Minnesota Hockey puts out a great newsletter every month with lots of great resources. In the most recent article, they put out a brief article on Coaching to Develop Players, and the importance of stressing fundamentals.
Killing off a penalty can be one of the most critical turning points of a game. Your team finally ices the puck, and you get a fresh set of legs on the ice to go pressure the opposing team while they’re setting up their breakout….now what? If you’re dealing with older players, it is important your players know their responsibilities and the lanes they’re defending.
Over-speed training is a buzz term often associated having “quick feet” during a drill. Simply put, over-speed training involves the execution of a skill at a higher tempo than the player is comfortable with.
Another exciting NHL season has come to a close – this year with one of the original six teams bringing home the Stanley Cup. Although the finish was a bit strange, it’s safe to say it was an exciting final game. In this week’s Learn from the Pros segment, we’ll take a look at the last two goals of the 2009-10 NHL season.
Sometimes some of the best content on the web is hard to dig up. While looking for some off-ice stickhandling drills, I came across a 20-part video series offered free online by USA Hockey. This series is part of their National Team Development Program training.
The neutral zone is often an over-looked zone by many hockey coaches. It’s easy to focus on scoring goals or improving team defense. I’ve put together a few of my favorite drills to work on neutral zone regrouping. Hopefully some of you find the drills useful.
As the final two teams battle for the cup, there are plenty of intense moments and great plays. This week we’ll look at Claude Giroux’s OT winner vs the Blackhawks on 6/2/10.