My Top Hockey Coaching Whistle for the Last 20+ Years

Welcome to our what’s in the bag series!

What’s up guys! Welcome to our “What’s in the Bag?” Series. This is where I’m going through my Weiss Tech Coaching Essentials and showing you everything I use.

In this post we’re looking at coaching whistles. Seems like a basic thing… but there are quite a few options out there, so I decided to offer my two cents on what I use and why.

You can check out the entire Table of Contents by clicking the button below:

My “go to” whistle has been the Fox 40 for the last 20+ years. And

Click below for the Fox 40 whistle I use, or the alternatives I’ve been testing out:

Top Whistles for Coaching

  • 115 Decibels of high pitch Shrill rises above ambient noise-can be heard up to a Mile away
  • 100% constructed of high-impact ABS plastic-So they’re 100% impervious to moisture
  • Pealess Design, No moving parts-nothing to obstruct sound, nothing to jam, break or freeze


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My Requirements in a Coaching Whistle for Hockey Practices:

  • KEEP IT IN MY TEETH – I prefer to keep the whistle in my teeth as I’m jumping in on drills, so it has to be made of plastic with a bevelled edge
  • LANYARD IS A MUST – Having said that, it needs to be on a lanyard so I can drop it from my teeth and is stays around my neck
  • HIGH PITCH THAT CARRIES – The Fox 40 carries nicely in practice, but isn’t super overbearing to the other team if you’re sharing ice.
  • DURABILITY – I’ve been using my Fox 40 for over 20 years, and its still in excellent condition.

To summarize, this is a simple, inexpensive, reliable whistle that serves my purposes well. And when I find something I like, I stick with it. Check it out if you want.

Again, go to the Table of Contents page for this series, and you’ll see all the other products… Everything that is in my very own coaching bag. By the end of this you’ll have seen everything I use in my coaching, and the reasons why I’m using each item.

Hope it helps! See you in the next video!


Jeremy Weiss (with his translator) presenting at a hockey coaching symposium for the Russian Federation in Moscow—2018.

Who is Jeremy Weiss?

Hockey coach and international consultant, Jeremy Weiss, has worked with thousands of coaches worldwide since 2008 to help produce championship teams at every age and skill level.

He is known internationally through the work he has done online. In 2008 he invented “digital chalktalks” which combined screen sharing with drill diagramming software, to produce a training experience nobody had ever seen before. His YouTube following quickly grew to over 19,000 subscribers, and he has produced over 130 training videos.

Jeremy runs a development blog for coaches, which has over 280 posts. He is the author of 10 hockey books for coaches, and is the editor of Hockey Development Magazine.

He was trained in the Eastern European style as a pre-teen, by his Czechoslovakian skills coach, and competed internationally as a “Wexford Raider” among the top youth hockey programs in the world including Russia, Czechoslovakia, Finland, and top teams in his home province Ontario, Canada.

He majored in Exercise Sciences at Brigham Young University, and subsequently worked as a Personal Trainer, where he continued to study and develop ideal training methods for hockey.

He has incorporated the very best pieces from the various training styles he has been involved in, and has built a world-class off-ice strength and conditioning program that fits the specific needs of hockey players.

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