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Serpentine Drill



Serpentine Drill is Great for Youngsters, and Helpful for Older Kids too!

The Serpentine Drill is a great progressional drill if you’ve been working on power turns. This drill develops power turns with the puck, and can incorporate some passing and shooting as well. Here’s the diagram and explanation:

serpentineSerpentine Drill
1. Players line up as shown
2. Puck carrier drives deep, power turns around the low cone, and explodes up ice
3. Puck carrier passes to next player in line, then loops around the high cone
4. Next player passes back to the receiver, then skates up to the center line, picks up a puck, and starts the drill over


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Center Pass for Mites & Squirts



Center Pass is a Great Drill for Younger Age Groups

I’ve been using this drill with my Mite team this year, and have already seen the kids executing it in our games! In the video I show two variations, but you can make more adaptations as you see fit. Here’s the diagram and explanation:

center_pass1Center Pass
Variation 1:
1. Coach dumps the puck into the corner
2. First player in white line goes and gets it
3. Next player in line goes to the front of the net
4. Pass out from the corner, shot on goal

center_pass2Variation 2:
1. Coach dumps the puck into the corner
2. First player in white line goes and gets it
3. One white and one blue drive the net, white trying to get open, blue trying to defend by lifting the white’s stick
4. Player from the corner can either pass out front, or shoot


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Weiss Tech Hockey Reveals its Top 5 Most Popular Posts of All Time

I started this blog a little over 4 years ago… which is a long time in internet years! It started as a bit of an experiment for me. I wanted to try and use web technology to help local coaches with their practice plans. I’d been playing around with a “new” drill diagrammer I had just come across, DrillDraw, and thought it would be cool to make video explanations of drills using a “digital whiteboard.”

I started by posting a few video explanations of my favorite drills, and things just kinda took off from there! At that time, nobody was doing digital video explanations, and it seemed to be a method of delivery that resonated with coaches. As things have progressed, we’ve branched out into other aspects of hockey training and development, and the blog has developed into the format you see today.

This week I was doing a bit of reflection, and I got curious as to which of my posts have been the most popular (in terms of page views) over the past 4 years. So I decided to look into it, and post Weiss Tech Hockey’s Top 5 Most Popular Posts. Here they are (remember, my video-production abilities have evolved over the years… so you might get a good laugh at some of my older stuff!):

Weiss Tech Hockey’s Top 5 Most Popular Posts of All Time

5. Breakouts: Color-coded Breakout System
4. Breakout Progression Drill
3. Forecheck: 1-2-2 “Foosball” Forecheck
2. My Favorite Off-Ice Agility Drill

And the Number 1 Weiss Tech Hockey Post of All Time…

1. 9 Half-Ice Hockey Drills Every Coach Should Know

HELP US OUT!
So there’s the Top 5. I’d love to know which Weiss Tech content has been the most useful for you. Leave your comments in the section below, and let us know what has been useful, and what you’d like to see more of.

Thanks for your participation!

Jeremy

Swedish 5-Pass & Shot



Swedish 5-Pass & Shot

The Swedish 5-Pass & Shot drill is a great way to work on some of the passing and skating patterns used in regroups. This is a more advanced drill, so make sure you have the right group for it before giving it a try. Here’s the diagram:

Swedish 5-Pass & Shot

1. On whistle, first player from each diagonal line leaves without a puck (only one line shown here to keep the diagram simple)
2. First player skates across the blue line, receives a pass from the second player of the opposite line, then touch-passes it back
3. After passing it back, he or she loops around the top of the center-ice circle, receives a pass from the same line he or shee left from, then touch-passes it back
4. After the second touch pass, player loops out wide, opens up as an outlet pass, receives another pass from the same line he/she left from, and attacks 1 on 0

Enjoy!


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Cycle Give and Go Drill



Cycle Give and Go Drill

The Cycle Give and Go Drill is an awesome way to introduce cycling concepts, and offensive attack patterns. Here’s the diagram:

Cycle Give and Go Drill

1. Player from line 1 leaves with the puck and walks up the boards, then cycles back to player from line 2
2. Player from line 1 drives through the seam for a give and go pass, receives the pass from player 2, then executes a one-time-shot

Variation: After receiving the pass back from player 2, player 1 touch-passes to player 3 or 2 for a one-time-shot

Enjoy!


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