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‚Ķ 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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Swedish 5-Pass & Shot

Swedish 5-Pass & Shot

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Neutral Zone, Passing & Timing, Regroups, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
Swedish 5-Pass & Shot The Swedish 5-Pass & Shot drill is a great way to work on some of the passing and skating patterns used in regroups. This is a more advanced drill, so make sure you have the right group for it before giving it a try. Here's the diagram: Swedish 5-Pass & Shot 1. On whistle, first player from each diagonal line leaves without a puck (only one line shown here to keep the diagram simple) 2. First player skates across the blue line, receives a pass from the second player of the opposite line, then touch-passes it back 3. After passing it back, he or she loops around the top of the center-ice circle, receives a pass from the same line he or shee left from, then…
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MacDonald Forecheck Drill

MacDonald Forecheck Drill

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Breakouts, Checking & Angling, Defensive Zone, Forecheck, Hockey Drills, Offensive Zone, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
MacDonald Forecheck Drill The MacDonald Forecheck is a nice little drill to work on forechecking lanes and angles. Here's the diagram and explanation: MacDonald Forecheck Drill 1. On whistle, forecheckers take a lap around the center circle 2. As the forecheckers finish their lap, coach dumps the puck in 3. Forecheckers attack, 5-man unit breaks out 4. After the breakout occurs, puck is passed back to the coach 5. 2 of the 3 forwards peel out to take a lap around the middle circle, becoming the new forecheckers (forwards must communicate who goes!) 6. As forecheckers finish the turn, coach dumps the puck in for a breakout from the far end 7. New 5-man unit moves into the end that just broke out Enjoy! Jeremy   USE THIS DRILL IN…
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