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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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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Fukami Breakout Warm-up Drill

Fukami Breakout Warm-up Drill

Breakouts, Defensive Zone, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
Fukami Breakout Warm-up Drill The Fukami Breakout Warm-up Drill is a great drill to get everybody moving. It incorporates a little bit of everything, and even involves the goalies in the play. Here's the diagram: Fukami Breakout Warm-up 1. On the whistle, forward dumps a puck on net 2. Goalie sets the the puck up for the defenseman, who has skated back to retrieve it 3. Forward times his/her skating, and explodes through the middle to receive a pass from the defenseman, then shoots Variation: The forward can delay in the corner, then make a pass to the defenseman for a shot on net. (Not shown) Enjoy! USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

Breakouts, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Team Systems Drills
Controlled Skating Breakout Drill Although this drill loosely mimics a breakout drill, the real purpose behind this one is to introduce Timing and Support concepts to youngsters. Players must time their skating to arrive at the designated receiving zones on time for a possible pass. Here's the diagram: Controlled Skating Breakout Drill 1. 2 lines of Fs and Ds on the blue lines (out of the way) 2. D starts drill on dot 3. On the whistle, F passes to D, who pivots toward the boards, then skates behind the net to initiate a breakout 4. F control skates through each of the 4 receiving zones, presenting him or herself as a passing option in each zone (never taking eye off puck) 5. After receiving pass, F attacks 1 on…
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Perpetual Breakout Drill

Perpetual Breakout Drill

Breakouts, Defensive Zone, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
Perpetual Breakout Drill Mimics Passing Patterns Often Encountered in Games The Perpetual Breakout is a great drill to develop hockey breakout abilities in a high-tempo, flow and timing setting. Here's what the drill looks like: Perpetual Breakout Explanation: 1. "Ghost man" passers start the drill by shooting then picking up a puck behind the net to initiate the breakout 2. Low forward simulates winger, and swings in to pick up board-side breakout pass 3. High forward swings through and acts as the centerman providing middle support 4. winger one-touches to center, who attacks and shoots, then initiates breakout in far zone 5. winger moves to middle line. NOTE: winger can swing from top down, or from bottom up, depending on your team's breakout set up. USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR…
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