By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, April 06 2010 @ 11:41 AM GMT  

A200 Puck Handling Circuit

Key Points:
Protect the puck with the body. Develop big moves all around the body and thru the legs to shield the puck. Learn to pivot and make quick turns and backward escapes.

Description:1. Zig-zag forward and backward with the puck.
2. Protect the puck skating #8's.
3. a. Skate along line and reach around pylons.
b. Skate around pylons keeping puck on the line.
4. Figure 8's around gloves to the front and sides.
5. Weave through pylons.
6. 1 on 1 game. Go around pylon to become the attacker.
7. Partners work inside the circle and protect the puck from each other for 10”.

A3 Puck Handling Moves With a Shot

Key Points:
Do various moves with the puck and finish with a shot.

Description:
One group rotate clockwise and the other counter clockwise.
1. Do various skating moves with the puck.
2. Big moves all around the body, in the skates, through the legs etc.

* You can also add quick burst while protecting the puck thru pylons and finishing with a shot.
There are many video's on this site for puck handling. I think the most important routine is the Russian Big Moves Warm up. Do this on and off the ice, add moves you see top players do. If a player does this routine a lot before he/she reaches puberty they will be able to control the puck all around the body.

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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, April 15 2010 @ 09:06 PM GMT  

B500 Swedish Stickhandling in Circles

Key Points:
Make moves all around the body. Protect the puck, keep the head up.

Description:
1. One unit of 5 in each circle.
2. On the whistle go full speed.
3. Rotate clockwise to another circle.
4. Coaches work with the goalies.
5. Do all moves, dekes, escape moves changing the task at each circle.

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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, April 21 2010 @ 12:16 PM GMT  

T4 Cougar Pounce Forecheck

Key Points:
Constant pressure from the defensive side. Back pressure, Offensive and defensive 2-1's. Man on box behind in Dzone. 2-2-1 forecheck when close pressure or 1-3-1 when offense has total control with skates up ice.

Description:
This system combines the left wing lock and the torpedo. There are two offensive forwards the C and RW. The left wing plays like a left wing in the offensive end and a left D in the defensive zone and lines up on lw at the faceoff. The LW and RD stay on their side of the ice. The right D plays like a RW in the offensive zone and a RD in our end. The LD is really a middle D and is on the puck side in the offensive end and is the support player low in the defensive zone, always on the puck side. The RW and C cover the points in the D zone and force the puck on the attack. They can forecheck either in a 2-2-1 or a 1-3-1 formation. There are always 4 players on the attack.

I used a large rink on the floor to go over the system and my trainer took a video of the instruction. The video was taken early in the season before an exhibition game in the Olympic Oval. The videos are in the team play section of the ABC site.
hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080727110405661

This video shows a clip of the forecheck in a game sitution.
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This is the system we used when I coached the Women's Varsity Team at college for five seasons. I left to coach with the Red Bulls in Austria as the all time winning percentage leader of 71% and all time wins at that time. So it is an effective system. I joined the Red Bulls and found that Pierre Page was using almost the identical system with the pro team there.


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, April 27 2010 @ 01:50 PM GMT  

A300 Toe Drag and Finish with a Shot

Key Points:
Keep your hands away from the body. Roll the wrists especially with the top hand and slide the bottom hand up the stick. Give a hard fake to the inside to lure the defender then pull the puck across while you slide away and around him.

Description:
1. Pull the puck around the dots and then shoot. Slide backward as you pull the puck into your skates; then accelerate forward.
2. Shoot on the net with a toe drag and release.
3. Repeat but with a back toe drag.
4. Change directions.

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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 11:29 AM GMT  

D800 Four Games at Once

Key Points:
Divide the ice into 4 areas using hollow 4x4 boards, pads, thick hose.

Description:
1. Do skill drills and flow drills.
2. Play skill games.
3. Play tournaments.


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, August 20 2010 @ 02:22 PM GMT  

B5 - 3 Give and Go x 3 Shoot - Rebound

Key Points:
Face the puck all of the time and keep moving in a semi circle with stick on the ice.

Description:
a. 1 exchange passes with 2 from about 5 metres skating in an arc.
b. 3 exchange passes with 4 after the second pass.
c. After 3 passes 1 and 3 shoot.
d. 1 and 3 follow shot and rebound for next shooter.

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By: Pops Ryan (offline)  Saturday, August 21 2010 @ 12:48 PM GMT  

Although the exercise lends itself to the Triple Threat position most of those players skated into the arc ready to do so. That indicates that something is good about their coaching. It appears that there are 13 skaters and 2 goalies. Do others feel that there are a number of exercises better suited to a smaller number of skaters (like 13) and then some things that are better when all 18 skaters show up? I like this video and it is easy for anyone to come up with variations, like setting up the passer instead of the skater, using three players with 2 pucks, etc.. But with only 2 one hour practice times per week, I am nervous about not using every minute wisely. A good thing may be to use half the ice using this drill while the other 1/2 is used for SAG's.

   

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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, September 18 2010 @ 11:42 AM GMT  

C3 Reijo Breakout and 1-1

Key Points:
it the net from the point. Make good hard passes. Forward face the puck and give a target. D's get a tight gap on the attacking forward.

Description:
1. On whistle D at each end take a point shot.
2. D skate back and F dump the puck in the corner.
3. D retrieve puck and drive skate between the dots and make a breakout pass to the F.
4. F's attack the D's at the opposite end.
5. Continue alternating between board and middle breakout pass.
6. Possible to do 2 on 1.

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By: peter (offline)  Tuesday, November 20 2012 @ 05:23 PM GMT  

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D400 The Best Player Win Game

Key Points:
-Battle hard for the puck.

-Protect the puck.

-Get a shot and fight for the Rebound.

Description:
1. Players line up outside the blueline. They can be in 3 teams and keep score or just everyone vs everyone.

2. Coach fires the puck in and whoever gets the puck tried to score vs the other two.

3. If another player gets the puck he tries to score; including rebounds.

4. On whistle pass back to the coach and race out.

5. 20-30 second shifts.



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I used this drill last weekend with my U9 team and it went really well. I added another element to the drill, I would shoot the puck in and have the 3 players perform our breakout and pass to me at the blueline. As soon as I received the pass on the breakout, I would then shoot the puck back into the zone and the the 3 players would battle. Great Drill.
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Good addition to the drill Peter. With the way teams now back pressure a 1 on 2 happens all the time during a game.
Tom

   

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