Jarret Reid – New Personal Website

You can learn more about Jarret Reid on his new website here: http://jarretreid.ca/.

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Jarret Reid: Paying it Forward

Jarret Reid knows that taking success for granted can be among one of the worst things someone can do. Jarret also knows that a true marker for success is not what an individual has achieved, but what he or she has contributed to the world around them. If you were to ask yourself today what you’ve done to improve a person’s life other than your own, what would the answer be? Jarret believes that as long as you’ve helped one person improve once a day, then you’ve done more than anyone else could ask of you. Not everyone is fortunate or stable enough to be able to contribute, Jarret however, is lucky enough to be one of those people. In the world of hockey, it is often misconstrued as a brutal sport that focuses on savagery more than good will. Jarret says this cannot be further from the truth, and that comradery is key to building a successful team. He applies this philosophy off the ice as well, by contributing both his time and money to charitable groups.

Jarret Reid knows that not everyone has been as fortune as he has. He also understands that many great talents can be lost simply because someone never taps into their gift. This is why Jarret stays active in programs that help those less fortunate than himself. Jarret actively volunteers and donates to both United Way, a coalition of charities, as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Everyone has their own obstacles to overcome, and Jarret knows that a bit of a helping hand can go a long way, which is why he hopes his contributions to charitable groups will set an example for fellow hockey players and coaches like himself.

Jarret Reid: A History

Jarret Reid was born on March 10th 1973, since then, he has developed a love for both hockey and community that have molded and shaped not only his life, but the lives of those around him. As a wave hockey instructor, Jarret now hones and develops the skills of his students with his extensive experience in the field and of course, on the ice. Jarret’s natural affinities for hockey are largely attributed to him growing up in Ontario Canada, where the sport and all it’s participants are held in the highest regard. It was here that Jarret would develop his interest in hockey and discover his talents that came with it.

Over the years, Jarret Reid has received a remarkable amount of various awards and distinctions that catapult him to the upper echelons of sport greatness. His dedication, passion, and skill in hockey are the traits he says he has to thank most for his accrued accolades and general success in his career. In 1990, Jarret would be picked 4th overall in the first drafting round of the OHL, being picked up by the Sault Greyhounds. That same year Jarret would go on to become the leading rookie scorer in the 1990 to 1991 season, scoring 38 points alone. During his three years with the Greyhounds, they would win every single OHL championship, thanks both to Jarret’s talent and leadership. In 1993, Jarret helped seize the Memorial Cup, in a clutch 4-2 victory against the Peterborough Petes. Not satisfied with that, upon winning the Memorial Cup, Jarret also received recognition by the Government of Ontario for distinguished performance in the field of an amateur sport. This International Achievement Award was presented by Bob Ray, the premiere of Ontario.

Jarret Reid: A Team Player

When asked what makes a good player, Jarret believes there are many factors. Among the most important are discipline, passion, hard work, and teamwork. However, none are as important to Jarret as having heart. Jarret says that the biggest defining trait for a team player is that he never gives up, no matter the obstacles or the odds, a champion perseveres through thick and thin, never settling for second best. It is this very attitude says Jarret, that contributed to his success both as a hockey player and a coach. As a coach, Jarret hopes to instill a sense of perseverance and passion in his players that he believes will help lead them to enjoy careers even more successful and impressive than Jarret’s himself. To do so, Jarret exercises the old idiom that practice makes perfect. Practice is what lead Jarret to become drafted in the NHL in the 5th round. Practice has allowed Jarret to be abducted into the OHL 50 Score Alumni. This is why Jarret knows that the difference between a good coach and a great coach, is to lead not through instruction, but example.

During Jarret Reid’s stay with the Sault Greyhounds, he went above and beyond the call of duty, and contributed more to the team than most others could dream of. In 1993, Jarret became the regular season leading scorer on the Greyhounds, and would later become the playoff season leading scorer, and even receive the coveted playoff MVP award, one of the most prestigious awards one can receive.

Jarret Reid: Coach

Jarret Reid may no longer play on the ice, at least not professionally, but he has found other ways to put his talent to work by instructing others. Jarret’s experience and natural talent in hockey made it an easy transition to becoming a wave hockey coach. Jarret now spends his time fostering young and new talent, honing their skills for possible professional careers. Something Jarret said is even more rewarding than his own hockey career had been. Jarret’s love of the game of hockey started while he was growing up in Burlington Ontario. So it seems only fitting that Jarret would then become a hockey coach there, helping kids foster and nurture their talents. Jarret utilizes his 15 plus years of experience on the ice, as well as his natural born talent to help teach Wave Hockey to all of those interested in learning. Jarret says that though he is the coach, he has learned just as much, if not more from his students than they have from him.

Jarret not only played hockey professionally across the world, he has taught across the world as well. Before Jarret became a part of Ontario’s wave hockey program, becoming the Director of Power Skating and Skill Development, Jarret Reid conducted several skating seminars and clinics in many exotic locals. Some of these locations included, Aosta, Italy, Copenhagen, Denmark, Hamburg Germany, and Grenoble France. Jarret did this for a seven year period and says that the experience of the many different cultures made it easier for Jarret to relate to each individual he coached, and helped him to become versatile and adaptive in communicating with his players, a key to success in any coaching program.

Jarret Reid: Philanthropist

Jarret Reid knows that taking success for granted can be among one of the worst things someone can do. Jarret also knows that a true marker for success is not what an individual has achieved, but what he or she has contributed to the world around them. If you were to ask yourself today what you’ve done to improve a person’s life other than your own, what would the answer be? Jarret believes that as long as you’ve helped one person improve once a day, then you’ve done more than anyone else could ask of you. Not everyone is fortunate or stable enough to be able to contribute, Jarret however, is lucky enough to be one of those people. In the world of hockey, it is often misconstrued as a brutal sport that focuses on savagery more than good will. Jarret says this cannot be further from the truth, and that comradery is key to building a successful team. He applies this philosophy off the ice as well, by contributing both his time and money to charitable groups. Jarret does this not only to help others, but because each donation is an investment in the future.

Jarret Reid makes many of his charitable contributions to United Way of Canada, a non profit coalition of volunteer based charity groups in Canada. United Way campaigns raise money for local groups that address community issues and problems, and the national organization provides leadership, services and coordination to the members. In Canada, United Ways and Centraides are led and supported by more than 200,000 volunteers all dedicated to improving the lives of individuals in their community. Volunteers such as Jarret sit on United Way boards, and work on local fundraising campaigns. Jarret believes this is key to keeping the community healthy and intact.

Jarret Reid: A Worldly Winner

Jarret Reid’s hockey passion and ability simply could not be contained to Canada alone. Over Jarret’s career, he has spent much time abroad, both playing and instructing in the field of hockey. During eight of his fifteen years as a professional hockey player, Jarret Reid played in France, Italy, and even Germany. In Germany Jarret would go on to rank as number 4 in the all time scorer list for Timmendorfer Strand in the German Bundesliga, Oberliga, with six hundred and fifty seven points in two hundred and thirty professional games. Jarret’s ability to drive the puck home has been apparent throughout the entirety of his hockey career. Even as a player in the OHL, a juvenile hockey league of Ontario, Jarret would be named the regular season high scorer, the playoff season high scorer, and would then go on to become a member of the OHL 50 scorer Alumni, a group that commemorates anyone who scores fifty of more points in a single season.

Jarret Reid’s success on the ice was not limited to Canada, or even his own career. Jarret not only played hockey professionally across the world, he has taught across the world as well. Before Jarret became a part of Ontario’s wave hockey program, becoming the Director of Power Skating and Skill Development, Jarret conducted several skating seminars and clinics in many exotic locals. Some of these locations included, Aosta, Italy, Copenhagen, Denmark, Hamburg Germany, and Grenoble France. Jarret did this for a seven year period and says that the experience of the many different cultures made it easier for Jarret to relate to each individual he coached, and helped him to become versatile and adaptive in communicating with his players, a key to success in any coaching program.

Jarret Reid: Community Servant

Jarret Reid has focused much of his life on Hockey. He has been able to move that focus to being only about hockey to instead being about his daughter first and hockey second. Although he still coaches and instructs Hockey Players, he also now has another more important goal, teaching and helping his own daughter. She was born with Type One Diabetes. This devastating disease has helped Jarret Reid to understand what was truly important in life, and he has turned into an outstanding advocate for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Helping to host numerous teams as well as being a part of the Cory Conacher Foundation has helped Jarret Reid learn and grow.

Jarret Reid has always had a strong sense of community service and at the age of 19 and 20 he took part in helping the United Way through some photo shoots and posters of Jarret in his uniform with children. The poster and photos helped raise money for The United Way. Fast forward almost 20 years, and Jarret Reid is back giving of himself again as he works with the Cory Conacher Diabetes Hockey Camp ad well as the Cory Conacher Golf Tournament held in Burlington Ontario.

Jarret Reid is a dedicated member of his community and is proud to be a part of these great causes. He understands how important it is for money to be raised for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and how important it is for kids with diabetes to be able to take part in the Cory Conacher Summer camp.

Jarret Reid: Higher Performance Power Hockey

Jarret Reid, as the Director of Power Skating it is Jarret’s job to help teach people, the skills necessary to be a powerful hockey player. According to the Wave Hockey website that includes: “technical power skating program that emphasizes first-step quickness, reaction skills, lateral movement, stickhandling and puck control, explosiveness, power and acceleration.”

To this day, Cory Conacher, who is one of the NHL’s shorter men, relies upon his speed more than many. Conacher knows that Jarret Reid and the people at the High Performance and Power Skating Program at Wave Hockey were instrumental in helping to make him better on the ice. Conacher notes that he sees a “huge improvement in foot speed, balance, and stride length” since getting coaching from Jarret Reid and Wave Hockey.

Another professional Hockey Player, who has learned a lot from Jarret Reid, is Chad Wiseman. Currently playing for a Swedish Team, Wiseman knows that a big part of his success has been working with Jarret Reid for the past 5 years. Wiseman believes that Jarret Reid is great at working with any player at any skill level. Wiseman notes, “He can quickly break down areas that need improvement with an approach that makes sense and is easy to understand.

Whether it is coaches or owners of hockey teams, such as Bob Boughner President and Owner of the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club, Jean Luic, the Head Coach for the Oakville Rangers Minor Peewee AAA team or parents who are looking to make the children’s dreams reality, they all agree that Jarret Reid is a great coach and instructor.

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