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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Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill

Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill

Checking & Angling, Forecheck, Hockey Drills, Special Teams, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill The Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill works really well to teach proper angling technique for F1 & F2 on the PK forecheck. Here's the diagram and explanation: Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill 1. Breakout man skates in, and opens up to either side for a breakout pass from the coach 2. F1 and F2 angle to take away the skating lane and passing lanes, respectively 3. If F1 and F2 fail to eliminate the breakout, the breakout man passes to the NZ coach for a give and go, and a shot on net Note: This drill can be run as a 2/3 ice drill by eliminating the option for a shot on goal. Play would end with the pass back to the NZ coach Enjoy!…
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Full Speed Power Play Passing Sequence

Full Speed Power Play Passing Sequence

Hockey Drills, Offensive Zone, Special Teams, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
Full Speed Power Play Passing Sequence I use the Full Speed Power Play Passing Sequence to simulate the patterns and passing lanes players will see in game situations. The idea for this drill is to instill the mindset of "Set-up, Attack, Rebound, then back to Set-up." All executed at top speed. Here's the diagram and explanation: Full Speed Power Play Passing Sequence 1. Player's line up in proper position for your team's power play set-up (in this case it's the "hybrid" set-up) 2. Place cones in positions where the opposing defenders will likely be 3. Work through your attack options, in order from highest probability to lowest 4. Focus on running through "set-up, attack, rebound, and back to set-up," with crisp passes, always executing at full speed Enjoy! USE THIS…
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