Our NHL clients are constantly looking for new pathways to evolve their game and learn how their play can influence the outcome of every game. They want to know how to apply their skill set in a way that provides them opportunity to dictate the play. The ability to dictate is the ultimate goal in player development. Our clients learn how they can force the game into his strengths and assert a level of influence on the game that only few can.


My role is to profile their game habits and build a customized Success Equation consistent with translatable skill principles, which acts as a mental map for the player to play into their strengths and manufacture opportunities to take control of the play.


! It is a true privilege to work with the top players in the world, the best part is seeing the training to game transfer, to see how quickly they can adapt their mindset to apply their skills in a different way that creates the competitive advantage they are looking for. That impact is what drives us to learn, grow and adapt every single day!


Belfry Hockey Client


In recent years Darryl has emerged as the preeminent Performance Coach for the NHL’s best players.


From an early age, Darryl has combined his interest with teaching with his passion for hockey. Over the last 20 years he has honed his craft pioneering the most innovative approach to practical analytics and skill development in the game today.


Coming out of high school this career path didn’t exist, Darryl has blazed his own trail following his passion to stand alone atop the skill development industry. After working with the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) Darryl’s path is an example of how a determination to be different and better encouraged him to innovate and his clients are among the very best in the NHL.

Belfry Hockey Client


It is a never-ending evolution of asking better questions, developing more precise measures, tightening efficiency and translating development into performance.


Through the process of developing our “Illustrative Analytics Model” I have been able to identify a “Translate-able skill List” which are skill sets that are relevant through to the NHL. Too many players have skill sets that have a shelf-life, are highly effective at one level, but are obsolete at the next level. Players who aren’t developing along a “translate-able skill” path will find their roles diminish, their projection to ceiling and their growth rate towards realizing their ultimate potential stunted. My model provides me a toolkit that reveals each players true “Identity”, which is paramount in development. Many players believe their role on their hockey team is their identity, which is often not the case at all. Your role is relative to the assets available to the coach - and is often fluid depending on changing assets amongst the team. Players who can play the role assigned to them by the coach on the team, while maintaining their identity will have the most

projection. The more authentic a players translate-able skill set is to their identity, the greater chance the player has in fulfilling their potential. Essentially, the conversion process of a “Prospect” to an NHL Player, or NHL player to NHL star, and NHL star to NHL superstar is the same, regardless of current stage. We use the “Illustrative Analytics Model” to ...



          Determine Authentic Identity

          Match Habits vs Translate-able Skill

          Develop pandora skill set

          Build authentic confidence

          Sustain Adversity


The landscape of NHL Player Development is evolving, largely due to the competitive conditions of the current NHL including the salary cap, the wider spread emergence of teenage impact players, the success of teams committed to building the team around a core group of players through the draft and the pressure of having to develop your own players. Player development is in the process of evolving and our model is at the forefront of that evolution, largely because of it’s ability to effectively and immediately transfer training to quantified performance gains.


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Belfry Hockey Client


Andrew Ladd Training to Game Transfer

Adam Henrique Training to Game Transfer

Daniel Girardi Training to Game Transfer

Jeff Skinner Training to Game Transfer

Max Pacioretty Training to Game Transfer

Matt Duchene Training to Game Transfer

John Tavares Training to Game Transfer

John Tavares Training to Game Transfer

Patrick Kane Training to Game Transfer

Patrick Kane Training to Game Transfer

Taylor Beck Training to Game Transfer

Colby Armstrong Training to Game Transfer

Andrew Cogliano Training to Game Transfer

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 Buffalo, NY 14202


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