D to D Stretch Pass

D to D Stretch Pass

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2J59ipdwkY Here's a Great Stretch Pass Drill to Help Make the Most of Your Full-Ice Practices I don't get a ton of full-ice practices in my organization. But when I do, I like to take full advantage of the bigger ice, and work on things that can't be done on a smaller segment of ice. Stretch passes, Regroups, and full-ice Timing drills are where I spend my time in the rare occasion I get a full-ice practice. Here's a great stretch pass drill to add to your library: D to D Stretch Pass Forwards in four lines, two Defense in each end zoneOn whistle, first Forward of each diagonal line passes down to the close Defense who makes a D to D pass then hits the Forward, who has become…
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5 Pass One Touch

5 Pass One Touch

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Dvn10-lMo Here's a fantastic passing drill that I picked up from Larry Huras over at Hockey Coach Vision. For anyone who has questions about the software in this video, I'm using CoachThem at the beginning to walk through the diagram, then Hockey Coach Vision to show the animated drill in action. I've got discounts set up for both softwares if you're interested: CoachThem.com - use WEISSHKY15 at checkoutHockeyCoachVision.com - use WEISSTECH at checkout 5 Pass One Touch Player takes a step towards middle ice, pivots, receives pass from next player in line, then passes back to himPlayer now receives pass from first player in the other line, and passes it back to himPlayer now makes a sharp turn to attack across the blue line for long lateral pass from diagonal line…
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“Precision” Practices, and When to Use Them

“Precision” Practices, and When to Use Them

Coaches' Corner, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Philosophy, Regroups, Team Systems Drills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hclx8eHPPnc I sometimes get questions about practice planning, and how to decide what to work on in a given situation. Here's a quick look over my shoulder for a practice I ran, as a guest coach, this past Saturday. I was asked to run a practice this past Saturday for my friend who coaches the local high school team. Their playoff schedule had changed, and this practice was scheduled at the last minute. Unfortunately, it was scheduled when he would be out of town with a prior engagement. Normally, this wouldn't be a huge deal. But in this case it was. This was what will end up being the last practice of the season. And if the team wins out the rest of their games in playoffs, it will have…
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ZigZag Touch Pass – Quarter Ice

ZigZag Touch Pass – Quarter Ice

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6gSZO7PI0Q Here's a great alternative to the Circle Passing Drill if you're working in a condensed-space setting. I came up with this as a modification to the Circle Passing Drill, which I shared last week. Use this variation if you’re working with a condensed ice situation, like half ice or quarter ice. ZigZag Touch Pass Coach starts the sequenceTouch pass and follow your passLast player shoots and peels out for a breakaway DOWNLOAD PDF PRINTOUT HERE
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Circle Passing: 5 & 6-Man Versions

Circle Passing: 5 & 6-Man Versions

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMt4QPKanQs This drill is can be used for working up to more complex passing-in-motion drills. When teaching new passing skills, I generally like to start with stationary passing. We may spend more or less time at this phase, depending on the age and skill level of the players I'm working with. But the intent is to workout the mechanics of the skill, without any other variables. The eventual goal is to be able to perform complex passing and timing drills, game situation drills, area passing, with game like speed and game like pressure... but we have to build up to that point. This Circle Passing Drill is a great "interim" drill to build from stationary drills to the more complex stuff described above. It incorporates a bit of movement, and…
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