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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Chaos Stickhandling Drill

Chaos Stickhandling Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting, Skating & Agility, Stickhandling
Hockey Stickhandling: The Chaos Drill The Chaos Drill is a simple and effective hockey stickhandling drill that is sure to get your team flying! Make sure you stress that your players keep their feet moving through the cones, shoot in stride, and KEEP THEIR HEADS UP! As always, here's the diagram and explanation: Chaos Drill 1. players line up in corners 2. one player from each line leaves on the whistle 3. players skate full speed through the cones, keeping their heads up, and feet moving the entire time 4. after deking through the cones, players shoot on respective goalies USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Increase Hockey Speed with Plyometric Training

Off-ice Training, Speed
Click Here for a printout of the hockey plyometrics diagram used in the video. Plyometric training is a great way to increase your leg strength and explosiveness, which will contribute to improved hockey speed and skating power. There are many different plyometric exercises and routines out there. This video outlines one of my favorite methods for developing that leg strength and explosive power that all hockey players need. I've had a lot of success with this routine, but I'm interested to know what other plyometric exercises you may have seen or used in the past. Enjoy! PS: Here is a link where you can purchase your own set of plyometric boxes. These aren't exactly the same as the ones I have, but they will definitely do the trick. This place…
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My Youngest Student…

Miscellaneous
I know... it's not really a "Drill or Skill," but I had to post this! We took our little boy (Tyler) skating for the first time this week. He's 19 months old, so his feet are still pretty small. The only skates we could find that were small enough were the "bob" skates that have the two blades. At first he looked like Bambi out there... but then he learned to bend his knees... by the end he could take a few steps on his own before falling. The best part of all... after we finished, he wanted to go back on the ice for more! It was a proud moment for me :) We got it all on tape - enjoy!
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Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection

Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting
Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection is a Great Shooting Drill Here's a quick and effective hockey shooting drill that incorporates shots from the points, and deflections in front of the net. I like to run this drill from both ends so the forwards get plenty of chances to execute. Encourage your defensemen to fire low, hard shots on net that the forwards will be able to deflect. This is a great game simulation drill for everybody! Here's the explanation: Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection 1. Forwards & Defensemen line up as shown 2. First forward passes to the near defenseman, then skates around the top of the circle and drives the net. 3. Far defenseman fires a low, hard shot for a deflection 4. Forward deflects the puck then skates…
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