Episode Eight: The Foligno Family (Mike, Nick & Marcus)
As many of our listeners are aware, the Roger Neilson’s Coaches Clinic has been officially cancelled for this year, because of the COVID19 pandemic. So, we adapted quickly and created the “Roger Neilson's Coaches Connection”. This is a private online Facebook community designed to continue to provide our coaches out there a place to connect, learn, and inspire each other during this very challenging time for people across the globe.
If you would like to join us in our private Facebook group, just search “Roger Neilson's Coaches Connection”, and simply ask to join the group. We’ve had some incredible presentations and guest speakers that we know any coach would not want to miss out on.
One of our latest initiatives is a Friday afternoon program called, ‘Coffee with Coaches’. We bring in special guest coaches and players to share their wisdom with our coaching community, and we give our coaches a chance to ask our special guests questions they may have about the game.
This was our first instalment of ‘Coffee with Coaches’ and we were lucky enough to have the Foligno family join us! This was a special father/sons edition of our show. Mike(who played over 1000 games in the NHL, while also coaching in the NHL/AHL/juniors for many years), Nick(who’s currently the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets) and Marcus(who is playing for the Minnesota Wild) shared some awesome insight with us about their own relationship as a family, their thoughts on the current state of the game, and some special lessons on personal leadership they have learned over the years. Have a listen to this episode and let us know what you think. I know for me personally, this was an interview to remember!
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