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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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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Czech Race

Czech Race

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Checking & Angling, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Skating & Agility, Team Skill Drills
Czech Race is an Intense, Sprint Race This one is a great, full-speed sprint race. Lots of intensity, and good opportunity for some physical contact. Czech Race: 1. Players line up on red lines 2. On the whistle, two players across from each other race to the puck 3. The player who gets to the puck first shoots, other player backchecks 4. On the next whistle the other two players go the other way USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Bednar Escape Race

Bednar Escape Race

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Team Skill Drills
Here's a Fun Competition Drill that can be Run Half-Ice I picked this one up from by good friend Jan Bednar, out in Slovakia. This one is great for full-speed agility skating, and works power turns and pivots, forward and backward. Bednar Escape Race: 1. On whistle, first player from each corner leaves and skates the route shown 2. Full power turns around each cone, pivot backwards around the bottom quarter of the circle 3. Race to the puck, player who gets there first shoots, other player backchecks USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Michigan Mile – Hockey Conditioning Drill

Michigan Mile – Hockey Conditioning Drill

Conditioning, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills
This Hockey Conditioning Drill Give a Perfect 3:1 Rest-to-Work Ratio The Michigan Mile is one of my favorite Hockey Conditioning Drills. I picked it up from my old assistant coach, Josh Burkart, who grew up in Michigan. I love it because it's short, explosive bursts of speed, and can be done in a variety of ways. It also offers an optimal 3:1 rest-to-work ratio, which is perfect for hockey players. Here's the diagram and explanation: Michigan Mile: Four groups, on blues, facing each other. As soon as group 1 finishes, group 2 goes. Then 3, then 4, then back to 1. 1. red line and back - 5 push-ups 2. far blue line and back - 5 push-ups 3. red, back, far blue, back - 5 push-ups 4. far blue,…
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