Center Lag Timing Drill

Center Lag Timing Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
The Center Lag Timing Drill Timing in hockey is a skill that requires not only physical ability, but mental ability as well. It is not uncommon to see young players buzzing around in practices or games - they appear to only have one speed: FULL SPEED. Since they're working hard, they think they're doing a good job... In reality, it is the player who arrives in the right spot, at the right time, with speed that will be the most effective. Teach your players to pass to designated receiving areas, not necessarily to players. The responsibility lies with the receiver to make the play work. The receiver must select the proper route to the receiving zone so that he or she arrives on time, with speed. He or she must…
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Hockey Passing Technique

Individual Skills, Passing
A hockey team's ability to consistently make stick to stick passes can be the difference between winning and losing. Passing is one of those fundamentals skills that can inhibit a player's future progress if not learned properly early on. Here are 3 essential keys to proper hockey passing technique - enjoy! (12/30/08) PS - CHECK OUT THIS COOL TRAINING AID I FOUND TO HELP YOU WORK ON YOUR PASSING OFF THE ICE. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE "TAPE 2 TAPE PASSER" (MAKE SURE TO WATCH THE DEMO VIDEO TOO) 
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High-Low Shooting Drill

High-Low Shooting Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting
High-Low Shooting is a Good Warm-up Drill for Everyone Here's another great hockey drill that I like to use particularly as a warm-up drill. It is quick-paced, and incorporates skating, stickhandling, and shooting in stride. It's also great for goalies as it gets them moving side-to-side. Players must keep their heads up as they explode through the middle of the ice in opposite directions. Stress that the players keep their feet moving throughout the entire drill. Here's the diagram and explanation: High-Low Shooting 1. Players are divided into 4 corners with pucks. 2. All 4 lines leave at the same time on the whistle. 3. Short lines go to first set of cones. 4. Long lines go to middle set of cones. 5. Players skate full speed through the cones,…
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Skating Power

Individual Skills, Skating
Hockey speed is attained by combining Skating Power, and Foot Speed. A player will never achieve his or her full skating potential until both skills have been acquired, and perfected. As you begin work on skating with your team, begin with power and technique... then add foot speed. As you increase the tempo of your skating drills, don't let your players sacrifice technique for foot speed. Players must be able to move their feet at full speed while maintaining a technically sound stride!
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My Favorite Hockey Agility Drill

My Favorite Hockey Agility Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Skating & Agility
The Circle Agility Drill is Speed is one of the most important attributes a hockey player can possess. True hockey speed is comprised of two elements: Skating Power (see our video on skating power) and Foot Speed (which includes agility). A player will not reach his full skating potential until he has achieved both. The good news is that there are many hockey drills that can help young players to improve on both their skating power, as well as their foot speed and agility. Here is one of my favorite on-ice agility drills. I like it because it develops quick feet while skating forward, backward, as well as side-to-side. Here's the diagram for the Circle Agility Drill: Circle Agility Drill 1. Player starts on the face off dot. 2. On…
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