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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Forecheck: 2-3 Press

Offensive Zone, Team Systems
Start the game with a BANG using the 2-3 Press! The 2-3 Press is a really fun forecheck if you have the right group of players for it. If you have a fast, hard-hitting team, you can use this forecheck to strike fear into the hearts of the other team, and make it so they're constantly looking over their shoulder for the rest of the game! I like to use this forecheck for brief "spurts" during a game because it is very high-tempo, and uses a lot of energy. So give it a try for each line's first shift in the game, or maybe the first shift of each period. This will help get your team off to a fast start, and should give you some momentum in the process.…
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Full Ice 3 Pass and Shot Drill

Full Ice 3 Pass and Shot Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Warm-Up
The Full Ice 3 Pass and Shot Drill can be VERY effective with the right group of players! This drill is a more difficult version of our regular 3 Pass and Shot Drill. In this version the passes are longer, and must be harder. With the right group of players (and the proper number of players), this can be a very fun and effective drill. However, if your players aren't capable of handling long, cross-ice passes, they'll spend a lot of time chasing pucks into the corner. See the diagram and explanation below: Full-Ice 3 Pass and Shot Drill 1. players leave respective lines and skate across the ice 2. receive a pass from next player in line, and quickly return the pass 3. loop to receive the final pass…
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FAQ on 1-2-2 “Foosball” Forecheck

Offensive Zone, Team Systems
Make sure you check out the original 1-2-2 "Foosball" Hockey Systems Forecheck post before you watch this. Since I posted the original 1-2-2 "Foosball" Forecheck video back in October, I've had a lot of feedback. Many of you have had a lot of success using this forechecking system... this is great! I am always interested in hearing about your experiences with the drills, systems, and other material I post here. Over the past few months, there have been a few recurring questions and comments about this particular forecheck. Rather than answering the same questions over and over, I decided to post a video that addresses the three main questions people have asked: What happens if the defenseman reverses the puck (or beats F1 in some other way)? How to you…
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