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

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

Breakouts, Coaches' Corner, Defensive Zone, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Off-ice Training, Passing & Timing, Philosophy, Skating & Agility, Speed, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills, Useful Products
Weiss Tech Hockey Reveals its Top 5 Most Popular Posts of All Time I started this blog a little over 4 years ago‚Ķ 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.…
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Mohawk Agility Drill

Mohawk Agility Drill

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Camps, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Skating & Agility, Stickhandling, Useful Products
Mohawk Agility Drill The Mohawk Agility Drill can be used with cones, sticks, "Attack Triangles," SweetHands, or any other hockey obstacle. More creative obstacles produce more creative players in this drill. Here's the diagram: Mohawk Agility Drill 1. Players line up as shown. 2. Puck carrier puts a move on the first stick, skates down around the second stick (putting a move on it), skates up around the top stick (putting a move on it), then shoots. 3. ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY! Enjoy! USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Stickhandling: SweetHands

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Drills, Hockey Equipment, Individual Skills, Off-ice Training, Puckhandling, Skills, Stickhandling, Useful Products
SweetHands is a Really Useful Hockey Stickhandling Aid that Can Be Utilized in Many Different Ways! If you've been following along with our Home Hockey Training Center course, you probably know by now that versatility is one of the biggest selling points for me when it comes to selecting hockey training products. I like products that will give me multiple uses, and that can be combined with other products to make an even more creative "work space." SweetHands definitely fits that criteria! Features and Benefits Here are a few of the SweetHands features I thought were noteworthy: Durable product that can be used on or off the ice. Comes with two end pieces and six middle pieces, so you can use it as one 8' set-up, two 4' set-ups, or…
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Stickhandling: Swedish Wooden Ball Review

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Drills, Hockey Equipment, Individual Skill Drills, Individual Skills, Off-ice Training, Puckhandling, Skills, Stickhandling, Useful Products
The Swedish Wooden Ball is the "Speed Bag" of Hockey Stickhandling In most areas of athletic development there are drills and products to work on raw strength, and there are drills and products designed to work on speed and agility. Think of the difference between a boxer punching the heavy bag vs. the speed bag, or the difference between squats and sprints. Well, stickhandling is no different. We use different pucks, balls, and other training tools to work on different aspects of stickhandling skill requirements, in an attempt to put together a "complete development package" that will help the athlete to perform at an optimal level. Heavier pucks and balls will develop wrist and forearm strength, while lighter balls will develop faster hands, and quicker reaction speed. Both types of…
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Introduction: Skill Development Strategy

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Equipment, Off-ice Training, Skills, Useful Products
Off-Ice Skill Development Strategy This is the 2nd of 3 intro videos for the Home Hockey Training Center. Check out the first video before watching this one. Here are the links to videos 1 and 3: Video 1: Course Overview Video 3: Objectives and Considerations There are certain hockey skills that can very realistically be developed away from the rink, and then there are some that don't work quite as well. You can gain an advantage over your opponent by practicing as many skills as possible off the ice. This video breaks down which skills can (and should) be worked on away from the rink, and gives a quick overview of how you might want to strategize your off-ice training plans. The main hockey skills that can be developed at…
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