Shoot the Duck is a hockey power skating drill that works on balance, edgework, and leg strength. In this video, we show you forward and backward progressions for teaching.
Here is a link to some drills submitted by several High School hockey coaches in Minnesota. This drill bank can be found on MNHockeyHub.com.
We’ve been getting a lot of requests lately to put together a video covering the fundamentals of stickhandling. In this week’s video, we cover the fundamental techniques, basic practice points, and on/off-ice drills to improve your stickhandling.
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.
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.
Coach Neilsen has provided some drills from the US National Development Program. Check out his blog pos
In this week’s video, we take a look at one of my favorite skating drills – The Star Drill. The Star Drill is a great, quick exercise to work on lateral mobility, stops & starts, and foot speed. It also has the benefit of being a great conditioning drill.
HockeyShare & M2 Hockey are excited to offer you the free download of M2 Hockey’s Beginner Station Manual. The manual is aimed at running effective practices for beginning level skaters. The entire program utilizes stations to maximize the involvement of each player on the ice. It is designed to be a 10-week program, and comes complete with drill diagrams and explanations.
Over-speed training simply means pushing yourself beyond a speed where you are “comfortable.” Going through the motions at a comfortable pace won’t help you progress as a skater. Many of the coaches I talk to seem a bit overwhelmed by the subject of over-speed training, thinking it is a grandiose topic that’s over their heads. While there are great depths you can take the topic, you can begin to incorporate over-speed training into your practices with just a good grasp on the fundamentals of skating.
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.