People often find themselves drawn to a certain sport. Maybe it’s the fast-paced play, the roar of the fans, the power and skill of the athletes or the team camaraderie.
Weplay’s Coach of the Week, Danny Bennett, was immediately drawn to hockey at a young age. He founded PASI Hockey in 2002 and coaches for the Belle Tire organization working with the 2003 and 2000 AAA divisions. Danny sets up, sponsors and coaches the senior team which happens to be stocked with Division 1 and former college players.
“I have loved hockey my whole life and just wanted to be part of it,” Danny says. “The kids are great and so is the game.”
Every coach has those moments that truly make coaching a passion and worthwhile. For Danny, those priceless moments are the player-coach relationships.
“I also enjoy working with the kids and seeing them grow into young men,” Danny says. “One of the best things is when they see you years later and they never forget you.”
Outside of being a hockey coach and playing hockey, Danny owns his own company called PASI which stands for: Professional Abatement Services Inc. PASI is a full union asbestos abatement contractor.
“Durning the day this keeps me busy and when 4 p.m. comes around it’s back to hockey,” Danny explains.
Danny loves to get out on the ice and he has two kids who have followed in their father’s footsteps.
Coach Danny Bennett’s Keys For Coaching Success:
1. Just make sure they are having fun playing the game.
2. Make sure you are as fair as possible with ice times.
3. Make sure you have a coach that can communicate well with the kids and the parents.
Danny’s thoughts on Weplay:
Weplay has been a great site for me. I use it for all my teams. Belle Tire teams, select teams in the summer and spring, and even my senior teams have a sight. You can post sponsors, take team polls etc. Great job!
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