Czech Race

Czech Race

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Checking & Angling, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Skating & Agility, Team Skill Drills
Czech Race is an Intense, Sprint Race This one is a great, full-speed sprint race. Lots of intensity, and good opportunity for some physical contact. Czech Race: 1. Players line up on red lines 2. On the whistle, two players across from each other race to the puck 3. The player who gets to the puck first shoots, other player backchecks 4. On the next whistle the other two players go the other way USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Bednar Escape Race

Bednar Escape Race

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Team Skill Drills
Here's a Fun Competition Drill that can be Run Half-Ice I picked this one up from by good friend Jan Bednar, out in Slovakia. This one is great for full-speed agility skating, and works power turns and pivots, forward and backward. Bednar Escape Race: 1. On whistle, first player from each corner leaves and skates the route shown 2. Full power turns around each cone, pivot backwards around the bottom quarter of the circle 3. Race to the puck, player who gets there first shoots, other player backchecks USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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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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Center Pass for Mites & Squirts

Center Pass for Mites & Squirts

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Defensive Zone, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Offensive Zone, Passing & Timing, Shooting, Team Skill Drills
Center Pass is a Great Drill for Younger Age Groups I've been using this drill with my Mite team this year, and have already seen the kids executing it in our games! In the video I show two variations, but you can make more adaptations as you see fit. Here's the diagram and explanation: Center Pass Variation 1: 1. Coach dumps the puck into the corner 2. First player in white line goes and gets it 3. Next player in line goes to the front of the net 4. Pass out from the corner, shot on goal Variation 2: 1. Coach dumps the puck into the corner 2. First player in white line goes and gets it 3. One white and one blue drive the net, white trying to get…
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Weiss Tech Hockey’s Top 5 Most Popular Posts of All Time

Weiss Tech Hockey’s Top 5 Most Popular Posts of All Time

Breakouts, Coaches' Corner, Defensive Zone, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Off-ice Training, Passing & Timing, Philosophy, Skating & Agility, Speed, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills, Useful Products
Weiss Tech Hockey Reveals its Top 5 Most Popular Posts of All Time I started this blog a little over 4 years ago… which is a long time in internet years! It started as a bit of an experiment for me. I wanted to try and use web technology to help local coaches with their practice plans. I'd been playing around with a "new" drill diagrammer I had just come across, DrillDraw, and thought it would be cool to make video explanations of drills using a "digital whiteboard." I started by posting a few video explanations of my favorite drills, and things just kinda took off from there! At that time, nobody was doing digital video explanations, and it seemed to be a method of delivery that resonated with coaches.…
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