Off-ice Hockey Agility Drill

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Off-ice Hockey Agility Drill

Off-ice Training, Speed
The Dot Drill is One of my Staple Off-Ice Agility Drills The Dot Drill is one of the most effective off-ice hockey agility drills I’ve ever seen. This drill is easy and inexpensive to set up, and only takes about a minute of the athlete’s time each day – so there are no excuses not to do it! Remember, the dots should be placed in a 2′ x 3′ rectangle, with one dot in the middle. Each dot should be about 5″ in diameter. You can spray paint the dots onto your garage or basement floor, or onto an old piece of carpet. You could also use something less permanent such as sidewalk chalk or tape. I prefer the rubber dot drill mats because they have better grip and are…
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Synchronized Passing

Synchronized Passing

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
Use this Hockey Passing Drill to Develop Passing Technique in Motion Synchronized Passing is a simple, yet highly effective, hockey passing drill that will help players to develop their ability to maintain proper hockey passing technique while in motion. Players should be taught to incorporate their weight transfer into their stride while giving and receiving passes. This will help them to "cushion and sweep" their passes properly. Here's the diagram and explanation: Synchronized Passing: 1. Players skate side by side, giving and receiving passes while in motion. 2. After skating behind the net, players crisscross so that they work both forehand and backhand passing. 3. Start slow, then work up to full speed. NOTE: Start with your players very close to each other. As their skill level improves, increase the…
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Center Lag Timing Drill

Center Lag Timing Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
The Center Lag Timing Drill Timing in hockey is a skill that requires not only physical ability, but mental ability as well. It is not uncommon to see young players buzzing around in practices or games - they appear to only have one speed: FULL SPEED. Since they're working hard, they think they're doing a good job... In reality, it is the player who arrives in the right spot, at the right time, with speed that will be the most effective. Teach your players to pass to designated receiving areas, not necessarily to players. The responsibility lies with the receiver to make the play work. The receiver must select the proper route to the receiving zone so that he or she arrives on time, with speed. He or she must…
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Hockey Passing Technique

Individual Skills, Passing
A hockey team's ability to consistently make stick to stick passes can be the difference between winning and losing. Passing is one of those fundamentals skills that can inhibit a player's future progress if not learned properly early on. Here are 3 essential keys to proper hockey passing technique - enjoy! (12/30/08) PS - CHECK OUT THIS COOL TRAINING AID I FOUND TO HELP YOU WORK ON YOUR PASSING OFF THE ICE. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE "TAPE 2 TAPE PASSER" (MAKE SURE TO WATCH THE DEMO VIDEO TOO) 
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High-Low Shooting Drill

High-Low Shooting Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting
High-Low Shooting is a Good Warm-up Drill for Everyone Here's another great hockey drill that I like to use particularly as a warm-up drill. It is quick-paced, and incorporates skating, stickhandling, and shooting in stride. It's also great for goalies as it gets them moving side-to-side. Players must keep their heads up as they explode through the middle of the ice in opposite directions. Stress that the players keep their feet moving throughout the entire drill. Here's the diagram and explanation: High-Low Shooting 1. Players are divided into 4 corners with pucks. 2. All 4 lines leave at the same time on the whistle. 3. Short lines go to first set of cones. 4. Long lines go to middle set of cones. 5. Players skate full speed through the cones,…
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