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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Hockey Drill Diagramming Software for Mac!

Coaches' Corner, Useful Products
Finally... A High-Quality Hockey Drill Diagramming Software for Mac Users! I'm sure you know by now, I'm a BIG DrillDraw fanboy. I've been using it for years now, and I really like it. The one drawback to DrillDraw is that it is only available for Windows, which interferes with the fact that I'm also an Apple fanboy, who does most of his work on a Mac. Over the past few years I've had a lot of folks ask if I knew of a decent drill diagramming alternative for Mac users, and up until now I haven't had a good answer... but those days are over now! My good friend, Kevin Muller from HockeyShare has just released a CROSS-PLATFORM, drill diagramming software that you can use with any operating system. In…
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Protein Pancakes

Nutrition, Off-ice Training
Protein Pancakes: Pack in some high-quality protein for breakfast! I'm always on the lookout for great-tasting recipes that are high in protein. This is one of my recent favorites... Protein Pancakes are a great addition to any meal plan, and one we've been using in the S3 Formula - Enjoy!! Ingredients: 1 cup - plain oatmeal 4 egg whites 1 tsp - salt 5 tbsp - splenda (or other sweetener of choice) 3 large strawberries Cook up the oatmeal as usual with the salt and sweetener (but use less water than normal so it turns out really thick). Add the egg whites and stir them in well (this will moisten the mixture back up). Throw the mix on the griddle and cook them until they're light brown on both sides.…
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Off-ice Hockey Agility Drill

Off-ice Training, Speed
The Dot Drill is One of my Staple Off-Ice Agility Drills The Dot Drill is one of the most effective off-ice hockey agility drills I’ve ever seen. This drill is easy and inexpensive to set up, and only takes about a minute of the athlete’s time each day – so there are no excuses not to do it! Remember, the dots should be placed in a 2′ x 3′ rectangle, with one dot in the middle. Each dot should be about 5″ in diameter. You can spray paint the dots onto your garage or basement floor, or onto an old piece of carpet. You could also use something less permanent such as sidewalk chalk or tape. I prefer the rubber dot drill mats because they have better grip and are…
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