Before you start putting together your Home Hockey Training Center, it’s important to have a game plan. Here’s an example of the things I thought were important considerations for my situation. I think this list is a good start, but I’m sure there are other considerations that might fit different scenarios:
Age: older players are bigger and stronger, which may have implications on how sturdy the equipment needs to be, and how much space you’ll need
Ability: more advanced players will have more advanced needs, which could affect what types of equipment you’ll need
Space: self-explanatory… you need a place to put everything!
Objectives: what are the main skills you’re looking to develop? what equipment best fits those needs?
Budget: if you’re like me, you’re ok with investing in your skill development, as long as the value is there
Once you’ve mapped out your game plan, then the fun begins! Time to start picking and choosing what you’re going to put in your Home Hockey Training Center. That’s where I’m hoping this course will come in useful.
Join me as I give you a peek at my own Home Hockey Training Center, complete with reviews of everything I’ve included in it. And when you’re ready to start shopping, just click the link below to be taken to my favorite store for Hockey Training Aids!
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 home are as follows:
Some Skating Elements
Then there are a few physical performance items that should be worked on at home as well:
With the cost of ice so high, developing your hockey abilities at home is a cheap, and extremely effective way to improve your game!
Welcome to Weiss Tech Hockey’s Home Hockey Training Center!
As you know, hockey is a complex game that combines MANY different skills. Great hockey players can skate well, stickhandle, shoot, pass… they’re strong, fast, smart, and make the right decision at the right time!
One of the biggest mistakes many hockey players make is that they only work on their skills at the rink; they only work on their speed and strength at the rink; and they only work on their hockey smarts at the rink. In today’s game, if you’re only developing your abilities during your regular practices and games, you’re probably not going to achieve your full potential. The best players I know are at the gym on their own, working on their hockey skills off the ice, and improving their decision-making-abilities AWAY FROM THE RINK AS WELL!
Last summer I put together my Coaches’ Training Course, which focused on systems play, and other “mental aspects” of the game. This summer I’ll be focusing more on Individual Skill development. I recently re-released my off-ice strength and conditioning program, the S3 Formula, which focuses on developing raw Speed, Strength, and Size. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be walking you through the process of developing a Home Hockey Training Center that will allow you to improve your Individual Skills at home!