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

Perpetual Forecheck



Awesome Hockey Forechecking Drill that Works on Multiple Game Situations

I’ve been using this Hockey Forechecking Drill in my practices, and it has worked really well for my team. The thing I really like about it, is that it allows you to work on a lot of different stuff at once. Obviously, the main focus is forechecking, but you’re also working on D-Zone Coverage, and Breakouts as well.

Here’s how the drill works:

  • 5 forecheckers start at center ice
  • 5 defenders at each end
  • Coach dumps puck in, defenders attempt to break out, or play d-zone coverage, depending on how quickly the forecheckers get in
  • Forecheckers execute whichever forechecking system the coach designates
  • Play continues until defending team breaks out, or until the forecheckers score
  • If defending team breaks out, forecheckers peel off as soon as puck crosses blue line. After breaking out, the defenders cross the red line, dump it in, and become the NEW forecheckers at the other end.
  • If the forechecking team scores, coach blows two quick whistles to kill the play, then dumps a new puck into the far end. Defending team hustles to the far end to become the NEW forecheckers.

Give this one a go – I think you’ll get some good usage out of it!


USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:



Give and Go 1 on 1



Give and Go 1 on 1 is another AWESOME drill from the Scott Fukami drill collections!

This is another drill I picked up from the Scott Fukami drill collections available to DrillDraw owners. These drill collections are phenomenal, and are filled with hundreds of REALLY GOOD, well-drawn drills. I highly recommend getting all three drill sets if you own DrillDraw. Here’s the diagram and explanation:

give_go_1on1Give and Go 1 on 1

**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

1. On the whistle, the (F) makes a pass to the (D).
2. Return pass to the (F).
3. The (F) carries the puck under the blue line for a 1 on 1 on the opposite side.

Option:
A second (F) joins the play as the first (F) skates under the blue line.

Enjoy!


USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:



Anaheim 2 on 1 Drill



Anaheim 2 on 1 Drill

I have been getting really good usage out of the Scott Fukami drill collections. These drill collections are phenomenal, and are filled with hundreds of REALLY GOOD, well-drawn drills. If you own DrillDraw, I highly recommend picking up all the drill sets.

anaheim_2on1Anaheim 2 on 1 Drill

**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

1. On the whistle, the (F) makes a pass to the (D).
2. The (D) makes a return pass to the (F).
3. The (F) makes a pass to the second (F).
4. 2 on 1 back.

Enjoy!


USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:



1 on 0 Headman Drill



1 on 0 Headman is an AWESOME drill. Give it a try!!

I picked up this drill from the Scott Fukami drill collections available to DrillDraw owners. These drill collections are phenomenal, and are filled with hundreds of REALLY GOOD, well-drawn drills. I highly recommend picking up all three drill sets. Here’s the diagram and explanation:

1on0_headman1 on 0 Headman

1. On the whistle, (1) passes a puck to the (D).
2. D to D pass, then a return pass to (1).
3. (1) receives the puck and makes a stretch pass to the “Ghost Man” (Gh), who has skated across the neutral zone.
4. (Gh) takes a shot.
5. (2) passes a puck to the (D).
6. D to D pass, then a return pass to (2)
7. (2) hits (1), who has turned back up the ice.
8. (1) shoots, and (2) becomes the next “Stretch Man”

The drill is continuous with (1) making the next pass to the (D) and the stretch pass to (2).

Enjoy!


USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:



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