By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, November 08 2011 @ 12:39 PM GMT (Read 26421 times)  

I have put in about 500 drills, games, transtion games etc. in the previous 9 Drill of the Day sections and I think it is time that other coaches contribute their ideas.

You can write the description and attack jpeg of gif files, and other picture formats that I haven't tried, with diagrams and the system also accepts pdf files. You could draw the diagrams by hand and they scan and save as a pdf etc. I am sure there are other ways to do this.

Coaches from beginner to pro visit this site so all levels are welcome.

Lets all learn from each other.


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By: DaveM (offline)  Tuesday, November 08 2011 @ 07:46 PM GMT  

Great idea Tom - Here is a simple 1 v1 battling game that can be used when goalies are warming up at the other end, or when you don't have any. Kids love it, and it's a great way to work on good stick habits, D-side positioning, and battling for space with the puck.

   

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By: Kai K (offline)  Wednesday, November 09 2011 @ 10:19 AM GMT  

I got inspiration from the GIT thread and tryed to modify one game from the "Transforming Play......" book.
I have not tested it in practice yet.
If you have any ideas to make it better please let us know..


Kai

   

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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, November 09 2011 @ 12:27 PM GMT  

Great games Dave and Kai. Keep them coming.

Yesterday the long time captain of the Turkish National Team came as my guest. He was on the ice at our practice and then we went to an NHL game. Today he is playing hockey with e me in the morning and we have another practice. I hope to get him to an NHL practice and to watch a lot of the hockey around the city,

In our backceking D100 game last night we tried something new. Started as a 2 on 2 with 2 supporting the defense from the top of the circle. Then we added a variation. The greens sent 3-2-1 players to support from the top of the circle and the whites sent 1-2-3 players. So every rush was a different situation and the players had to read it.

Dean came to my school skills session and took a video. We played 3 different games in the last 30 minutes with the rule that everyone had to be SILENT.

Keep the drills and games coming.


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By: DaveM (offline)  Wednesday, November 09 2011 @ 11:00 PM GMT  

Another good battle game....

"Nowhere to Hide" 1 v 1:
- Net is turned to face corner w/Goalie
- Coach dumps puck in
- X1 & O1 battle 1 v 1 for short shifts
- Coach adds pucks as needed

   

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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, November 11 2011 @ 03:25 PM GMT  

This is the ninth drill section. The others are in the forum index but some aren't stick topics so you have to look for them.
The search function can find topics for you that are on the site. Type in something like 'power play' and the site finds all instances of the topic.

Also Hockeycoach.com has a drill section were I have put in over 300 drills from this site. It is in an easy to read format links to the videos and diagrams on the abc site.

hockeycoach.com/group/hockeydrills is the link to the drills section.

Coaches lets have some more practice ideas from everyone.


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By: Anonymous: Paulie ()  Friday, November 11 2011 @ 06:29 PM GMT  

Coaches,

Here's a great little full ice transition/thinking game.

By: Anonymous: Paulie ()  Friday, November 11 2011 @ 06:34 PM GMT  

Sorry. The description for the 2 vs 2 Read and React game above didn't post.

Key Points
Communication.
Read and React.
Four Roles.
Creativity.

Description
On whistle, four players begin skating backward as shown.
First player up boards; second player along blue line.
Coach passes to one of the four and the 2 vs 2 commences.


Notes
Receiver can choose to attack any net and players must react.
3 vs 3: Third player in each line skates forward around the centre circle

By: DaveM (offline)  Saturday, November 12 2011 @ 09:45 AM GMT  

Simple warm-up drill / competition to work on leg strength, balance & contact...

Tarasov Bump:
- Players are grouped inside circle
- On whistle, stand on one leg and bump into one
another, trying to knock the other player off balance
- A player is "out" when their 2nd foot touches the ice
- Repeat with opposite foot

   

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By: Anonymous: Paulie ()  Sunday, November 13 2011 @ 02:56 PM GMT  

Nice Flow Drill

Key Points
Timing. Pass to players at speed.


Description
To begin, X1 slash skates thru N-zone, receives pass from X2 and goes length of ice for shot.
After passing, X2 receives pass from X3 and goes near net for shot.
X3 now receives appropriate pass from X4 and continues on in for shot.
X4 repeats becoming X1

Notes
Players must be alert as this moves very quickly

Progression:
1. Add two passes-X2 to X4 and X4 to X3-and finish 2 vs 0

By: DaveM (offline)  Monday, November 14 2011 @ 02:25 AM GMT  

Canuck D Warm-Up: A good warm-up for all, works well when you have lots of players....F's work on pass reception and shooting, D transition skating and passing, goalies work on angles. Runs from both sides simultaneously.

   

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By: Anonymous: RookieCoach ()  Wednesday, November 16 2011 @ 07:27 PM GMT  

Quote by: DaveM

Canuck D Warm-Up: A good warm-up for all, works well when you have lots of players....F's work on pass reception and shooting, D transition skating and passing, goalies work on angles. Runs from both sides simultaneously.



DaveM ,
I have used your Canuck D Warm up drill before. Good on footwork and puck movement for the D.
This drill is just a variation of the drill that you posted , working on the hinge , or switching. I also like adding a one touch pass for the forwards..
- As shown in your drill both sides go at once. But the 1st pass comes from the opposite side forward ( he just passes to D.)
Forwards open face pivot (reverse pivot) facing the puck , and can one touch puck and get a return pass form the next player in his line.
Description with pdf

RK

By: Anonymous: RookieCoach ()  Thursday, November 17 2011 @ 11:50 PM GMT  


A Continuous forechecking / breakout game . Works well with 3 units 5 if possible. But I also you it with on;ly 4 D and 9 forwards .( The D stay on the breakout only and forecheck with 3 forwards.)
At first it might be a little confusing , but works the forecheck against the breakout under pressure. Can be a fast pace game sometimes.

- you can set the defensive (breakout team ) deep or at the blue line to give hard pressure or passive pressure.

Description:
- One PUck.
- To start each line sets up in a zone. --
- NZ group starts by dumping the puck in one end and forechecks ste out by coach or team structures.
- Breakout against forechecking pressure. Forecheckers can score . A on freeze of puck by goalie you can put in back in the corner or give the breakout team a free clear.
- the breakout team must carry the puck out over the blue line and forechecking stops.
- the breakout unit then dumps it in the opposite end and now become the forecheckers at that end.
- Plays is continuous with this format.

At first you can signal the end of the forecheck with a coaches at the blue line whistle until they understand the flow.
Also if you have a smaller NZ you can make the forecheck stop just pass the top of the circles.

Keep score , good breakouts against forecheck. turnovers etc. Bonus for scoring on a forecheck.
works on forechecking , breakout , D zone coverage , dump and a chase etc.

RK

By: DaveM (offline)  Saturday, November 19 2011 @ 09:20 AM GMT  

3 v 3 - 1 Touch Game:
- 4 coaches (or players) are jokers, always on offense for both teams
- Jokers stay outside blue lines, players in 3 v3 stay inside
- Jokers are stationary, and can hold on to the puck
- Jokers can only pass, not score
-Teams must make a 1-touch pass and 1-timer shot to score
- 4 jokers make it continuous 7 v 3

   

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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, November 23 2011 @ 02:44 AM GMT  

I was sent this by the IIHF. They produce good material. Usually from the Sports school that gives out university degrees in hockey coaching located in Vierumaki, Finland.
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IIHF Hockey Centre update:

You can find over 50 new drills for passing at the IIHF Hockey Centre! Go to www.hockeycentre.org to see drills, seminars, exercises and other ice hockey resources.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact at iihce@iihce.fi for assistance.


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, November 30 2011 @ 11:23 PM GMT  

I asked Terry Johnson who I coached at the U of Calgary for 6 years with to give my players some cues on how to play a 1 on 1.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=67 is the link to his on ice instruction and then showing the drill we used to practice the technique.

TJ was a good defensive defenseman in the NHL and played for Quebec, St. Louis, Calgary (86 Stanley Cup finals) and Toronto. He does a great job of teaching the principles of defending.


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, December 01 2011 @ 03:02 PM GMT  

Terry Johnson talks about the key principles of defending 2-1, 3-1 snd 3-2 situations in this video.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=68


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, December 08 2011 @ 01:49 PM GMT  

DT100 Support-Defend-Regroup-Attack 2-2

Key Points:
When the attackers pass back hinge before passing up ice.
Pass while skating.
Follow the pass up the ice and join the attack.
Defenders should close the gap when the attackers regroup.

Description:
1. Blue 1 and 2 attack vs Red 1 and 2.
2. Red 1-2 breakout-attack vs Blue 3-4.
3. Red 1-2 regroup with red 3-4 in nzone.
4. Red 3-4 hinge and pass to red 1-2.
5. Red 1-2 continue attack vs blue 3-4.
6. Red 3-4 follow and support 1-2 from point.


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, December 14 2011 @ 10:51 PM GMT  

I was watching the Russian Women's National Team practice and this is a shooting drill they used.
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B5 Pass and Shoot Warm-up Russian Women National Team

Key Points:
Face the puck. Shoot while skating. Follow the shot for a rebound. After shooting either screen or circle back and look for a rebound from the next shooter.

Description:
1. One leave then get a pass from two.
2. One go in and shoot-rebound.
3. Two leave and get a pass from three.
4. When all players have shot then go down the othter wing.
*Pause one second after passing so the goalie has time to get set for the next shot.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111214162836291


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By: DaveM (offline)  Thursday, December 15 2011 @ 07:57 PM GMT  

Here is a simple transition game to focus on forechecking habits and D moving their feet with the puck.

Continuous 2 v 2 w/Passive Support:
- Play starts with 2 v 2 at NZ
- F1 & F2 are at redline must dump puck in & forecheck
- D1 & D2 can pass to eachother behind the net, but must carry the puck from goal line to top of circles before passing to support players who wait passively in NZ.
- Next D wait at redline to defend in opposite direction. They back up and retrieve puck AFTER it's dumped. No cheating!

Forecheckers:
- Stick on the ice, stick on the puck, feet moving
- Read & react! Execute whatever your forecheck strategy is with intensity

Defense:
- Shoulder check & keep your feet moving
- Use each other behind the net (reverse, over etc)
- Beat the first forechecker if you can

   

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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 03:31 PM GMT  

www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Article/Ice-Hockey-Watch-The-Red-Bull-Salute-Finals-Live-021243137104604 is a link to where I helped coach in 08-09. They are in a big tournament now.

It gives a good feel for NA coaches on how games in Europe are on the ice and in the stands.


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By: Anonymous: Paulie ()  Monday, December 19 2011 @ 01:04 AM GMT  

Key Points
Communication.
Pass Ready.
Support.
Keep skating (passer must find you at speed)

Description
A 2 vs 0 Regroup and Attack drill.
1. BLACK: F's cross and drop to start.
2. RED: F's Regroup on O's
3. Blue/Green: Some passing options.
4. O's begin from other end.

5. Purple: Add a Defenceman - with rule that he must receive second or third pass.
6. Add to 5. that O's start with pass to D (who has jumped out)instead of cross and drop.
7. 2 vs 1: D gaps up to play rush. Not Shown.
8. 3 vs 0/1: Whichever F receives first pass, makes pass then joins play.

By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, December 24 2011 @ 12:46 AM GMT  

Last night we hooked up with the coaches of Finland at the Flames-Red Wings game. I have worked with Kalle Kaskinen an assistant coach and Raimo Helminen the head coach was one of my assistants along with Jirki Lumme and Teppo Numminen in 1995 when I was the head instructor of the Finnish association hockey school in Vierumaki. We met after the first period in the restaurant and sat there and watched the second period together on a TV.

They had their last practice before leaving to play in their group in Edmonton starting Dec. 26. I went with my son Jim to watch and took about 30 minutes of video at the practice. The video is in the files section.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=72

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Just watched 24/7 about the upcoming Flyers-Rangers Outdoor game Jan. 3. Really enjoyed it.


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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, December 25 2011 @ 05:01 PM GMT  

B6-600 Flow -Breakout 2 F Shoot - D Point Shot - Finland U20

Key Points:
Pass hard, keep skating all the time. Pass and follow the pass. Screen, rebound.

Description:

This happens the same time from each end.

1 - D1 pass behind to D2.
2 - F1 get breakout pass from D2.
3 - F1 skate to big ice and pass to F2.
4 - F2 drop pass to F1 who attacks and shoot
5 - D1 pass to D2.
6 - D2 pass to F2 who skated around circle.
7 - F2 attack and shoot..
8 - D2 follow attack and get a pass from F1.
9 - D2 take a point shot and F2 while F1 move in for a shot pass and rebound.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20140218213839687


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