Level
With only a few short weeks left in the playoff season here in Ontario, and tryouts just around the corner, many of us have already started to think about next season. So I wanted to share a little bit of advice for those of you who are moving up a level...[Read on]
11 Truths For Success On and Off The Ice
With the Olympics officially starting today, the entire athletic community becomes much more fixated on what it takes to achieve success on the biggest stage on Earth. So to help celebrate the start of the world’s greatest athletic spectacle, I wan...[Read on]
8 Secrets To Scoring More Goals
Goal scoring is something that is lacking across all levels of girls’ hockey.  Quite often, girls are more concerned with making one more pass or picking the perfect spot to shoot instead of just getting the puck to the net.  Here are some...[Read on]
7 Cs That Make Coaches Happy
Over the holiday season, I take a few days to reflect on what my teams and players have achieved (and still need to work on) in this first half of the season. I thought I would share with you the 7Cs that me and my fellow coaches are looking for (and hopi...[Read on]
The Truth About Shots On Net
I have to admit that when I first starting coaching, I was a little too focused on asking my teams to get more shots on net than their opponent. It was a mainstay of my pre-game speeches and often repeated the line, “There’s no such thing as a...[Read on]
7 Skills Every Hockey Player Must Work On (and Why)
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to watch two of the best women’s college hockey teams in the States – University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota-Duluth – face-off against each other in a double-header. At the time, bo...[Read on]
The Confidence Hat-Trick
After 15+ years of experience playing, training and coaching in girls’ and women’s hockey, I can tell you that the biggest difference between male and female hockey is CONFIDENCE. Boys tend to be OVER-confident in their abilities, while girls...[Read on]
4 Essential Hockey Habits
Having been at both the Team Canada and Team Ontario Under 18 team tryouts for the past 2 weeks, I’ve seen a lot of great players and good hockey being played. Players who have reached the tryouts for provincial and national level teams definitely h...[Read on]