Earlier this morning, Coach Neilsen posted a link to a great article on ESPN by John Buccigross about producing elite US players. It’s definitely a good read.
We quietly added two new drills with video demonstrations to our Drills database. Many users have been requesting more footage of drills , so we’ve been working to accommodate.
The Circle Pass Pivot Drill is along the same lines as the Figure 8 Passing Drill in terms of skill focus. It’s a great drill to develop individual skill in agility, body control, passing/receiving, and controlling the puck at awkward body angles.
We’re back this week with a quick skill development drill video. The Figure 8 Passing drill is an excellent drill to work on agility, passing in awkward positions, and always being ready for a pass.
Last week we got lots of great comments on the Heel to Heel transition video. Several people wrote in asking if we could do a…
Skating transitions are a big factor in races to the puck. Being able to efficiently transition from forward to backward and vice versa is a skill every player should master. In this week’s video, we take a look at the heel to heel backward to forward transition.
John C. Maxwell is one of the most well-known authorities on leadership teachings. While surfing for videos, I came across a brief interview he did…
Coach Neilsen has provided some drills from the US National Development Program. Check out his blog pos
Getting the puck into the zone can be the difference between creating a scoring opportunity and giving one up. Using a simple board pass play can be one of the most efficient means of entering the offensive zone. In this post, we’ll take a look at two different examples of a board pass as well as a video example from an NHL game.
The vast majority of information on this site is geared toward the structured practice and implementation of hockey player development. For all the time we spend trying to “teach” the game to kids, we also need to understand the importance of allowing players to figure things out on their own.