Michigan Mile – Hockey Conditioning Drill

Michigan Mile – Hockey Conditioning Drill

Conditioning, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills
This Hockey Conditioning Drill Give a Perfect 3:1 Rest-to-Work Ratio The Michigan Mile is one of my favorite Hockey Conditioning Drills. I picked it up from my old assistant coach, Josh Burkart, who grew up in Michigan. I love it because it's short, explosive bursts of speed, and can be done in a variety of ways. It also offers an optimal 3:1 rest-to-work ratio, which is perfect for hockey players. Here's the diagram and explanation: Michigan Mile: Four groups, on blues, facing each other. As soon as group 1 finishes, group 2 goes. Then 3, then 4, then back to 1. 1. red line and back - 5 push-ups 2. far blue line and back - 5 push-ups 3. red, back, far blue, back - 5 push-ups 4. far blue,…
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1 on 1 Swedish Overspeed Drill

1 on 1 Swedish Overspeed Drill

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Skating & Agility, Team Skill Drills
Here’s a Great 1 on 1 Drill that Works Skating, Pivots, and Gap Control In this drill, we develop passing, skating, gap control, and a number of other skills. This drill can also be developed into a regroup drill (see Option 2). Here's the diagram and explanation:   1 on 1 Swedish Overspeed Drill: OPTION 1 1. On the whistle, the F makes a pass to the D. 2. The F skates across the ice and receives a return pass. 3. The D follows up the ice. 4. The F skates around the centre ice circle and goes 1 on 1 with the D. OPTION 2 1. After the F skates around the centre ice circle, the F makes a pass to the D, and turns to the boards. 2.…
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Leafs Warm-Up Drill

Leafs Warm-Up Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting, Skating & Agility, Warm-Up
This One's a Fun Warm-Up Drill that Works a Bit of Everything This is a fun one that touches on quite a few different skills, including backward skating, pivots, passing, drive skating, and shooting. Here's the diagram and explanation: Leafs Warm-Up: 1. Players on each side of center at boards 2. First player leaves, skating backward, receives pass from second player in line--always receives pass on the side of his body he'll be turning to 3. After receiving the pass he/she opens up and skates forward around the cone, driving wide to the net. 4. After shot, player lines up on opposite side Variations: a) go around near cone instead of far cone; b) after pass, player joins for a 2 on 0 USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE…
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Half-Ice Bednár Conditioning Drill

Half-Ice Bednár Conditioning Drill

Conditioning, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting, Skating & Agility, Stickhandling, Warm-Up
Here's a Fantastic Half-Ice Conditioning Drill from Our Friend, Ján Bednár From time to time our coaches send me drills, this is a great half-ice conditioning drill from Ján Bednár out in Slovakia. Here's the diagram and explanation: Half-Ice Bednár Conditioning Drill Option 1: Skate through the pattern forward Option 2: Skate through the pattern, pivoting backward as diagrammed Option 3: Skate through the pattern, forward, with a puck. Add shot at the end. Option 4: Skate through the pattern with a puck, pivoting backward as diagrammed. Add shot at the end. NOTE: make sure players are alternating lines so they develop stops and starts in both directions. USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Power Turn Progression

Power Turn Progression

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Skating & Agility
This is the Power Turn Progression I use with My Players This is the progression I use when developing power turns with my players. Remember, to work on skill development, you must 1. Show the Skill, 2. Develop the Skill, 3. Apply the Skill. Here's the diagram and explanation: Power Turn Progression Players set up as shown. Designate which direction ALL lines will be turning toward. Lines 1 & 2 go at the same time, lines 3 & 4 go at the same time. Phase 1: Player skates out to the cone, power turns, and explodes back to the line. Run each player through 3-4 times, then switch the direction of the turn. Phase 2: Same as phase 1, but with the puck. Add a shot. Phase 3: Inside edges…
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