In the video section named 'Ready for Diagrams' are video clips that I haven't prepared yet with description and diagrams. It takes me about 2 hours to prepare each drill or game posting and I usually do it early in the morning if I have time. There are about 100 video clips there now and my project at the moment is to put all the raw video I have there and prepare them when I can.
If you want to find a video you can copy the title from here and paste it in the search box in the 'Ready for Diagrams' section.
A - Individual Technique
A - Dr. Gaston Schaeffer Talks Skating
A - Intro to Puck Handling
A Obstacle Stickhandle x 3 - Shoot – Pro
A3 - Gaston-Curtis
A3 Warm-up Prospect
A5 Puck Over-Under Agility Weave - Shoot – Pro
A5 Stickhandle 8 Agility Weave - Shoot – Pro
A300 Partner Pivot and Pass U18
A300 - Individual Skills after Practice
A200 - Finnish Puck Handling 1
B - Partner or Group Skill
B - Scoring Practice from Sweden
B - Ruotsalainen, Salo teach defense
B - Puck Handling and Body Checking Practice
B - Playing Without the Puck from Sweden
B - Passing Technique
B - Figure 8 Puck Handling
B2 Pass to Point - Drag and Shoot U22
B2 Pass Behind Shoot in Front and PH U22
B2 Pass From Behind Shot x 2 U22
B2 Protect Puck-walk out-shot U18
B4-B300 - Shoot-Pass-1-0 Prospect
B6 - NHL Prospects Scoring Practice
B5 Jursi 2-0 with Regroup - U20
B6 High Low Shooting with Pass - U20
B6 sequence 1-0 2-0 prospects
B6 3-0 Middle Drive Options – Pro
B6 2-0 Regroup - Attack – Prospects
B6 - 2-0 – Pro
B6 - Forward Scoring Practice
B6 - Defensemen Shooting Options
B6 - Defense Shooting
B6 2-0 - Backcheck – Prospects
B6 - 3 Lane Shots – Pro
B300 Tight Turn 8 Pass Shoot – Pro
B500 - Square 1 Touch Passing - Pro W
B600 - RGx2 with Point Shots - Pro W
B600 BO RG 2-1 – ProW
B600 Wall Support 2-0 Prospects
B600 Wall Support 1-0 Prospects
B600 Cross-Drop-Pass 2-0 Prospects
B300 Pass x 3 Tight turn Shoot – Pro
C - Situation Drills
C2 - FIO - Low Breakout - 5-2 – Detroit
C2 - FIO - Breakout 5-2 – Detroit
C3 5-0 and Goalie Warm up - Slovak U20
C6 - 2-1 Defensive Slide - Point Shot Prospect
C6 1-1 x 2 Technique – Prospects
C400 Random battle in front
D - Games to Teach the Game
D1 Pass to the Open Player
D1 Give and Go Game
D1 Games for good playing habits
D1 Game with Various Pucks
D1 Game Using Different Balls, Rings, Pucks
D3 Skill Games
D4 Active Jokers D Can Jump In - U15
D4 Active Jokers at Point Must Shoot - U15
D4 Active Jokers at Point Must Shoot-U15.wmv
D4 Two Pass U15
D100 - 5-5 Pro
D100 Two one on one games at the same time
D100 full ice game for Skill
D100 full ice 2 on 2
D100 At Least One Pass Per Zone
D100 4-4 – Pro
D200 The Time Machine Game
D200 2-2 Add Players with Give and Go – ProW
D400 Point Jokers Join Play.wmv
D400 Point Jokers Check Jokers.wmv
D400 - 1-1 Battle Regoup with Coach
D500 - Small pp game U22 W
DT - Transition Games
DT100 Continuous 3-2 CU22
DT200 Time Machine
DT400 Two Net Game - RG with Jokers - U15
DT400 Low 3-3 – Pro
F - Fitness Skating On Ice
F Timed Ladder Skate – Pro
F202 - Small Ladder – Pro
G - Goalie Training
G - Net Skating
G - Puck Behind Net – Detroit
O - Off-Ice Training
O - U15 Off-ice Conditioning
O - Sled Push - U15
O - B6 2-0 Disguised Skate
T – Team Play and Coach Instruction(T1-Ind. Offensive Skill, T2-Team Offensive Skill, T3-Ind. Defensive Skill, T4-Team Defensive Skill)
T - Moving Pucks at Practice
T1-2 B6 Breakout - 3-1 – Prospect
T2-DZ FO BO_5-2-RG-5-2 - Prospects 2.wmv
T2-DZ FO BO_5-2-RG-5-2 - Prospects.wmv
T2, 3 Shots- NZ Regroup x 4 Options – Prospects
T2- 5-0 High Cycle, Dump 5-3 Bo – Pro
T2 -D100 5-5 NZone Face-off – Pro
T2-1 FC-Bo-5-0-Shots – Prospects
T2-3 FC-Bo-5-0-Shots - Prospects.wmv
T2-4 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-5.wmv
T2-4 - 3-0, 3-2, NZ RG, 3-2, Out – Pro
T2-4- 3-2 to Forecheck Review – Prospects
T2-4-D400 Umbrella PP - Diamond PK-Kaz W
T2-4-B5, 1-2-2 Forecheck-Regroup 3-0 Attack-Kaz W
T2-4 Breakout 5-2 to Dzone Review – Prospects
T2-4 Low 3-2, 3-2 W Backcheck, 5-5 – Pro
T2-4 BO, 5-2, NZ RG, 5-2, Dzone Position – Pro
T4 - 1-2-2 Rotation – CW
T4 - Trap rotation CW.wmv
T4 - 2-1 forecheck CW.wmv
T4 - 5-5 Forecheck Practice U22W.wmv
T4-D400, 3-3 Low Coverage-Kaz W
The Forum posting has the description, diagram, video link and pdf. That can be saved.
These are great ways to practice skill and team play and really effective way to practice if you only have half ice.
This is a great idea sent along by TheDrillbook.com
ADVERSITY CUP WEEK @ TheDrilbook… Adversity is an inherent aspect of sports. Learning to deal with obstacles and challenges within the game is a critical aspect of individual and team development. How do you practice it??
Secure a Shoe Box and about 30 recipe cards.
Create two equally balanced teams within your team and colour coordinate them.
Create about 30 scenarios that your team’s play out over the course of a practice. Each scenario is written on a recipe card and teams draw a scenario out of the box and then play it out against the opponent. After the scenario is completed, the other team draws from the box. Keep score and watch the level of compete go off the charts! Players will become very excited as to the outcome of the draw.
Sample scenarios which can be used for Hockey or Soccer. Adapt for your sport:
A. Your team took two bad penalties. Play shorthanded for a one minute shift.
B. Your team has pulled your goaltender. Play a 1 minute shift without the goalie.
C. Your defensemen lost their stick. Play a 1 minute shift with one defensemen without a stick.
D. Have a three player shootout.
E. Defensemen are not able to cross the defensive blue line. Play a 1 minute shift.
F. Forwards must stay in the offensive zone only and offsides are permitted. Play a 1 minute shift.
E. Electric Chair shift. Two vs Two Full-Ice for 1 minute.
F. Cross-Eyed shift for both teams. This entails players hands being reversed for the entire 1 minute shift.
What other ideas can be used in the Adversity Cup??? (Tom's question)
Scores typically end up in the 10-15 range. Depending on the luck of the draw, the tide can change very quickly. Feel free to use TheDrillbook Adversity Cup several times throughout the year and simply adapt some of the scenarios.
I recommend the TheDrillbook as it has lots of great coaching ideas.The Calgary Royals organization supplies a copy of their program to all the teams.
Team and Culture - these concepts in business and sport seem to be interchangeable. They both involve how your people feel about your organization, function in your organization and consequently, how well your people produce results.
In business and sports... "Leaders influence culture and culture brings in results."
I will turn fifty-seven this April. Fifty-one years ago I began a lifetime of participating on teams. Like you, I have played on amazing teams, difficult teams, teams I couldn’t wait to be around, and teams I couldn’t wait to leave.
Most of us can feel when our team is going wrong, but few people invest the time required to understand how to fix their cultures. This reminds me of an NHL coach who reads the team’s stats, complains to his centres that their face-off percentage is way down, but doesn’t know how to work with them to improve their face-off skill.
It’s not good enough to just complain. Fans complain... Players find solutions.
How do we tinker with culture? How about the team will? Leadership is involved for sure, but fixing these things must start with recognizing what needs to be fixed.
Here is my list of indicators to help you discover which Team Development work you need most in 2015:
When our Team is on, this is what you will observe:
1- Logos not Numbers
This is a learned people skill. When it is operating at an optimum level, our people consistently do not talk to our numbers (no gossip), they talk to our LOGOS (face to face). This team concept is simple, but when it isn’t in place, the fallout can be highly destructive.
Conversely, when it is fully implemented, the results are incredibly refreshing. Speaking to the person you were going to complain about takes courage, but in the end, this action allows that person to create a solution. (For real life examples of this concept, check out the videos at www.ryanwalter.com)
Opening up communication does not begin and end with a one-time speech. In order to be fully implemented, this concept must become part of your 2015 Business Process. We would enjoy helping you use the Os Guinness technique to sink this deep into your culture’s psyche.
Some leaders I meet laugh off soft-skill development. “Those soft skills are for soft people!” they say. Woops! These are the same leaders who wake up one day and ask, “Why isn’t our culture bringing in the results that I promised my board?”
Remember, Leaders INFLUENCE culture, and culture delivers RESULTS!
When the desired results are not being consistently produced, either the way the leader is influencing the culture must change, or the leader must personally change. The mindset of our people influences the mindset of our culture and in turn, the mindset of our clients. Do you have a plan in place to positively and progressively influence your people’s thinking in 2015?
Over the past 8 months our company finds ourselves creating client-impact by increasing cultural awareness of the 5 states of mind where our people ruminate. With this new knowledge we work to help equip leaders to shift our people's personal and cultural thinking into what we call an F+ (FUTURE POSITIVE- a more productive mindset). As the visual demonstrates below, in order to improve results, we must positively influence MINDSET.
Key Question: “How do we positively influence our people’s thinking, and our clients’ mindset?”
3- Leadership is focused on, honoured, developed and multiplied
The missing ingredient essential for NHL teams to win the Stanley Cup is usually not more talent, but rather, more leadership. Why do some teams trade for that veteran player who has played on successful teams in the past? He or she brings the right experience, wrapped in the right attitude to help generate a long run deep into the playoffs.
Trading for leaders is an option, but it isn’t foolproof. Leaders from other cultures bring baggage. Long-term success in the NHL and in business comes from growing the leadership capacity of the rookies in our culture who are showing promise in this area.
John Maxwell says, “Leadership is Influence!” By keeping our eyes open to who has influence in our culture, we gain a sense of who our next leaders might be. Maxwell also says, “Leaders are Learners!” The multiplier of your success is to implement a process that helps develop the people who are showing leadership promise in your culture.
Finally (a lot of Maxwell here), John Maxwell warns, “If we grow ourselves to be a 6 out of 10 as a leader, our people have a chance to be a 5. If we grow ourselves to be anv8 out of 10 as a leader, our people have a chance to be a 7.” Our culture will never grow past our own personal leadership capacity!
Key Question: “Have we formalized a plan to grow the multiplier of our success, our people's leadership capacity, in 2015?”
4- Focus on Energy, not Time
It takes consistent energy, not just putting in the time, to bring results. Hard work is critical to maximizing performance, but hard work should not be disguised as more hours, rather, more results. If you are leading a team most of your people will feel obligated to stay at the office as long as you do. But are they productive, energized and creating results or are they reading the paper on their computer? I have been a President and CEO of a professional hockey team as well as an NHL Assistant Coach. I have done this; I have seen this.
Leaders focus on results, which is great, but sometimes forget that the energy of their people and team is the important long-term generator of optimal results - that means physical energy, emotional energy, cultural energy, mental energy and yes, spiritual energy. As many leaders have learned, all of our energy is interconnected. If you hire a young sales person full of energy and he or she is surrounded by a lethargic culture, what happens?
Key Question: “What will we do to enhance our personal and cultural energy in 2015?”
5- What we believe… expands
Some leaders believe that their people should fear them (insecure leaders consistently need to feel feared). Other leaders believe that culture is not important. Still others command: “you just do what I say!” Many more believe in collaboration. Whatever it is that we believe as leaders, influences our culture. As my agent during my NHL career, Herb Pinder, often reminded me, “After 3 or 4 months, every team takes on the personality and character of its coach.”
I have often heard coaches and leaders consistently talk down the character and qualities of their people. This is always misguided because we receive what we believe about our people. I once had a coach who believed more in me than I believed in myself, and I developed towards his expectations of me, and had an amazing season.
Early in 2015, I recommend that we talk through (and I would love to coach you here) how you want to develop as a leader personally, because your attitude towards growth, culture, your players’ energy and your process to communicate will be the main thing that holds back or enhance your business and grow your results in 2015!
Key Question: “How can we positively impact our personal and cultural belief system in 2015?”
When you added up your 5 answers to our Key Questions how does 2015 look for you and your team? Looking forward to helping you implement your desired solutions over these next months.
The video clip below will surprise most coaches when you see how many transitions there are in ONE hockey shift. The nature of the game is that a player is constantly transitioning from offense to defense to loose puck battles. This shows how good habits like facing the puck with the stick on the ice, defensive side, quick offense need to be made a priority when we practice. Transition from offense to defense to loose puck is the constant in the game and the teams that do that best will be the most successful.
I am posting a video that shows these constant transitions in a hockey game. All of the skating, offensive and defensive skills and good habits are needed to be effective.
Detroit vs. Pittsburgh - a demonstration of the transition between the 3 game situations, and 4 game playing roles in one minute of an NHL game.
0-Loose Puck1-Offensive2-Defensive Situations are worked on as well as the Four Game Playing Roles
Offense: Role 1 – player with the puck and Role 2 – players supporting the puck carrier.
Defense: Role 3 – player checking the puck carrier. Role 4 – players covering away from the puck.
(The colours are from the posting on the transitions in a hockey game that shows one minute of Detroit vs. Pittsburg and the colours appear at the top when Detroit is 0-battling for a loose puck 1-on offense 2-on defense.. It is a great example of what really happens in a hockey game and why it is a game of transition. The video was prepared by Kai Katajalehto who coaches in Finland. )
I moved the starting point up to the blue lines and added a dump-in or a long shot to start a drill that Detroit uses. It causes the goalie to handle the puck and set it up for the D. Progress from 1 to 2 D and from 1 to 3 F's. You can also add a second regroup with the same coloured D. I will take a video of my U15 team doing the drill. It is a good one. Here is the Detroit version.www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20141119103710146
C3 Breakout-Regroup 1-1 to 3-2
Alternate between a single and a double hinge. Implement a stretch into the breakout. Add up to 2 D and 3 F.
1. Blue F and Red D at one blue line - Red F and Blue D at the other.
2. Blue F1 Start with a shot or rim the goalie must handle and set up for the Red D1.
3. Red D1 make a breakout pass to the Blue F1.
4. Blue F1 skate throught the neutral zone and regroup with the Blue D2.
5. Blue F1 attack vs. Red D1.
6. Red F2 shoot the puck in.
7. Blue D2 skate back and make a breakout pass to Red F2 who regroups with Blue D3.
7. Continue this flow 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2.
USA Hockey has been encouraging hockey organizations and coaches to use a new development model. Both Canada and USA are stuck in the Full Ice is best mind set. Other parts of the hockey world, especially countries in Europe have been using Cross Ice Games for young players.
Here is a study by USA Hockey where they taped monitors to every player in both cross ice and full ice games. The results show that there are far more touches, passes, shots, etc. in cross ice.
This is the video of the study.
New Video Quantifies Cross-Ice Advantages
A cutting-edge NHL analytics team put the test to youth hockey for the first time ever, comparing cross-ice hockey to full-ice hockey. Watch this video and see what you think.
Here are many Cross Ice Game Ideas
These games develop skill, encourage creativity, add competition to practice and use the ice much more efficiently than the 7-11 minutes per hour of activity that other research has shown happen in drill practices.
My assistant coach Jim made up this battle transition game. Great competitive game.
DT400 Battle in Front 1-1, 2-2
Defender see the puck and his man. Player behind the net must keep his skates below the goal line but can wrap around score. Battle for the net side. Protect the puck, shoot quick, goalie track the puck.
1. Play 1-1 in front with a Joker behind the goal line.
2. Joker can score but skates must be below the goal line.
3. Rotation is 1 behind the net is the new defender.
4. The original defender 2 becomes the attacker.
5. Original attacker returns to the line in the corner. Rotation Sequence:
a. on a goal,
b. the goalie freezes the puck,
c. it is passed to 4 in the corner
d. goes out of the zone.
*Alternative is to have 2-2 with either one or two Jokers.
Each team has one or two jokers at the point. Introduce the game allowing jokers to check jokers. This is a great game to practice getting the shot through under pressure.The jokers at the point must get open and take a shot. The defender practices covering the point. Low players screen, tip and rebound while defenders box out and take sticks.
Each team has jokers at the point.
1. When defenders regain puck they must pass to the point to go on offense.
2. Jokers at the Point Must Shoot
Skate and handle the puck with lots of quick turns and moves. Give a target for a pass. Follow the shot for a rebound then rebound for the next shooter.
1. Reds on one blue line and blue at the other.
2. Two reds and two blues handle the puck in the neutral zone for about 10'.
3. Leave one at a time to shoot at the end they start from.
4. Players now pass to players on the lines for 10' then skate in and shoot.
5. Rebound for the next shooter.
* Players could give and go with the next shooter after they have shot.