By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 03:40 PM GMT (Read 133385 times)  

Season is over and the last section is getting very long, so time to start a new drill section. The other eleven sections can be accessed just below the forum and click on the link.

I am also updating the earlier Daily Drill sections that I did while in Austria and the two seasons after. I have finished section one to five and am working on six. Earlier I didn't put in the video links or the pdf. I am updating them now and will be putting them into a format that can be viewed on smartphones and tablets as well as desktops and deleting where I see duplication. Very time consuming but I want the pdf's to have everything so that when I copy and paste the drills and games onto the TCwhiteboard practice template for my practices everything is there.


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 03:51 PM GMT  

A200 Russian Olympic Coach Teaches Puck Handling

When I coached in Salzburg, Austria we had 4 teams, U17, U20, Pro second league and Pro Premier League. On M-W morning the pro's had a one hour morning skill session and T-Th the development players had one. There were coaches from every hockey nation and one week a month the IIHF Hall of Fame and former Russian Olympic Coach, Vladimir Yursinov (or Jursinov) ran the skill session. This is a 14 minute video with a warm-up and then a teaching sequence of exercises for puck handling. It is one step at a time and then the skills are combined. Yursi is probably the most famous skills coach in the world. He played for the Soviet Union and was Tikonov's asst. through the years they dominated the World Championships and Olympics. He coached the Russian 1998 Olympic Team and has been asst. coach many times. He speaks some German and I was helping him with his English. I have done a half dozen seminars with him and Juhani in Finland including presenting at the 1997 World Championship Coaching Symposium. It starts off with a minute of Jursi and Pierre Page leading some backward cross-overs and then poke check with balance and then Jursi leads the puck handling sequence where four leave at a time and finish with a shot. He builds the move that Ovechkin uses to slide past the D to get a shot away.

Key Points:
Make hard fakes and sell them to the defender. Separate the movement of the upper and lower body. Create puck handling sequences that flow together. Learn to use the forehand and the backhand and have loose shoulders and the hands away from the body. Don’t over handle the puck.

Description:
A. Warm-up with backward cross-over skating and reach with the stick in a balanced position.
B. Practice moves and fakes while skating down the ice and finish with a shot on net.
1. Fake the slapshot with a convincing fake and finish with the stick hitting the ice.
2. Fake the slapshot and accelerate around the defender on the forehand.
3. Fake the slapshot and move like you are going around on the forehand but quickly pull the puck across to the backhand.
4. Fake a backhand pass or shot and rotate the body in a convincing manner.
5. Fake the backhand and pull the puck across to the forehand.
6. Fake the slapshot and pull the puck to the backhand, fake a backhand and pull the puck to the forehand.
7. Fake a wrist shot and spin on the backhand.
8. Fake a wrist shot and spin to the forehand.
9. Fake a backhand shot-across to the forehand then fake a wrist shot and across to the backhand.
10. Combine the moves.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130321101649551

youtu.be/hWArs-S2qKQ

Stick Handling and Puck Protection - same theme but with NA skill coaches showing advanced techniques.

T1 - Puck Fakes Using Edges
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170718160818242

T1 - Puck Protection-Catch and Release Shot
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170719121119282


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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, March 23 2013 @ 03:36 PM GMT  

B5-6 Pass x 3 Shoot-Rebound U17-U20

Key Points:
Make hard passes, face the puck, sell the dekes at the tires, shoot and follow the shot.

Description:
1. Players start at the blue line, pass to the far corner and to the player in the middle.
2. Player one pass to player two in the corner.
3. Player two skate between the dots and pass back to player one.
4. Player one exchange passes with player two always facing the puck.
5. Player one deke around the tires.
6. Player one shoot and follow the shot and player two skate in looking for a rebound.
7. Rotate one to the corner, two to the middle circle and three to the blue line and repeat.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2013032310062819


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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 02:47 PM GMT  

C3 Breakout and Two 1-1's – Pro

Key Points:
After making the pass the D cross the ice and close the gap on the attacking F. Go on the coaches whistle.

Description:
This drill is done with the D and F at the same time in both ends of the ice. The breakout pass is made on one side of the ice and the 1-1 is on the opposite side. D lineup in the middle and F behind the bluelines.

1. D1 skate behind the net and make a breakout pass to F1.
2. F1 skate and regroup with D2 and cut across for a pass in the middle..
3. D2 pass to F1.
4. F1 attack D1 in a 1-1 at the original end from the far lane.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090823122857406


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, March 27 2013 @ 01:45 PM GMT  

D400 Best Player Wins the Game 1 on 1 on 1 - Jasper Youth

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.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160928093149315

youtu.be/4fzFD5CiTjs


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By: peter (offline)  Wednesday, March 27 2013 @ 02:53 PM GMT  

Quote by: TomM

D400 Best Player Wins the Game 1 on 1 on 1

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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This is a great drill. I used it all year with my Novice U-9 team, I would start the drill as a three player breakout, one line acts as the D, the middle line as the Centre, and the third line as the Winger on the boards. I would shoot the puck in, they would go D to Winger, Winger to Centre, and Centre back to me. Once I received the pass from the Centre I would shoot the puck back in, and the three would battle. Keep it high tempo.

   

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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, March 28 2013 @ 02:47 PM GMT  

B202 Breakout Pass and Shooting Warm-up - RB

Key Points:

Make hard passes and the forward give a target.

Description:

Done on both sides of the ice at the same time on the coaches whistle.

1. The D's pass to a F's cutting across the ice.

2. The F attacks and shoots then rebounds then screen for the point shot.

3. The D follows the play gets a pass from the forward and shoots.

Options:
The forward could give and go with the D after the initial pass. F could also rush the D so he has to shoot by the defender.

hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090901074924530


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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, March 31 2013 @ 09:18 PM GMT  

I watched the video for this drill. It was in Jihlava, Czech Republic. I sat down with Petr Svoboda the U20 coach and planned the practice and then went over it with him. He ran the practice while I watched and took video of it. I am sounding very tired. I got re-routed on the plane and the 18 hour trip turned into a 34 hour trip. I finally arrived and had to go on the ice an hour later. Between the jet lag and no sleep for two days I never really recovered by the time I filmed this drill. There are a lot of good skating techniques required and you can add many options to this drill.
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B5 Double Cross and Drop - HC Dukla Jihlava U20

Key Points:
Do one or two drop passes and work on quick attacks, one timers or create situations. Use this formation from 1-0 to 3-0 or create 1-1 to 3-3 situations. Always follow the shot for rebounds.

Description:
1. Two players skate around the circle and cross and drop on opposite side.
2. Puck carrier gain the blueline and do another cross and drop.
3. Pass across for one timer or player driving the net.
4. Go for rebound.
5. Come back from the sides.

hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20100830110413207






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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, April 02 2013 @ 03:01 PM GMT  

T4 D400, 3 on 3 Team Play Practice - Pro

Key Points:
On offense try to score using quick feet, give and goes, picks, screens, cycles. Defensively cover man to man from the net side with the sticks on the puck and in passing lanes.

Description:
1. Players wait outside the blue line. 3 offensive and 3 defensive players go into the zone and the coach passes to an attacking player or dumps the puck in. Play about 20”.
2. Defenders try to skate the puck out and attackers to score. On a quick goal or shootout the coach puts in another puck.
3. Coaches can focus on any aspect of the attack or defense.

hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090824224302363


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, April 05 2013 @ 01:46 PM GMT  

This is a game that is very common to prepare for outnumber situations. I have posted it with younger groups before but this is the Canadian U22 W team and they do some variations. It is also the first drill I am posting that is in 3GPP Mobile phone format and should run on almost any device.
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DT400 Two Net Game – CW

Key Points:
Attackers either skate or move the puck right away when they get it. Defenders have one on the puck and one in front of the net with sticks in the passing lanes. Rotate every 45 seconds.

Description:
1. Two nets on the goal line.
2. 4 attackers and 2 defenders on each side.
3. On a goal puck goes to other side.
4. Defenders pass to the attackers on the other side to go onto offense.
6. Add skill rules such as only forehand passes.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130404174536584


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, April 09 2013 @ 03:41 PM GMT  

B600 One Touch x 2 and Diagonal U18 F

Key Points:
Pass hard, face the puck, give a target, cut into the pass, pass while moving, rebound with the stick on the ice, quick feet.

Description:
1. Line up in B600 Formation at each blue line stripe.
2. Diagonal corners leave at the same time.
3. #1 one touch with #3.
4. #1 pass to #2.
5. #2 stretch pass to same colour #1.
6. #1 skate in and shoot.
7. #1 follow the shot for a rebound.
8. #1 circle back and rebound for the next shooter.
9. Repeat from the opposite diagonal corners with #3 leaving.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130409095502827


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, April 16 2013 @ 01:59 PM GMT  

We did this game at my skills session last night. The players loved it and there was great intensity. It is an adaption of another game but the difference is that you start 1-1 and players can join if they make a successful give and go from the line-up with an active player. The other adaptation is that you can pass to any player on the blue line. These playes are also jokers who you can pass too once 3 players are active. This keeps everyone in the game and works on role 2 of puck support and role 4 of covering away from the puck. I will get a video when we do it again.

D200 Start 1-1 up to 3-3

Key Points:
Players must continually recongnize the situation from 1-1 to 3-3. You can pass to any teammate in the line-up. Situations 1-1, 1-2, 2-3, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3 must be solved by the player.

Description:
1. Each game starts with player 1 from each team. Only one puck is used.
2. Up to 3 players on each team can play.
3. Puck carrier can pass to any teammate on the blue line. A successful return pass allows them to join.
4. Players on the side are active jokers who can be passed too after 3 players are active.
5. Keep going after a goal and the defenders must retreat to half way before checking.
5. Play about 30" shifts and then pass to your player 1 who stats 1-1. Another option is to pass to the goalie or simply leave the puck and the new players race for it.
6. Keep score and add rules like only backhand passes, etc.


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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, April 22 2013 @ 02:07 PM GMT  

Coaches can now play the B and C drills on any device including smart phones and tablets. I am working on the transition games now.
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Off-ice Training With Finnish Youth Players

Three videos of off-ice exercises done by youth hockey players in Finland. They don't require a lot of equipment by are very effective in building strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, speed, quickness and body awareness.

O - Finnish In Season Off-ice eExercises for Strength and Balance

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130418204204356

Finnish off ice for upper body agility

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130418170946147

O - Balance, Agility, Coordination for Hockey - Finnish Youth

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130418153432810


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, April 23 2013 @ 02:26 PM GMT  

The best Football (soccer) club in the world is Barcelona. They train players in their youth academy. The training is similar to hockey as far as co-ordination, speed, agility, balance, speed, reaction time. They also have ball handling routines that practice all of the moves the world's best players use. It is a great model for training young hockey players. Make up routines that incorporate puck handling moves, fakes, etc. Much like Jursinov does when he leads on ice groups. It can all be done off-ice as well.

Barcelona Youth Football Training:

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2013042010485413

Russian Olympic Coach Teaches a Puck Handling Routine

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130321101649551

Routine for Puck Handling and Edge Work from Finland

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121108114316285

Puck Handling Eights

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120418155124444

This is a way to practice skills and use the ice efficiently. The coaches role is to watch and correct errors. You can't talk people into being skilled but instead they must get a lot of reps with perfect technique.

I may have to take it back about Barca being the best team in the world as they were just knocked off the top rung by Bayern Munich 0-4.


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, April 24 2013 @ 02:47 PM GMT  

Dryland Training - Czech, Finnish, Canadian, Russian

Tis the time for Dryland Training. Here are examples from the Czech Republic, Finland, Canada and Russia that show how they train using simple equipment.

O - Agility, Coordination Using Sticks – Czech Youth

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20100812085251864

O - Agility Circuit Race - Czech Youth

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20100812094928560

O - Split Vision Game of Soccer and Basketball – Czech

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20100812101249211

Combative Contests at Czech Youth

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2010081210041633

Develop puck handling skills off ice.

Puck Handling Off Ice - Finland

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080727114215147

Work on Core Strength and Plyometrics without Equipment

Core Strength Workout for Hockey - College Women

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080727130328111


The Soviets started the Off-ice training when they began playing internationally in the early 50’s. This is Moscow Dynamo training outside in the 70’s led by Jursinov. They incorporate how to play using games and train with weights.

Moscow Dynamo Dryland

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080727114217729


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, April 25 2013 @ 01:50 PM GMT  

O – Russian Coach Leads Training Circuit with Swedish Players – U20

Key Points:
Circuit training with plyometrics, strength, agility, reaction time, speed, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination.

Description:
Russian coach runs Swedish U20 players through a circuit with weights, plyometrics, the Russian Box, balance, abdominal and back exercises. It is a great training circuit for older players whose growth plates have hardened. the first minute shows some Russians doing squats and then it starts with the Russian coach organizing the playes for their stations.

Circuit Training:

- Wall ladder for abdominals.
- Mats and benches for dives and rolls,
- Weights, metal hockey stick and medicine balls for resistance.
- Russian box for skating power.
- Benches and racks for weight training.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080727160049393


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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, April 27 2013 @ 08:07 PM GMT  

The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has produced a lot of video material to helpl coaches with drills for individual sklls and game situations.

This link will take you to the Swedish Academy site and if you click on videos the categories are on the left side of the page.

www.swehockey.se/hockeyakademin


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, May 01 2013 @ 01:52 PM GMT  

B6 Big Horseshoe CU18

Key Points:
Give a target and skate into the pass. Follow the shot for a rebound. Shoot while skating and don't overhandle the puck to prepare to shoot.

Description:
1. Two players leave from diagonal corners.
2. Exchange the puck while skating down the ice.
3. Outside player continue and shoot-rebound.
4. Inside player turn back and get a pass from the original end.
5. Inside player shoot-rebound.

Options:
- Unless the coach is making a comeback have a player make the second pass.
- Screen after shooting.
- Circle back and rebound for the next shooter after shooting.
- Second player exchange passes with the passer on the goal line.
- Add options like backhand shots, one timers, etc.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130501084119734


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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, May 06 2013 @ 01:50 PM GMT  

D2-4 Tournament Using Various Pucks and Balls - U10

Key Points:
The different weights, size, hardness and bounce of the pucks and balls overload the nervous system to adapt stickhandling technique.

This tournament lasted 45 minutes with 9 x 5 minute games. Fun, skill and lots of skating, touches and exercise. Research has shown that cross ice games have 600% more puck touches than a full ice game.

Description:

1. Play two cross ice and one game with one goalie.
2. Games last 5 minutes then the same teams play in a different area.
3. After all have played in each area rotate who they play against.
4. Use different pucks and balls for the first two rounds and then play 1-1 where the defender regroups with the goalie before attacking or the point in the one net game.
5. Keep track of wins.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130506082228769


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, May 15 2013 @ 02:31 PM GMT  

B6 3-0 Middle Drive C-U18

Key Points:
The first player over the attacking blue line without the puck skate hard through the middle lane to the top of the goal crease. Player with puck and third player skate hard toward the dots. Force defenders to cover each player.

Description:
1. Leave from the corner.
2. Player 1 skate around top of the circle and the bottom of the next circle and up the lane.
3. Player 2 skate top of the circle to below the hash and up the middle.
4. Player 3 carry a puck around the circle and up the near lane.
5. Player 3 pass to 2 to 1 and do a middle drive.
6. Ideal play is a pass across from 1 to 3 about at the hash marks for a one timer shot.
7. Wide shot or a pass to the middle are also options. Read the play.

*Repeat in the other direction.

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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, May 20 2013 @ 05:39 PM GMT  

480 Drills from Sweden by Joachim Holst

Joachim was a regular contributor to this site at one time. He posted this pdf. of drills from Sweden. Lots of good ideas and you can understand them if you know the international coaching symbols.


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, June 11 2013 @ 03:16 PM GMT  

In the ABC coaching method the players learn to play by playing. The skills teach the What and How and are effective especially in Game Playing Role One - individual offensive skill and Game Playing Role Three - individual defensive skill. Teaching team play or co-operation between players in Role Two - Team offensive skill or Role Four - Team defensive skill is more difficult. In a drill you tell the players exactly what to do and they know the situation before it happens. There is little decision making about the situation or creativity required. Games with modified rules mandate that the player must do certain skills and co-operation between players is required. I will list many games here that we use to create situations and practice skills and good habits under game pressure. I am converting these video examples and will add more as I get them done.

D - Games for Skill and Good Habits:

D4 - Three One Zone Games

D4 Three one zone games. Use multiple nets. In this example there were 3 goalies at practice. Have a tournament with one rule for each game and rotate one colour after about 6 minutes.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090802110505180

D4 – Two Second Game

D4 half ice game with the rule that you can only carry the puck max 2 seconds and goals must come on one timers. This game makes puck support crucial and encourages the puck carrier to protect the puck and look around. It is great game for offensive skills and defensive coverage. The players must all get onside on transition. More skilled players can have one second only.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090802110504768

D4 Give and Go Game

Teach playing principles by using rules in game situations. In this game goals only count after a give and go. The coach has the role of enforcing the rule. A give and go is the cornerstone of effective team play.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090802112347625

D4 Games with Modified Rules
Games in one zone with passing, shooting, skating rules or rules for good habits.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=200807231720538

D4 Game with Goals on Plays From Below the Goal Line

Practice cycling and D joining the play with goals oringinating from plays made below the goal line.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080723172051625

D4 Game with Escape Moves

The player must skate hard to open ice to gain time and space. In this game the players have to make an escape move by pivoting or skating backward with the puck. Later the rule is they must take at least 3 hard strides to open ice before making a play. ‘GOOD HABITS ARE CRITICAL TO EFFECTIVE PLAY.’

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D4 Game Variations
At one end the players must get onside on transition and the other end they are playing 2 PASS where the puck must stay in the zone but at least 2 passes must be made before shooting when you regain possession. Once the players understand the basic way the game works the coach can modify rules to encourage skill practice. i.e. only skate backwards.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2009080211050878

D4 Game Forehand Pass Only

Game in one zone using only the forehand enhances vision and causes the player to play with balance.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080723165244782


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, June 11 2013 @ 03:47 PM GMT  

I coach a skill group of U18 U15 combined players a few times a week. Last night we did this game and it worked really well.
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DT 400 Two Net Game - Joker at Point

Key Points:
Players constantly transition from offense to defense and defense to offense. They must fight to get on the defensive side. There are two nets on the goal line at one end of the ice.

Description:
1. Start with the players racing for a puck dumped in by the coach.
2. To be on offense the team must pass to the Joker at the point.
3. Joker can pass or shoot but must stay at the point.
4. Players race across to get open on offense or gain defensive side.
5. Players take turn being the joker.


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, June 14 2013 @ 02:57 PM GMT  

Curtis Brackenbury called to ask me if I had any video on face-off technique. I have made postings about how to practice face-offs but no video. So I went to google and searched. These are some of the best videos I could find on how to take a face-off and win it. In the average game there is at least one face-off a minute. It is the first loose puck situation and quick transition to offense or to defense is critical.
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Face-off Technique - Video Demonstrations

Woog and Hendrickson on hockey faceoffs
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YHAEz08u7U

Hockey 101 with Bob Errey: The Art of the Faceoff
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wTqCZERAnc

Hockey Face Offs - Cutting the circle
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UEGS7A6AZA

How to Win Face-offs in Hockey
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwKIZfh8s6c

Hockey U – Faceoffs (very good and options)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOkox5vsroM&list=PL82CDB4D27703F0E6

Ice Hockey - Taking face offs (Brian Kilrea)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOCWrsyrhYo&list=PL82CDB4D27703F0E6

Kirk Muellar
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ghnFLVa6zA&list=PL82CDB4D27703F0E6

Sergei Fedorov vs Wayne Gretzky Faceoff
www.youtube.com/watch?v=55mk_xB_pXY&list=PL82CDB4D27703F0E6


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, June 14 2013 @ 03:59 PM GMT  

Shooting Technique from Sweden

This is a really good video demonstration of the various ways to shoot the puck. Incredible how often the demonstrators score on the Finnish mock goalie.

www.swehockey.se/Hockeyakademin/Nyheter/2013/NyttmaterialomSkottrampstraning/

There are great videos on the site about every skill and situation.

www.swehockey.se/Hockeyakademin/Video/
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Tretiak's Goalie School in Russia

Go to this website to see Tretiak's Russian Goalie School:


www.rideo.tv/video/3697/

It is 25:29 min. in length, in Russian

Dryland training: 00:00 - 7:10
Ice training: 7:15 - 25:29
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Camp June 24 I am doing with Curtis Brackenbury.

The camp goes for two weeks.

• Camp is in Hudson NH
• Rink
o www.bing.com/local/details.aspx?lid=YN562x402062445&qt=yp&what=cyclones&where=Hudson%2c+New+Hampshire&s_cid=ansPhBkYp02&mkt=en-us&q=cyclones+hudson+nh&qpvt=cyclones+hudson+nh&FORM=LARE



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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, June 16 2013 @ 02:54 PM GMT  

We did this game yesterday and the players were very creative with their plays from below the goal line. I encouraged them to face up ice when possible and move the puck from side to side and use one timer shots. It is great for defenders to practice keeping their head on a swivel and see their man and the puck as well as the goalie tracking the puck by looking over their shoulder. We played 2 on 2 and the play had to be below the top of the circles. In a 2-2 game you have all three game situations. 0 - loose puck, 1 - offense, 2 - defense. You also have all Four Game Playing Roles. On offense, Role 1 - player with the puck and Role 2 - player supporting the puck. On defense Role 3 - player checking the puck carrier and Role 4 - player covering away from the puck. So it is a great game to practice Transition between Game Situations and Game Playing Roles plus all of the individual skills we have been practicing like skating, puck handling, passing, one timers, puck protection, stick on the puck, stick in the lane.
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D4 - Goals Must Originate Below Goal Line

Key Points:
Players learn to protect the puck, pass to themselves off the boards or back of the net and use the net for puck protection. Also change the point of attack. Defenders must see the puck and the player they are covering and goalie must look over their shoulder and move side to side.

Description:
1. Play game situations from 1-1 to 5-5.
2. Situations 3 on 3 or less the players must keep the puck below the top of the circles.
3. To start an attack the puck must be moved below the goal line.
4. When the defenders get the puck they have to get it deep below the goal line before they can score.


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, June 28 2013 @ 10:44 PM GMT  

I used this drill today but couldn't find it on the site. I didn't make a file of it. So here it is. You can do this drill from both sides at the same time. I did it with Div. 1 NCAA players at this mornings ice session.
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C3 - 1-1 and 2-1 x 2 – Pro

Key Points:
Defender do Mohawk and Chocktow turns to keep a tight gap. Identify the most dangerous man and give the least dangerous to the goalie while denying pass across.
F's attack with speed and make the first play near the blue line to allow for a second play.

Descriiption:
1. F1 and F2 skate and partner pass.
2. D1 skate toward F 1 and F2.
3. Either forward pass to D1.
4. D1 pivot and pass to either F who post up and support middle.
5. F1 and F2 skate toward their original blue line and then turn back.
6. D1 follow F's and close the gap.
7. F1 and F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
* This 1-1 or 2-1 happens on both sides at the same time.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130628221727366


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, July 09 2013 @ 02:33 PM GMT  

B5 2-0 Shot - Rebound – Shot - Finnish Pro

Key Points:
Shoot while skating and aim at the far pad. It is really a shot pass off the goalies pad when the shooter sees he has no openings and #2 is going hard to the net.

Description:
1. Start in the B5 formation with the players inside the middle circle.
2. Each #1 leave to the wide lane and get a pass from #2.
3. #1 Skate wide and shoot from outside the circle and shoot low to the far pad to create a rebound.
4. #2 go hard to the far post and be ready to shoot in a rebound.
5. Repeat the other way with each #3 leaving and getting a pass from #4.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121108160612789


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, July 10 2013 @ 03:41 PM GMT  

B600 D Wheel D to D, D to F Attack 2-0, F Cycle Up Exchange Puck with D, Attack - Finnish Pro

Key Points:
Wheel tight to the far post. Forward skate to the 'big ice' through the neutral zone. Shoot and rebound. F's skate to get open for a pass from the D after the exchange.

Description:
1. This drill is done from both ends leaving from diagonal corners.
2. D1 wheels behind the net.
3. D1 pass across to D2.
4. D2 pass up to F1 or F2 who carry the puck between the dots.
5. F's take a shot and D2 support from blue line.
6. Closest F pick up a puck in the corner and skate up the boards.
7. F exchange the puck with D2 who skate down along the boards.
8. D2 attacks the net and the F's get open for a pass or rebound.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130710150511373


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, July 16 2013 @ 08:25 PM GMT  

C3-C600, 2 on 1 x 2 – Pro

Key Points:
One high one low, one fast one slow on the attack. D identify the most dangerous attacker and shots from the middle. No whistles so players have to watch and start toward the open end of the ice.

Description:
1. F's line up at diagonal blue lines and D's at opposite diagonal blue lines.
2. D1 pass up the boards to F1.
3. F1 skate to the middle and pass to F2 who crosses behind as D1 closes the gap.
4. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
5. Coach mirror the play from the high slot. (A player could also do this)
6. D2 pass to F3 and F4 skate back and cross to attack D2 the other way.
7. Finish the attack with a goal, frozen puck or D pass to the coach.
8. Players watch to see which attack is finished and start the 2-1 in that direction.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130717135909954


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