The new year is a time commonly associated with new resolutions. A new year brings a fresh mental start. In the first HockeyShare Blog Post of 2011, I’d like to solicit interaction from the community and find out what your Hockey New Year Resolutions are!
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.
The hockey crossover is an essential part of any hockey player’s skating arsenal. In this video, we break down the crossover into easy teaching points and give ideas on how to coach your players into using better technique.
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.
Managing the bench during game situations can be difficult at best. Players get hurt, equipment fails, penalties are called – you name it, it changes your game plan. Good coaches are able to react and make decisions quickly. One of the tools I’ve found most useful over the years has been the lineup card.
This week’s Learn from the Pros clip features a goal by Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin from brother Henrik. The entire play takes less than 10 seconds, but there are lots of learning key points.
So, now you have taken the time to properly plan out your tryout sessions, and now find yourself with an evaluation sheet in hand. Many coaches get overwhelmed during this process – after all, there is a lot to watch. Assuming you’re breaking your tryout into three distinct drill categories – skill, competitive, scrimmage – we will take a look at what skills and subtleties to watch for in each of these three areas.
I’ve decided to start a new weekly section called “Learn from the Pros” which will feature plays from professional hockey. The idea is to take small pieces of the game and break them down so they can be used as learning tools for coaches and players. This week, we’ll look at two goals – the first from Andrew Ladd against the St. Louis Blues, and the second from Justin Williams against the Anaheim Ducks.
This power skating and edgework circuit is meant to be performed continuously and works on the fundamentals of hockey skating.
If you’ve ever heard a coach (in any sport) tell you they don’t have favorite players, there’s a pretty good chance they’re lying to you. I believe every coach has favorite players.