QuickStickz Review

QuickStickz Review

Coaches' Corner, Fun, Hockey Drills, Hockey Equipment, Individual Skill Drills, Misc. Drills, Stickhandling, Useful Products
QuickStickz is a Fun and Effective way to Develop Stickhandling Ability I've been really excited to get this post out, and let you know about a cool product called QuickStickz. QuickStickz is an innovative new way to work on your stickhandling abilities off the ice, and it's a lot of fun too! A few months ago I was invited to take a look at QuickStickz, which is a video-game-based, hockey stickhandling development system. I had seen the product before, but I'd never had the chance to get my hands on one. The idea seemed really cool, so I was excited to see what it was all about. How it Works: QuickStickz uses a special infrared camera that connects up to your PC via USB jack. The camera combos up with…
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Skating: PowerSlide Hockey Slide Board

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Drills, Hockey Equipment, Individual Skill Drills, Off-ice Training, Skating & Agility, Skills, Stickhandling, Useful Products
The PowerSlide Hockey Slide Board Allows you to Imitate a Skating Motion while Developing Other Skills A while back I was talking to one of my coaching buddies about some of the cool off-ice training equipment that is available these days. I mentioned something about combining a hockey slide board with a stickhandling skill pad, and how it would be cool to be sliding back and forth while stickhandling, passing, shooting, or anything else. At the time I thought my idea was completely original... but, it turns out that innovative hockey coaches have had their players doing this for years! What You Get, and Set-up: So... here's what I did. I picked up the PowerSlide slide board from HockeyShot. It's a really high quality slide board that is portable, so…
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Stickhandling: FlyPuck Review

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Equipment, Individual Skills, Off-ice Training, Puckhandling, Skills, Useful Products
The FlyPuck is a Great Tool for Achieving an "On-ice" Feel, While Off the Ice! Over the past few years, a number of off-ice hockey pucks have made their way onto the scene. Initially, most of these pucks were designed to be used for roller hockey, with the intent of using them on a SportCourt surface. Some of these pucks worked ok, some of them not as well... but at the end of the day none of them REALLY did what we needed them to do. Requirements For an off-ice puck to be an effective tool for stickhandling development, it has to have the same weight and feel as a real puck does on the ice, and it also has to behave like a real puck does on the ice.…
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Hang Clean for Hockey

Off-ice Training, Speed, Strength
Hang Clean for Hockey The Hang Clean is one of the most effective exercises for increasing hockey speed, strength, coordination, and general athleticism. Because it is so effective, we include it as one of our "core" lifts in the S3 Formula (by core I mean "main" or "staple" lifts, not the core muscles of the mid-section). Technique is extremely important with the Hang Clean. So, start light enough that you can control the weight and develop your technique before moving on to heavier weights. Including this lift in your off ice training program will help make you a stronger, faster player come fall! Good luck! Jeremy
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Effective Off Ice Hockey Training

Off-ice Training, Speed, Strength
Interview with Tyler from NHL Digest:NHL Digest March 11, 2010 8:06 PM by Tyler Effective Off Ice Hockey Training Off ice hockey training has been an area of extreme interest to me ever since I played college hockey. You see, I was the kid that had some talent, (not much) but enough, to play on the top teams growing up. But, I was a tall, but underweight and weak defenseman. As you know, those don’t go together! It wasn’t until I reached college and my hockey coach put the a large emphasis on off ice training that I really started to develop. To make a long story short, I often wonder what might have been if I had started an off ice hockey training program in my early teens? Since…
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