Power Turn Give & Go

Power Turn Give & Go

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Shooting, Skating & Agility
Power Turn Give & Go Awesome drill for working on controlling the puck through a power turn. After going through simulated traffic, players explode out for a give & go pass with coach. Power Turn Give & Go: 1. Power turn through the cones 2. Give & Go with Coach 3. Drive Wide, and Attack the Net USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN: Download PDF Printout Download DrillDraw Import File Add to HockeyShare
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3 Shot Hockey Warm-Up Drill

3 Shot Hockey Warm-Up Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting, Skating & Agility
3 Shot Hockey Warm-Up Drill This is a great drill to get players' legs going at the beginning of practice. It's high tempo, and combines agility skating, with puck control, and shooting in motion. Enjoy! 3 Shot Hockey Warm-Up Drill: 1. Players line up in diagonal corners 2. On whistle, 3 players from each line leave together 3. Player 1 drives wide and shoots 4. Player 2 cuts around the 1st and 2nd cones and shoots from the middle 5. Player 3 cuts around the 1st and 3rd cones and shoots from the far side 6. All shots should be from tops of the circles VARIATIONS: designate different shot types USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN: Download PDF Printout Download DrillDraw Import File Add to HockeyShare
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Teaching Defense to 7-Year-Olds

Teaching Defense to 7-Year-Olds

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Defensive Tactics, Hockey Drills, Individual Skills, Skating, Team Skill Drills, Team Skills, Team Strategy
Teaching Defense to 7-Year-Olds I recently received an email asking about 1 on 1 strategy for 7-year-old defensemen. The coach asked whether he should be teaching the players to play it skating backward (even though they don't skate well backward yet), or starting forward then pivoting backward, or something else altogether. I thought it was a great topic for discussion, and one I'm currently dealing with as well, since I'm working with the same age group on my son's team. So... as I always say, here's my two cents worth: Angle First, then Build to Backwards Most 7-year-olds aren't capable of skating backwards well enough to play a proper 1 on 1. But there are still 1 on 1s in games. So what do you do? Here's my strategy: Put…
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Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: On-Ice Skill Development in Action

Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: On-Ice Skill Development in Action

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Philosophy, Skating & Agility, Useful Products
Weiss Tech Coaching Clinics: On-Ice Skill Development in Action We recently published Part 1 of a video series designed to help coaches formulate their on-ice development processes with their teams. Over the past 4 days since the video went live, we've received a lot of AWESOME feedback from our coaches. Here are a few examples of emails that have come in: Great video as always! Well presented, well organized and well explained. Good video and topic. Far to many coaches lose patience when teaching for skill acquirement. They see the players struggle and not understand what it is they are trying to teach them. [...]¬†Thanks again for putting the video out and I am looking forward to your Coaching Clinic. This is great stuff!¬† I really liked this video explaining…
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6 Puck Shootout

6 Puck Shootout

Fun, Hockey Drills, Misc. Drills
6 Puck Shootout The 6 Puck Shootout is a fun drill that works on breakaways. Since it's a race, players run through at full speed, and have more pressure than in typical shootout drills. I love slotting this one in at the end of practice! 6 Puck Shootout: 1. Players set up as shown, half in each bench. Goalie in each net. 6 pucks on each blue line. 2. On the whistle, the first player on each team takes a breakaway. 3. If the player scores, he or she has to race over and touch the boards before the next player can go. 4. If the player misses, he or she must get his or her own rebound and pass it pack to the next player in line. 5. First…
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