By: TomM (offline)  Friday, October 16 2015 @ 05:21 PM GMT  

B4-B600 BO Routine x 3 x 2 U17

Key Points:

Do at top speed with fast feet and firm passes from the triple threat position. Forward must time his break and give a target.

Description:

1. D in the middle, F at the 4 blue lines and coach with pucks at the top of the circle.
2. D1 from each end of the line skate backward and pick up a puck on one side.
3. F1 from diagonal blue lines skate to the middle and back for a stretch pass.
4. F1 attack and shoot while F1 get a puck placed by the coach on the other side.
5. F2’s at each end time their skate for a stretch pass and attack.
6. D2’s repeat with F3-F4 etc.
7. Step 2 if for F1’s at the far diagonal blue lines now come back and across the middle for a pass.
8. Repeat having the coach spot a puck to the right then a second puck to the left.
9. Step 3 F1’s now skate back into the zone and get a cross-ice pass from D1.
10. D1 pass to F2 on the other side.
11. Coach spot the puck a little wider in Step 3.

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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, October 17 2015 @ 03:04 PM GMT  

E1 - Relay Race Shootout 1-0, 2-0

Key Points:

Make a hard fake to get the goalie to lean and then 'shoot where the goalie ain't', shoot where he is coming from and not where he is going. If the goalie comes out deke and if he is deep shoot.

Description:

1. Players leave from the far blue line.
2. On a goal race to the red line before the next player can leave.
3. No goal get the rebound then skate to the blue line before passing to the front of the line.
4. When 2-0 only one pass is allowed in the attacking zone - other rules are the same.
5. Keep score and play to either a goal total or a time limit.




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By: Anonymous: Shawn ()  Saturday, October 17 2015 @ 04:25 PM GMT  

Hey Tom,

I really enjoyed reviewing and reading a lot of the drills from the drill of the week club...a great resource. Will you be posting more this season?

Thanks,
Shawn

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Hi Tom
The link to the Drill club is not working - any idea why? love that link !!!
Thank you
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Hope this works. Great ideas from high level coaches living all over the hockey world.

Drill of the Week Club.

www.dropbox.com/sh/4d4uug0ksiszetz/AADPHyI_rljFIPX-MpnA-dZxa?dl=0


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Shawn the Drill of the Week Club is on again. I will put the new ones in my Dropbox.
Tom

By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, October 18 2015 @ 02:53 PM GMT  

I got a message from a coach who is having trouble accessing the pdf and videos in my dropbox. I hope these links work. All of the videos are also in the video section on this site. Since the site has been redone I sometimes have to right click and highlight View Video on my pc. The ipad plays everything.
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They should work but I will send a link to each folder.

PDF's www.dropbox.com/sh/5oqoxcnk6scos66/AADRDVD5q_TXKqPA85fmESdxa?dl=0

Videos www.dropbox.com/sh/opimgf66o9hxfra/AABZhBXrrgkv9FjD0074PAFsa?dl=0

My site has all of the pdf's in the Daily drill sections and all of the videos are in the video section. If this link doesn't work a 32 GB thumb drive with everything on it is available.


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, October 20 2015 @ 06:07 PM GMT  

C6 - Shot-Point Shot- 1-1 and With BC x 2 - U17

Key Points:

Shoot while skating, follow the shot then screen. D shoot low so the F in front can tip then play a tight gap in the 1-1. D Play more aggressive with a really tight gap when there is a back checker. Play out the rush until it is over.

Description:

Part One: Two shots and a 1-1.

1. Start with F1 at each end walking out from the corner and taking a shot, then screen.
2. F2 pass to D1 who skates along the blue line inside the dots and shoots.
3. F1 break up ice and get a pass from F2.
4. F1 attack 1-1 vs. D1.
5. Play the 1-1 until the whistle.

C6 - Shot-Point Shot- 1-1 x 2 - U17
youtu.be/37vD0MFce48

Part Two: Add a Backchecker.

6. D1 shoot, F1 screen and then F2 attack D1 and F1 backcheck and back pressure.

* D1 play a tight gap and stand up to stop F2 if he has a good angle. F2 pick up a loose puck or dump in.

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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, October 20 2015 @ 09:59 PM GMT  

Video of Practice Drills July-August-September

If you open the pdf. at the bottom there are links to all of these practice clips that are in the Video Section of this site. Many have been written up and posted in this Daily Drill Section and more will be added each week. I know a lot of coaches like to see the videos for practice ideas.

I have also attached the pdf. of the video clips I took of the various camps in the fall. Most of the material is pro's practicing.

Titles - when you open the attached pdf.s the titles are links that can be clicked on to play the videos.

Video of Practice Drills July-August-September

A - Individual Skills

A200 - Puck Handling - U17

A2 - Skating Balance and Agility - U17

A202 - 3-0 Chaos Overspeed x 2 - U17

A3 – Stretch-Edges Routine - Russian U20

B – Partner and Team Skills


B2-B6 - F1-D1-F2 - Point Shot – Pro

B2 - D to D Options x 4 - Point Shots - U17

B2 - D Walk Line-Switch D to D One Timer - Russian U20

B2 - D Walk Line-Switch D to D One Timer - Russian U20

B2 - Skate and Shoot vs Backchecker - Russian U20

B3 - Passing Skills Routine - U17

B3 - Passing Skills - U17

B3 - Partner Pass-Backhand-Fake First - U17

B300 - Passing 2-3 Players and Shot - Russian U20

B300 - Passing 2-3 Players - Russian U20

B4-B600 BO Routine x 3 x 2 U17

B4 - 4-0 BO - Attack-Cycle-Point Shot x 2 - Czech U20

B4-B6 - RG - 3-0 - 2F-1D - U17

B4-B600 BO x 2 x 2 - U17

B4-B6 - RG 3-0 With 2F-1D - U17

B4 - RG-D to W Shot-Point Shot - 2-0 - 3-0 - U17

B4 - Circle and Shoot 1-0 x 2 x 2 - Czech U20

B4-B600 BO Routine x 3 x 2 U17

B4 - 4-0 BO - 2-0 Attack x 2 - Czech U20

B4-B600 BO x 2 x 2 - U17

B4-B6 - RG 3-0 With 2F-1D - U17

B4-B600 BO x 2 x 2 - U17

B5 - D to D Hinges - U17

B5 - D Alternating Point Shots - Russian U20

B5 - Rim-Shoot - Point Shot - U17

B5 - D to D Options x 4 - Point Shots - U17

B5 - D to D Hinges - U17

B5 - Shot Block x 3 - U17

B5 - D Alternating Point Shots - Russian U20

B5 - D Alternating Point Shots - Russian U20

B5 - Breakout Reps - Czech U20

B6 3-0 Weave No Shot - U17

B6 - Fake-Get Puck-Tight Turn-Shoot - U17

B6 - 2-0 Walk-in - Pass to High Slot - U17

B6 - Point Shot-RG-Shot-PS - Pro

B6 - Pass and Shoot x 2 - Wrap Around - Pro

B6 - One Touch High Cycle 2-0 - Czech U20

B6 - 5-0 BO-Atttack-Cycle-Point Shot - Czech U20

B6 - 2-0 Wide and Middle Lane x 2 - Czech U20

B6 - 2-0 Chip Out-Chip In -Shoot - Czech U20

B6 - BO Options - F Shot-D Shot – Pro

B6 - 3 Lane Shots - Long Pass Back – Pro

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20 2

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20 2

B202 - Regroup x 2-Shot - U17

B202 - Regroup Progression 1-0 x 2 - U17

B202 - Pass Forward and Backward - U17

B202 - Luhowy Passing - U17

B202 - Jursi 2-0 Skate and Pass-No Shot - U17

B202 - Across and Middle x 2 - U17

B202 - Passing in 4 Groups - Czech U20

B202 - One Touch x 2 - Czech U20

B202 - One Touch Pass 4 Groups - Czech U20

B202 - Nzone Regroup 1-0 - Czech U20

B600 Give and Go x 2 Cross Pass Shoot - RB Pro

B600 Double Pass Regroup Pass and Shoot - RB Pro

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

B600 - Exchange Puck and Cross Pass – RB

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

B600 - Red-Blue-Red-Blue-Pass-Shoot - Czech U20

B600 - Pass-Xpass-Loop-Pass - Czech U20

B600 - One Touch x 2-Wide Pass-Shot - Russian U20

B600 - One Touch x 2 Circle-Pass-Shoot - Russian U20

B600 - Double RG-2-0-Chip In - Czech U20

B600 - Double RG - 1-0 - Czech U20

B600 - 5-0 RG - 1-0 x 3 - 5-0 Point Shots x 2 - Czech U20

B600 - 2-0 Exchange Puck-Shoot x 2 – RB

B600 Give and Go x 2 Cross Pass Shoot - RB Pro

B600 Double Pass Regroup Pass and Shoot - RB Pro

B600 - Exchange Puck and Cross Pass – RB

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

B600 - Red-Blue-Red-Blue-Pass-Shoot - Czech U20

B600 - Pass-Xpass-Loop-Pass - Czech U20

B600 - One Touch x 2-Wide Pass-Shot - Russian U20

B600 - One Touch x 2 Circle-Pass-Shoot - Russian U20

B600 - Double RG-2-0-Chip In - Czech U20

B600 - Double RG - 1-0 - Czech U20

B600 - 5-0 RG - 1-0 x 3 - 5-0 Point Shots x 2 - Czech U20


C - Game Situation Drills 1-1 to 6-5

C2-C6 - 2-1-Point Shot – Pro

C2-C6 - 2-1-Point Shot – Pro

C3 - 2-0 - 3-1 - U17

C3 - Double Regroup-One Touch- 1-1 - Russian U20

C3 - Double Regroup x 2 - Russian U20

C3 - RG x 2 - 2-2 - Czech U20

C3 - BO - RG - 2-1 - U20

C3 - 2-1 x 2 - Czech U20

C3 - Double Regroup-One Touch- 2-1 - Russian U20

C3 - Double RG - 2-1 - Pro

C3-C6 - BO - 2-1 – Pro

C6 - Shot-Point Shot- 1-1 and With BC x 2 - U17

C6 – D Agility Skate 1-1 - Pro

C6 - 2-1 With BC - Low 2-2 - U17

C6 - 2-1 With BC - U20

C3-C6 - BO - 2-1 – Pro


D – Full Ice and Small Area Games

D100 - 5-5 – Pro

D200 - 1-1 to 3-3 With Give and Go - U17

D200 - 3-3 - Czech U20

D400 - Keepaway 2-3 Pucks - U17

D400 - 2-2 x 2 - Joker at Point - U17

D400 - 2-2 Two Jokers - U17


DT – Transition Games – Game Situations Using One Puck


DT100 - Continuous 3-2-Passive Support - Czech U20

DT100 - Continuous 3-2-Passive Support - Czech U20

DT400 - 2-2 High and Low Jokers - U17

DT400 - 2-2 High and Low Jokers - U17

DT100 - Continuous 3-2-Passive Support - Czech U20

DT100 - Continuous 3-2-Passive Support - Czech U20

E – Shootouts and Contests

E1 - Shootout - Pro

E1 - Pass from Behind SO - U20

F – Fitness Skating

F - B202 - Quick Bursts x 4 - Russian U20

F - A2 Skate - Czech U20

T1 – Teaching Individual Offensive Skills

T1 - A500 - D Breakout Options – Pro

T1 - A500 - Puck Control and Protection Circuit - U17

T1- B5 - Rim-Tight Turn-Shoot - U20

T1 - B5 - F Take Rim-1-0, 2-0 Low BO - Fakes and Shot Pro

T1-3 - C1 Circle 1-1 - Czech U20

T1- B5 - Rim-Tight Turn-Shoot - U20

T1 - B2 - Get Shot by First Man x 3 - U20

T1 - Cycle-Pass-Shoot - U20

T1 - B5 - F Take Rim-1-0, 2-0 Low BO - Fakes and Shot Pro

T1 - B2 - Get Shot by First Man x 3 - U20

T1-3 Teaching Both Individual Offensive and Defensive Skills

T1-3 - C1 Circle 1-1 - Czech U20

T1-3 - High and Low Cutbacks 1-1 - Russian U20

T1-3 - High and Low Cutbacks 1-1 - Russian U20

T2 - Teaching Team Offensive Skills


T2 - B2 - D to D and Shot Routine - Russian U20

T2 - NZ RG-4-0 D Join-3-2 – Pro

T2 - Touch Back to C on Pinch 3-1 – Pro

T2 - NZ RG-5-0-High Cycle Options x 2 – Pro

T2 - 3 Shots - 4 Regroups – Pro

T2 - B5 - 5-5 BO -5-0 Shot-High Cycle F-D1-F-D2 Back Door – Pro

T2 - B5 - 5-5 BO -5-0 Shot-High Cycle F-D1-F-D2 Back Door – Pro

T2- 3-2 RG 5-2 Czech U20

T2- 3-0 Shot - RG - Quick-up and Chip-in - Czech U20

T2 - RG 5-2 x 2 - Russian U20

T2 - Regroup to Beat Trap - Czech U20

T2 - Walk-in - Shot Pass-High Cycle x 2 - Czech U20

T2 - Diamond and Spread PP Below Goal Line - Russian U20

T2 - Face-off Win 5-5 Options - Czech U20

T2 - Dump in-5-0 BO-RG-5-2 - Czech U20

T2 - D to D Breakout Options - U20

T2 - BO 5-2 - RG 5-3 - Czech U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Czech U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Cycle-Point Shot - Czech U20

T2 - B2 - D to D and Shot Routine - Russian U20

T2 - BO - D to D-Pass to Low C - Czech U20

T2 - 5-0 Breakout Options Routine - Russian U20

T2 - 5-0 Breakout Options Routine - Czech U20

T2 - 3-0 Shot - RG x 2 - Wide Pass - Czech U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Czech U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Cycle-Point Shot - Czech U20

T2 - RG 5-2 x 2 - Russian U20

T2-4 Teaching Both Team Offense and Team Defense

T2-4 Pre-game Walk Through FC-BO-Dzone - Czech U20

T2-4 D400 - BO - 5-4 PP-PK - Czech U20

T2-4 D400 - 5-5 to 5-0 - Czech U20

T2-4 D400 - 5-4 PP-PK - Czech U20

T2-4 D100 - Controlled Scrimmage - 5-5 - Czech U20

T2-4 - Low BO 5-0 Back 3-2 - Czech U20

T2-4 - D400 -Low 2-2 - Czech U20

T2-4 - D400 - Low 3-3 - Czech U20

T2-4 - D100 - BO-RG-Attack 5-5 - U20

T2-4 - D100 - 5-0 - Point Shots x 2 - Turnover in NZ - 5-5 - U20

T2-4 - D400 - 5-4 - Russian U20

T2-4 - D100 - 3-0 - 3-2 with BC - U20

T2-4 - 1-2-2 Forecheck Review and 5-0 Attack - Russian U20

T2-4 - D100 - BO-RG-Attack 5-5 - U20

T2-4 - D100 - 3-0 - 3-2 with BC - U20

T2-4 - D100 - 5-0 - Point Shots x 2 - Turnover in NZ - 5-5 - U20

T3 - Teaching Individual Defensive Skills

T3 - C3 - 2-2 RG - Close Gap - 2-2 - Czech U20

T3 - Pressure Point and Shot Block x 2 Circuit - U17

T3 - C3 - 2-2 RG - Close Gap - 2-2 - Czech U20

T3 - C3 - 2-2 RG - Close Gap - 2-2 - Czech U20

T4 - Teaching Team Defense

T4 - RG - 3-2 With BC - 5-3 - Czech U20


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, October 22 2015 @ 01:37 PM GMT  

B202 Luhowy Puckhandling and Passing Circuit – U18

Key Points:

Control the puck and “lock and load” or ‘triple threat position’ when you carry the puck; meaning move it from in front to your side. Keep a strong skating position with the knees bent and head up.

Description:

Line up behind the top of the circle with 2 or 3 players facing 2 or 3 players at the other end.
Have between 2 and 4 groups depending on the number of players. A group of 4 is the smallest.


1. First player in each line skate towards the other line and pass to the far line.
2. Exchange pucks and pass to opposite line.
3. Skate to red line tight left turn and pass to original line.
4. Repeat but make a tight right turn.
5. Carry toward other player and head and shoulder fakes with legs wide then pass.
6. Alternate knee touches and pass to far line.
7. Carry the puck and do a lateral push to face the other player and exchange pucks.
8. Exchange pucks twice then pass to the far end.

*Other passes like backhands, saucer or moves like in the feet, toe drag can be added.

Video Example with U18 Boy’s.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015102208283598

Video Example with College Women.


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, October 23 2015 @ 03:08 PM GMT  

T2-C600 Breakout x 2 - 3-2 - U18

Key Points:

Give a target, everyone move together, pass to the outside and skate with the puck between the dots, attack with speed on the 3-2 with a middle drive.

Description:

1. F1-F2-F3 and two sets of defense, D1-D2, D3-D4 start in the neutral zone.
2. One forward dump the puck in or shoot at the goalie.
3. F1-F2-F3-D1-D2 breakout and the coach call various breakout options.
4. Cross the red line and shoot the puck into the other end or on net.
5. F1-F2-F3-D3-D4 breakout from the opposite end.
6. F1-F2-F3 attack 3-2 vs. D1-D2 and play out the first rebound.
7. F4-F5-F6 repeat and breakout first with D3-D4 then with D5-D6.

*Option: add a regroup and second breakout alternating sides so both D make the first pass.

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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, October 24 2015 @ 03:36 PM GMT  

E1 - Shootout Race - U18

Key Points


Players must have one skate on the dot at the start. No hooking or tripping. Skate to get D side and get the puck.

*This is a great contest for quick starts, puck protection, battling, scoring and a good anaerobic conditioning exercise. Keep score with one colour vs. the other.

Description

1. Players are lined up behind the face of dots at each end.
2. A player from each team race for the puck which the coach puts on the middle dot.
3. Protect the puck and try to score vs. backchecking opponent.
4. Place another puck near the dot and repeat the other way.
5. Allow goals on rebounds that come straight out.

* Backchecker can’t hook or hold but must take the stick on a rebound.

* Keep score!!


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, October 28 2015 @ 03:36 AM GMT  

T2 B6 - 5-0 BO-Atttack-Cycle-Point Shot - Czech U20

Key Points:

Attack with a middle drive. At net screener, tipper, one timer. Cycle and then F skate around the top of the circle and through the middle. Next group leave right away.

Description:

1. Five player units wait in front of the net at one end.
2. First unit break out from behind the net and attack 5-0.
3. Take a shot, rebound and then F1 pick up a puck in the corner and pass back to F2.
4. F2 skate up the boards and pass to D1 at the point.
5. D1 pass to D2 while F2 skates to the top of the slot and down the middle.
6. D2 shoot while F3 screens and F1 is ready for a shot pass.
7. Next group leaves and first group returns down the sides.

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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, October 30 2015 @ 02:19 PM GMT  

T2 - NZ RG-4-0 D Join - 3-2 – Pro

Key Points:

Attack with the middle drive and one D join the attack. The D must quickly transition from offense to defense. A good idea is to give a time limit (i.e. 8”) to the 3-2 attack so the players pursue the rebound.

Description:

1. Players are lined up on both sides in the neutral zone.
2. F1-F2regroup with D1-D2 in the neutral zone.
3. Attack 4-0 with D1 joining the middle drive rush from the centre lane and D2 supporting at the point.
4. Pass to D1 who shoots.
5. F3 is in the corner with a new puck and wheels around the net.
6. F1-F2-F3 attack 3-2 vs. D1-D2.
7. D1 must quickly transition to playing defense.
8. Play out the 3-2 after the first rebound.
9. Hustle out on the whistle.
10. Repeat with the next 5 man unit.

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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, October 31 2015 @ 03:42 PM GMT  

B6 - Fake-Get Puck-Tight Turn-Shoot - U17

Key Points:

Sit low in the tight turn and accelerate with the puck. Come out of the tight turn in the triple threat position. Learn to do the forehand turn without crossing the hands.

Description:

1. Defensemen are lined up at the low face-off dots.
2. Coach spots a puck just inside the blue line.
3. D1 skate out and make a hard outside fake.
4. D1 pick up the puck tight turn and skate down the middle and shoot.
5. D2 leave and repeat from the other side.
6. D1 switch lines so he practices the fake and tight turn from both directions.

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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, November 01 2015 @ 04:13 PM GMT  

B6 - 2-0 Wide and Middle Lane x 2 - Czech U20

Key Points:

Pass while skating without coasting first. Make firm passes and keep the stick blade square to the puck.

Description:

1 – Players in all 4 corners with the pucks on one side.
2 – On the whistle one end leave and pass outside of the dots and the other end pass inside the dots.
3 – Shoot at each end and follow the shot for a rebound.

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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, November 02 2015 @ 03:59 PM GMT  

B202 - Across and Middle x 2 - U17

Key Points:

Give a target and face the puck. Pass hard and lead the player so he doesn’t have to slow down. Shoot and rebound and either screen or rebound for the next shooter. Stay onside on the 2-0.

Description:

A. Players face each other across the neutral zone lined up with the dots.
B. 1 and 3 pass up to 2 and 4.
C. 1 and 3 skate for an outlet on the boards then across the middle.
D. 2 and 4 pass across to 5 and 7.
E. 1-3 cut across and get passes from 5-7.
F. 1-3 skate in, shoot, rebound, circle back and rebound, screen or defend vs. the next player.
G. 2 and 4 repeat passing to 5-7.

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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, November 03 2015 @ 03:34 PM GMT  

To the Coaches who come to this site.

Yesterday I plugged the 32 GB with the thumb drive into my smart TV USB port and played the C - game situation drills. There are 225 of them and each lasts about 1.5 minutes, which is over 5.6 hours of drills. It was a good review for me to see a lot of things that I forgot about. I watched about 2 hours.

Hockey is the same all over the world but each country has a different way of practicing and coaching. It is interesting to watch how the Czech, Russian, Slovakian, Austrian, American, Canadian, Swiss, Swedes and Women coach. A lot of the videos are from these practices.

Coaching styles are very different. American coaches are very vocal and give lots of input during the drills, Canadians a little less. European coaches usually don't say much and may start each part of a drill with the whistle but many let the players recognize when it is time to start the next rep and don't use the whistle much.

Russians, Czechs, Finns use a lot of one touch exercises. Swedes do a lot of deliberate practice. North Americans tend to practice defense first and you learn offense playing against the defense and the Europeans are opposite and work on offense a lot more and practice defense playing against the offense.

This is a consistent theme from my 20 plus hockey trips to Europe and travel around Canada and USA. My first coaching trip to Europe was in 1985-86 season when we took a college team to play vs. pro's in Germany and Switzerland (3 ties and one loss). I started going as a guest coach in 1993 to Finland first for seminars with Juhani and Jursinov and a hockey school in Hamar, Norway and I also arranged a 3 week tour of Norway, Sweden, Finland that summer as a recruiting trip for the U of Calgary team where I was an assistant coach for Willy Desjardins. Since then there have been hockey camps in Finland, Czech Republic (2010) and Austria (coached there the 08-09 season), Korea, around the USA, Mexico and mentored the Turkish national team coach when he cam here a few years ago. So all in all lots of international experiences that gave me a chance to work with coaches from all over the hockey world and also attended 5 IIHF symposiums in Europe, the last one this summer in Prague.

I have done camps in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Wisconsin, New York, California, Boston, Michigan and got to work with many great coaches. The last one was near Boston with former NHL player/coach, Curtis Brackenbury who does a camp for college players (2013). Of course Gaston and I always do our summer camp in Jasper.

I know a lot of the European coaches who were running practices that videos are from. The Finnish U20 coach was my assistant when I was the Head Instructor for 3 summers in Vierumaki, Finland. The U17 coach works with me and Juhani on development of the ABC's. I mentored U17-U20 Czech coach in Jihlava, Czech Republic (2010). I coached with and against, Mike Johnston, with Willy Desjardins, against Mike Babcock. In Austria I coached with Pierre Page (Canadian), Reijo Routsalainen (Finland), Gene Reilly (American), Vladimir Jursinov (Russia - before Austria, I had done 3 seminars with him and Juhani Wahlsten in Finland and we presented at the Helsinki IIIHF coaching symposium together.) and against Danielle Goyette (Women's hockey). So can see there is a lot of different nationalities represented in the material on the site.

Because Hockey Canada is based in Calgary a lot of international teams come here to train at their 4 rink Winsport complex and it is a great place to get practice ideas.

There are 365 B videos with skill drills vs. no opponents, 214 A-individual skill, 200 D games, 100 DT transition games, 40 E Shootouts, 40 Fitness Skating, 25 Goaltending, 30 Off-ice, 85 T1 Teaching offensive skills, 210 T2-4 Teaching Offensive and Defensive Team Play, 25 T3 Teaching Individual Defensive Skills. (T drills are usually with pro and National teams).

Thousands or hours gathering and processing this material from around the hockey world and there are over 1600 video clips from practices that are posted in the video sections. About 1050 are in the 14 Daily Drill Forums with diagrams, descriptions and edited video.

Dwight developed this site for me to share the the ideas with other coaches, otherwise it would just be my data base. Another reason for the site is to constantly update the coaching program that Juhani Wahlsten and I prepared for the Austrian association. Everything is coded the same way.

Sorry if I am just babbling here, but the reason is to give coaches who frequent this site an idea of where the ideas come from.

The purpose is to help coaches who haven't had the same opportunities.



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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, November 05 2015 @ 04:11 PM GMT  

C3 - 2-2-Point Shot-2-2 – Pro

Key Points:

Forwards isolate a wide D and attack him 2-1. Defense switch if Forwards cross near the blue line and stay with their man if they cross inside the zone. Forwards fight to keep their sticks free and defense tie up sticks so they can’t tip shots.

Description:

1. Players line up on each side along the boards in the neutral zone.
2. Coach pass to D1 to D2 who takes a shot from the point.
3. F1-F2 circle in from the neutral zone and attack 2-2 vs. D1-D1.
4. D3-D4 follow the play.
5. On the whistle F1-F2 screen and D1-D2 battle to box out and seal their sticks to the outside.
6. Coach pass to D3 to D4 who shoots.
7. F3-F4 now circle in and attack D3-D4 in the other direction.
8. Continue this sequence.

*This drill can be done from 1 to 3 forwards an one or two defensemen.


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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, November 09 2015 @ 04:47 PM GMT  

B4 - RG-D to W Shot-Point Shot - 2-0 - 3-0 - U17

Key Points:

Attackers read to either gain the blue line if the D gives a big gap or do a wide entry if the D is tight. Create two layers when screening.

Description:


1. Players line up in the middle circle and one D and two F leave from each end.
2. Coach pass to D1 who passes up to F1 or F2.
3. Attack 3-0 at each end.
4. Coach cover one attacker at the blue line to force the attackers to make a decision.
5. Coach pass to the D1 at the point who shoots while F1-F2 screen.

* The attacker with the puck creates space by skating between the dots.

* If the D leaves a big gap then gain the blue line in the middle lane.

* If the D plays a tight gap and protects the middle then the other attacker cross and take the ice behind and get a pass in the wide lane.


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, November 10 2015 @ 02:32 PM GMT  

B202 - Circle and Shoot 1-0 x 2 x 2 - Czech U20

Key Points:

Make lots of moves and shoot while skating then follow the shot. Shoot to score. Rebound for the next shooter.

Description:

1. Players line up in four groups behind the blue line.
2. The first player from one side leaves with a puck and circle the other players.
3. Skate to the net and shoot to score.
4. Follow the shot for a rebound.
5. Circle back and rebound for the next player.
6. Skate outside first to shoot from the middle and inside to shoot from the wing.

* With large groups two nets at each end can be used.

* This formation can be used for 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2 drills or a quick transition game.


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, November 11 2015 @ 03:01 PM GMT  

B6 - Jursi 2-0 Skate and Pass x 2 - No Shot - U17

Key Points:

Give a target and keep skating while you pass and receive. Face the puck on the turn.

Description:

1. Two groups of players line up at far dots and the top of the circle.
2. Two players start down the wing passing.
3. The skill is to pass and receive while skating and not having to coast before making a pass.
4. Use wrist and not slap passes.
5. Give a target and absorb the pass then conceal the next pass within the stickhandling motion.
6. Pass to the first player in line at each end and the middle player swing to the wide lane.
7. Repeat up and down the ice.
8. Coaches work with the goalie at one end.

* With goalies a shot can be added with the middle player shooting and the inside player swing into the middle lane.

* Various passes like one touch, cross and drop, one player skate backwards can also be done from this formation.


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 05:47 PM GMT  

B6 3-0 Weave-Regroup at Far End – U17

Key Points:

Principles: Pass while skating and then follow the pass and take the ice behind the puck carrier.. Fill the 3 lanes. Skate to the “big ice” between the dots when you get the puck. Pass to the outside lane, skate to the inside lane.

Description:

A. 1 pass to 2 and follow the pass.
B. 2 skate to the big ice, pass to 3, follow the pass taking the ice behind.
C. 3 pass back to one, follow the pass.
D. 1 regroup with 4 and 1-2-3 fill each lane.
E. 4 pass to 1 or 3 on the strong side.
F. 1-2-3 weave the same way and attack with a triangle and stop at the original end.
G. 4-5-6 follow and repeat the other way.

U17 Weave No Shot
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NHL Players - Weave With a Shot
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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 06:39 PM GMT  

Datsyuk Puck Handling and Scoring

How to score and puck handle.[/b]

Datsyuk Dangles.

www.prodigy-hockey.com/highlight-videos/pavel-dangles-datsyuk-hockey-highlight-video-playlist/

Lots of thoughts about how to score in a shootout. Some conventional wisdom.

- Shoot where the goalie ain't.
- Shoot where the goalie came from and not where he is going.
- If the goalie is in deep then shoot, if he comes out then deke.

Some players like to make the goalie cover all 6 feet of the net by coming in from the side and getting him to move across the crease then find a hole.

I think the key is take what the goalie gives you. If he has a bad angle, down early, then beat him to the opening or if he/she is square then you have to make her move.

Last night Crosby went in and made a fake left, then right, then back left to get the goalie moving to his right and then shot a backhand where the goalie came from.

One of the best videos I have seen is of Datsyuk on penalty shots and breakaways. He sells a fake and then moves the puck quickly across and shoots, or he sells that he is going from backhand to forehand, slides left and then puts a backhand where the goalie came from. The most common Russian move (I have watched them practice it.) is to fake backhand to freeze the goalie and then quick to the forehand and over the stick side pad. Datsyuk does many of these in the video.

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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, November 13 2015 @ 04:10 PM GMT  

B202 - Nzone Regroup 1-0 - Czech U20

Key Points:

Face the puck and give a target, shoot while skating, make a feint before shooting.

Description:

1. Players are in two lines at opposite blue lines facing each other.
2. Player one leave and get a pass from two and one touch pass back.
3. Player one swing to the wide lane and get a second pass from player two.
4. Player three repeats with player four in the opposite direction.
5. Player one shoot, follow the shot for a rebound.
6. After the shot circle back and rebound for the next shooter.

* The original shooter could also screen one touch pass or play a 1-1 vs. the next shooter.

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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, November 14 2015 @ 03:13 PM GMT  

C600 BO RG 2-1 – Pro W

Key Points:

Give a target, defense skate up ice before passing and then follow the play, on the regroup face the puck. Play out the 2-1 and an option is the D pass to a F waiting at the blue line if they get the puck.

Description:

1. Forwards at the 4 blue lines and D in the middle.
2. Start with one D at each blueline and two F's in the neutral zone.
3. Coach dump the puck into one end and D1-F1-F2 breakout.
4. F1-F2-D1 skate into the neutral zone.
5. F1-F2 regroup with D2.
6. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
7. Coach dump a new puck into the opposite end and D2-F3-F4 breakout-regroup-attack 2-1 vs. D3.

* This sequence can be used from 1-1 to 3-2 situations.


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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, November 14 2015 @ 05:10 PM GMT  

Tournaments during practice give the players a chance to practice skills while they compete. Create games with rule modifications that work on skills you want your team to focus on.This was a 90' practice. First 40' skill and team play drills and the last 50' a tournament. With a shorter practice simply do fewer drills or even limit it to a short goalie warm-up.

Practice Tournament

Notes:
Pass, receive, get open, skate inside pass Outside, screen, one timers, point shots, Plays behind the net. Puck support Scoring compete, Tournament

10’
B Warm-up Circuit F Pass D Shoot Goalie Technique - Czech U20


Key Points:

Face the puck, hands away from the body, stick blade square to the puck, wind-up early for the one timer, give a target, learn to shoot pucks that are not in the wheel house and hit the net.

Description:

1. Forwards one touch pass in the neutral zone.
2. Each 3 man line take 10” skating in the middle and the other lines pass from the blue lines.
3. One touch pass to any of the players and always face the puck.
4. Goalies work on technique with the goalie coach at one end.
5. Defensemen work on one timer and quick shots at the other end.
6. Defensemen take 4 one timer or quick shots at a time.
7. D1 skate toward D2, exchange passes and shoot while skating backward.
8. Alternate sides after 4 shots with D3 shooting and D4 passing.

*Take quick snap shots when on the wrong side for a one timer.

*Alternate sides on point shots if there is a goalie and shoot from both sides if there isn't a goalie.


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10’
B6 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 Small Horseshoe


Key Points:

This is a great timing drill with good flow for early in the practice. Pass hard and get your top hand away from your body. Call for the pass. Give your stick and skates as a target.

Description:

1. Skate to the top of the circle and pass.
2. Continue and get a pass from the other end.
3. 2-0 first player passes and swings wide and second player skates into the middle lane. Pass to the player in the middle.
4. Player in the middle one touch the puck up to the wide man. Stay onside.
5. Shoot and go for the rebound.
6. On the 3-0 the third player goes up the boards and enters as the high man. Add a trailer pass to the high man as the first shot.

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10’
C3 - Double Regroup-One Touch- 2-1 - Russian U20


Key Points:

Stick square to the puck, hands away from the body and head up. Face the puck and keep the feet moving. Make the first play early on the 2-1. D keep the play to one side so it is a 2-2 with the goalie.

Description:

1. F1-F2 leave and regroup with D1.
2. F1-F2 make a second regroup with D2.
3. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
4. F3-F4 leave and regroup with D2.
5. F3-F4 make a second regroup with D3.
6. F3-F4 attack 2-1 vs. D2.
7. Continue this flow.

*This double regroup organization can be used 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 2-2, 3-2 or instead of a second regroup dump the puck in and breakout then attack.

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10’
C2 5-0 BO, RG x 2, 5-2 - U15 Boy's


Key Points:

Defense hinge and forwards support from each lane and give a target. One D join the attack. Play 5-2 until the play has ended. Make it a contest and keep score.

Description:

1. Start with the forwards dumping the puck deep in the zone.
2. Breakout 5-0.
3. Two opposition D follow the play and skate backward in the neutral zone.
4. Regroup with the opposition D.
5. D hinge and either pass to the forwards or feign a turn-over by passing to the attacking D.
6. Original D hinge and regroup with their forwards.
7. Attack 5 on 2 until a goal, frozen puck or breakout.
8. Original attacking D defend the next rush.

• Option is to add a second breakout instead of the regroup.

• Lloyd Percival called 5 on 2 the ‘Magic Drill.’

• Option two: add a time limit, i.e. 10 seconds to score to create offensive urgency.


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60’ Tournament
4 teams of 4, 2 blue 2 white Game One: Record winner after each game.

10'
D4 Two Pass
Goals must come from one touch or one timers.

Key Points:

My favorite game to warm up the players at the start of practice. The quicker they make the passes after regaining the puck the more scoring chances they produce.. The game is the template and then you can add skill or good habit rules to practice 'How to Play the Game.'

Description:

1. Players must stay inside the blueline and if they puck goes out the other team gets it.
2. Before scoring the offensive team must make at least two passes.
3. When the defenders regain the puck they must make at least two passes before a shot.
4. Make rules with skills for skating, shooting, passing or good habits.

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10’
D4 Two Active Jokers Behind the Net


Key Points:

Jokers must learn to protect the puck and make plays on their own or passes. Everyone learns to play low in the zone on offense and defense.

Description:

1. Each team has two low jokers.
2. Jokers can check Jokers.
3. Jokers can score.
4. Jokers can skate out to the face-off lines.
5. Jokers must touch the puck to score.
6. Jokers rotate on their own.
7. Vary between 1 or 2 Jokers and 1 to 4 out players.

10’
D1 One Pass in Each Zone


Key Points:

Close support, skate to open ice with the puck, give a target.

Description:

1. Play full ice either in shifts or all on the ice at once.
2. There must be at least one pass made in each zone. If not the other team gets the puck.
3. Controlled scrimmage so everyone stop on the whistle for coach input.
4. With shifts in a D100 game pass back to the goalie on the whistle.

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10’
D100 Two Second Game


Key Points:

Players must switch right away from offense to defense to loose puck and constantly change roles from, 1-puck carrier, 2-puck support, 3-check puck carrier, 4-cover away from the puck.

Description:

1. Play a full ice game of 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5 with the extra players on the bench.
2. Play 45" shifts and pass back to your goalie when the coach whistles for a change.
3. Players can only have the puck for 2" and must make a play, gain a zone or shoot.
4. Possession from first touching the puck for over 2" leave the puck for the other team.
5. Encourage talking, facing the puck, always give a target.

*Don't blow the whistle if they have started shooting. Start time when the goalie gets puck. Keep score and losing or winning have a consequence.

10’
E1 2-0 Change on Go Shootout


Key Points:

The main goal of this shootout is for the goalies to battle and never give up on shots. It is more realistic if only one pass per shot is allowed but if the goal is for the goalie to battle put no restrictions on the shooters.

Description:

1. Half the team in each box and as many pucks on the blue line as the number of the largest team.
2. Two players leave from the box, get a puck from the blue line and shoot until they score.
3. After scoring race back and touch the player box gate so the next two can leave.
4. First team to score all the pucks wins.
5. Losers do a chore or exercise.

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Record winner after each game. Win 2 pts. Tie 1 pt. Loss 0 pts.
Total the score at the end of practice and the Winning team gets a bag of Halloween candy.




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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, November 15 2015 @ 02:08 AM GMT  

I am watching the Leafs/Canucks game as I prepare this posting. It makes me think back to my last game coaching with Willy Desjardins at the U of Calgary. It was the 93-94 Canada West final versus the U of Lethbridge coached by Mike Babcock. The game went into double overtime and we lost. I was so frustrated that I threw my silver medal into the garbage can. (I wish I had it now.) U of Lethbridge won the CIS Nationals and it recharged Babcocks coaching career as he moved to Spokane in the WHL and on from there. Willy took a two year leave to coach in Japan. He requested Terry Johnson and I stay as assistant coaches until he returned. He never came back as he won the Japanese title his second season there and they gave him such a big contract he couldn't leave and spent about 6 years there. I organized a tour to Scandanavia the summer of 93 and it resulted in us having a great recruiting year and that is how we got to the finals. Tim Bothwell came as interim coach and inherited this talented group and we won Canada West the next two years but didn't win at the Nationals in Toronto. (96 is the last year U of Calgary won Canada West. I was an asstistant with the 90-95-96 Canada West Champs.)
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Video of Practice Drills July-August-September

This is the list of videos. Open the PDF at the bottom and the click on the drill title to play the video clip.

A – Skating and Individual Skills

A2 - Start at the Goal line and Down the Ice

A2 - Skating Balance and Agility - U17

A200 - From Goal Line with a Puck

A200 - Puck Handling - U17

A3 - Around the Ice

A3 – Stretch-Edges Routine - Russian U20

A202 - 3-0 Chaos Overspeed x 2 - U17

B – Partner and Team Skill vs. Zero Opposition


B2 – From the Blue Line

B2 - D to D Options x 4 - Point Shots - U17

B2 - D Walk Line-Switch D to D One Timer - Russian U20

B2 - D Walk Line-Switch D to D One Timer - Russian U20

B2 - Skate and Shoot vs Backchecker - Russian U20

B2-B6 - F1-D1-F2 - Point Shot – Pro

B3 – Partners Across from Each Other

B3 - Passing Skills Routine - U17

B3 - Passing Skills - U17

B3 - Partner Pass-Backhand-Fake First - U17

B4 – From Circle in the Middle


B4 - Circle and Shoot 1-0 x 2 x 2 - Czech U20

B4 - 4-0 BO - 2-0 Attack x 2 - Czech U20

B4 - 4-0 BO - Attack-Cycle-Point Shot x 2 - Czech U20

B4 - RG-D to W Shot-Point Shot - 2-0 - 3-0 - U17

B4-B6 – From Middle Circle and Corners

B4-B6 - RG 3-0 With 2F-1D - U17

B4-B6 - RG - 3-0 - 2F-1D - U17

B4-B6 - RG 3-0 With 2F-1D - U17

B4-B600 – From Middle Circle and Four Blue Lines


B4-B600 BO Routine x 3 x 2 U17

B4-B600 BO x 2 x 2 - U17

B4-B600 BO x 2 x 2 - U17

B4-B600 BO Routine x 3 x 2 U17

B4-B600 BO x 2 x 2 - U17

B5 – From Near the Blue Line

B5 - D to D Hinges - U17

B5 - D Alternating Point Shots - Russian U20 B5 - Rim-Shoot - Point Shot - U17

B5 - D to D Options x 4 - Point Shots - U17

B5 - D to D Hinges - U17

B5 - Shot Block x 3 - U17

B5 - D Alternating Point Shots - Russian U20

B5 - D Alternating Point Shots - Russian U20

B5 - Breakout Reps - Czech U20

B6 – From the Corners


B6 3-0 Weave No Shot - U17

B6 - Fake-Get Puck-Tight Turn-Shoot - U17

B6 - 2-0 Walk-in - Pass to High Slot - U17

B6 - Point Shot-RG-Shot-PS - Pro

B6 - Pass and Shoot x 2 - Wrap Around - Pro

B6 - One Touch High Cycle 2-0 - Czech U20

B6 - 5-0 BO-Atttack-Cycle-Point Shot - Czech U20

B6 - 2-0 Wide and Middle Lane x 2 - Czech U20

B6 - 2-0 Chip Out-Chip In -Shoot - Czech U20

B6 - BO Options - F Shot-D Shot – Pro

B6 - 3 Lane Shots - Long Pass Back – Pro

B6-B600 From the Corners and Four Blue Lines


B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20 2

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20 2

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B6-B600 - One Touch 2-0 and Shot Routine - Czech U20

B202 – Between the Blue Lines in Neutral Zone

B202 - Regroup x 2-Shot - U17

B202 - Regroup Progression 1-0 x 2 - U17

B202 - Pass Forward and Backward - U17

B202 - Luhowy Passing - U17

B202 - Jursi 2-0 Skate and Pass-No Shot - U17

B202 - Across and Middle x 2 - U17

B202 - Passing in 4 Groups - Czech U20

B202 - One Touch x 2 - Czech U20

B202 - One Touch Pass 4 Groups - Czech U20

B202 - Nzone Regroup 1-0 - Czech U20

B300 – Group Work in Various Areas

B300 - Passing 2-3 Players and Shot - Russian U20

B300 - Passing 2-3 Players - Russian U20

B600 – From the Four Blue Lines

B600 Give and Go x 2 Cross Pass Shoot - RB Pro

B600 Double Pass Regroup Pass and Shoot - RB Pro

B600 - Exchange Puck and Cross Pass – RB

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

B600 - Red-Blue-Red-Blue-Pass-Shoot - Czech U20

B600 - Pass-Xpass-Loop-Pass - Czech U20

B600 - One Touch x 2-Wide Pass-Shot - Russian U20

B600 - One Touch x 2 Circle-Pass-Shoot - Russian U20

B600 - Double RG-2-0-Chip In - Czech U20

B600 - Double RG - 1-0 - Czech U20

B600 - 5-0 RG - 1-0 x 3 - 5-0 Point Shots x 2 - Czech U20

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

B600 - Red-Blue-Red-Blue-Pass-Shoot - Czech U20

B600 - Pass-Xpass-Loop-Pass - Czech U20

B600 - One Touch x 2-Wide Pass-Shot - Russian U20

B600 - One Touch x 2 Circle-Pass-Shoot - Russian U20

B600 - Double RG-2-0-Chip In - Czech U20

B600 - Double RG - 1-0 - Czech U20

B600 - 5-0 RG - 1-0 x 3 - 5-0 Point Shots x 2 - Czech U20

B600 - 2-0 Exchange Puck-Shoot x 2 – RB

B600 Give and Go x 2 Cross Pass Shoot - RB Pro

B600 Double Pass Regroup Pass and Shoot - RB Pro

B600 - Exchange Puck and Cross Pass – RB

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

B600 - Shot x 2-One Touch x 2 - Stretch Pass x 2 - U20

C – Situation Drills from 1-1 to 5-5

C2-C6 From Blue Line and Corners

C2-C6 - 2-1-Point Shot – Pro

C2-C6 - 2-1-Point Shot – Pro

C3 - From Each Side of the Neutral Zone


C3 - 2-0 - 3-1 - U17

C3 - Double Regroup-One Touch- 1-1 - Russian U20

C3 - Double Regroup x 2 - Russian U20

C3 - RG x 2 - 2-2 - Czech U20

C3 - BO - RG - 2-1 - U20

C3 - 2-1 x 2 - Czech U20

C3 - Double Regroup-One Touch- 2-1 - Russian U20

C3 - Double RG - 2-1 - Pro

C3-6 - Each Side and the Corners

C3-C6 - BO - 2-1 – Pro

C3-C6 - BO - 2-1 – Pro

C6 – From the Corners

C6 - Shot-Point Shot- 1-1 and With BC x 2 - U17

C6 – D Agility Skate 1-1 - Pro

C6 - 2-1 With BC - Low 2-2 - U17

C6 - 2-1 With BC - U20

D – Games Both Full ice and Small Area Games

D100 – Full Ice Game with Players on the Bench

D100 - 5-5 – Pro

D200 – Cross Ice Game with Extra Players


D200 - 1-1 to 3-3 With Give and Go - U17

D200 - 3-3 - Czech U20

D400 – Game in One Zone with Extra Players

D400 - Keepaway 2-3 Pucks - U17

D400 - 2-2 x 2 - Joker at Point - U17

D400 - 2-2 Two Jokers - U17

DT – Transition Games Full Ice and Small Area

DT100 – Transition Game with Extra Players

DT100 - Continuous 3-2-Passive Support - Czech U20

DT100 - Continuous 3-2-Passive Support - Czech U20

DT400 – Transition Game at One End with Extra Players

DT400 - 2-2 High and Low Jokers - U17

DT400 - 2-2 High and Low Jokers - U17

E1 – Shootouts and Contests

E1 - Pass from Behind SO - U20

E1 - Shootout - Pro

F – Fitness Skating

F - A2 Skate - Czech U20

F - B202 - Quick Bursts x 4 - Russian U20

T – Coach Run Drills and Games with Instruction

T1 – Direct Coaching of Individual Offensive Skills

T1- B5 - Rim-Tight Turn-Shoot - U20

T1 - A500 - D Breakout Options – Pro

T1 - A500 - Puck Control and Protection Circuit - U17

T1 - B2 - Get Shot by First Man x 3 - U20

T1 - B5 - F Take Rim-1-0, 2-0 Low BO - Fakes and Shot Pro

T1- B5 - Rim-Tight Turn-Shoot - U20

T1 - B2 - Get Shot by First Man x 3 - U20

T1 - Cycle-Pass-Shoot - U20

T1 - B5 - F Take Rim-1-0, 2-0 Low BO - Fakes and Shot Pro

T1-3 – Direct Coaching of Individual Offensive and Defensive Skills

T1-3 - C1 Circle 1-1 - Czech U20

T1-3 - High and Low Cutbacks 1-1 - Russian U20

T1-3 - C1 Circle 1-1 - Czech U20

T1-3 - High and Low Cutbacks 1-1 - Russian U20

T2 – Direct Coaching of Team Offense

T2 - B2 - D to D and Shot Routine - Russian U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Czech U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Cycle-Point Shot - Czech U20

T2 - B5 - 5-5 BO -5-0 Shot-High Cycle F-D1-F-D2 Back Door – Pro

T2 - NZ RG-4-0 D Join-3-2 – Pro

T2 - Touch Back to C on Pinch 3-1 – Pro

T2 - NZ RG-5-0-High Cycle Options x 2 – Pro

T2 - 3 Shots - 4 Regroups – Pro

T2 - B5 - 5-5 BO -5-0 Shot-High Cycle F-D1-F-D2 Back Door – Pro

T2- 3-2 RG 5-2 Czech U20

T2- 3-0 Shot - RG - Quick-up and Chip-in - Czech U20

T2 - RG 5-2 x 2 - Russian U20

T2 - Regroup to Beat Trap - Czech U20

T2 - Walk-in - Shot Pass-High Cycle x 2 - Czech U20

T2 - Diamond and Spread PP Below Goal Line - Russian U20

T2 - Face-off Win 5-5 Options - Czech U20

T2 - Dump in-5-0 BO-RG-5-2 - Czech U20

T2 - D to D Breakout Options - U20

T2 - BO 5-2 - RG 5-3 - Czech U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Czech U20

T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO x 2 - Cycle-Point Shot - Czech U20

T2 - B2 - D to D and Shot Routine - Russian U20

T2 - BO - D to D-Pass to Low C - Czech U20

T2 - RG 5-2 x 2 - Russian U20

T2 - 5-0 Breakout Options Routine - Russian U20

T2 - 5-0 Breakout Options Routine - Czech U20

T2 - 3-0 Shot - RG x 2 - Wide Pass - Czech U20

T2-4 – Coaching Both Team Offense and Team Defense


T2-4 Pre-game Walk Through FC-BO-Dzone - Czech U20

T2-4 D400 - BO - 5-4 PP-PK - Czech U20

T2-4 D400 - 5-5 to 5-0 - Czech U20

T2-4 D400 - 5-4 PP-PK - Czech U20

T2-4 D100 - Controlled Scrimmage - 5-5 - Czech U20

T2-4 - Low BO 5-0 Back 3-2 - Czech U20

T2-4 - D400 -Low 2-2 - Czech U20

T2-4 - D400 - Low 3-3 - Czech U20

T2-4 - D100 - BO-RG-Attack 5-5 - U20

T2-4 - D100 - 5-0 - Point Shots x 2 - Turnover in NZ - 5-5 - U20

T2-4 - D400 - 5-4 - Russian U20

T2-4 - D100 - 3-0 - 3-2 with BC - U20

T2-4 - 1-2-2 Forecheck Review and 5-0 Attack - Russian U20

T2-4 - D100 - BO-RG-Attack 5-5 - U20

T2-4 - D100 - 3-0 - 3-2 with BC - U20

T2-4 - D100 - 5-0 - Point Shots x 2 - Turnover in NZ - 5-5 - U20

T3 – Direct Coaching of Individual Defensive Skills


T3 - C3 - 2-2 RG - Close Gap - 2-2 - Czech U20

T3 - C3 - 2-2 RG - Close Gap - 2-2 - Czech U20

T3 - C3 - 2-2 RG - Close Gap - 2-2 - Czech U20

T3 - Pressure Point and Shot Block x 2 Circuit - U17

T3 - C3 - 2-2 RG - Close Gap - 2-2 - Czech U20

T4 – Coaching Team Defense

T4 - RG - 3-2 With BC - 5-3 - Czech U20

Open the PDF below and click on the title to play the video clip.

I have also attached the practice videos from the spring pro camp.


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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, November 15 2015 @ 02:47 PM GMT  

A500 - Two Puckhandle vs Coach x 4 – Pro

Key Points:

This is an Overspeed puck protection drill. Use tight turns, hard fakes and always protect the puck.

Description:

1. Group of 4 players and one coach at each circle.
2. Two players go at a time and handle the puck for 10” inside the circle.
3. This is an overspeed drill and the players skate hard with tight turns and always protect the puck.
4. Next two players start right away on the whistle.

* This same organization could be used to practice passing while always facing the puck.

* The players could rotate in and be the passive checker if there aren't enough coaches.


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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, November 16 2015 @ 03:31 PM GMT  

Vladimir Jursinov, 'Jursi' coached the Soviets with Tikonov when they dominated the Olympics. In the first Olympics with pro's the Russian players demanded he and not Tikonov be the coach or they wouldn't play. He lives in Switzerland and the Red Bulls brought him one week per month to do skills and work with Pierre Page. I have known Jursi since 93 when Juhani brought me to Turku, Finland and Jursi was coaching TPS (Koivu brothers, Kiprusoff and many more.) I did a checking session at a seminar that he also presented at and he asked me to do the same session with the TPS pro team.
It was great coaching for the Red Bulls as they brought in top level coaches from Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia. We shared a common coaching room and everyone had a laptop with the Steva program to break down game video.
In the last part of the video Otso Rantakari is way ahead of everyone. He is 93 born and was a very late maturer and didn't grow until about 19. He is 6' 180 lbs. now and just won the 'Rookie of the Year' award in the Finnish elite league. He attended the Islanders camp and will be a really good NHL defenseman in the future. He was on my team and now I have been luck enough to coach NHL and Finnish Rookies of the year and a Hobey Baker winner. It is good to be at the right place at the right time. I will attach a pdf.with the coaching staff.

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A3 Russian Skating Warm up - RB U17-20

Key Points:

Skate the circuit with speed bursts of 10". Do all the exercises from both sides.

Description:

1. Two groups skate in opposite directions and goalies warm-up in the creases.
2. Forward with speed bursts.
3. Backwards.
4. Crosby's with a push in each direction.

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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, November 17 2015 @ 05:35 PM GMT  

B6 - Shot 1-0, 2-0 to 3-0 – Pro

Key Points:

Skate at top speed, always follow the shot for a rebound, fill the lanes on the 3-0 and make firm flat passes.

Description:

1. Players line up with pucks along the boards in the neutral zone and in diagonal corners.
2. Player one leave from the neutral zone and take a shot on net.
3. Player two skate out from the corner with a puck and attack the other net 2-0.
4. Player three skate out with a new puck and attack 3-0 with players one and two.
5. When 1-2-3 cross the blue line player four start a new rep and skate from the neutral zone and take a shot.

* Middle drive when 3-0.

* One or two defenders could follow the attacks and create situations like 2-1, 3-2.

* This could be a contest between attackers and goalies. i.e. Count how many goals are scored in 8-10’ and see if you can do better next time you do it. Another option is the Red versus the Blue and keep score. Option 3 is go 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 (Red D follow Blue F and defend the next rush) Red vs. Blue with the same contest options.


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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, November 18 2015 @ 02:58 PM GMT  

B6 - F and D Agility-BO-Point Shot x 2 – Pro

Key Points:

Forward time his skating so the D can make the stretch pass when his toes are up the ice. Shoot and stop in front and look for a rebound. Do from both sides.

Description:

1. Forwards start in diagonal corners and Defense at diagonal blue lines.
2. On the whistle D1’s skate to the red line and backwards the turn and get a puck.
3. F1’s skate around the top of the first circle, bottom of the other circle and stretch past the red line.
4. F1’s skate in and shoot while D1’s follow the play to the blue line.
5. F1’s get a new puck in the corner and pass to D1’s at the point.
6. F1’s screen while D1’s skate inside the dot and shoot.
7. Repeat with F2’s and D2’s.

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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, November 19 2015 @ 02:45 PM GMT  

This is a much more aggressive attack than we see in North America. One of the D is always up as an attacker and the other supports from the point. When this happens the forward covering the point must cover the attacking D or the defense is outnumbered in the zone. On a turn-over the D simply has to beat the defending forward back to the zone.
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C3 - Continuous Regroup 4-2 - RB Pro

Key Points:

One D join the attack and one D stay back. Forwards create a 2-1 vs. one of the D. Attack with a middle drive and cycle in a triangle.

Description:

1. Players leave from both sides in the neutral zone.
2. F1-F2 regroup with D1-D2.
3. Attack 4-2 versus D3-D4 and play until the whistle.
4. F3-F4 regroup with D5-D6 and attack 4-2 versus D1-D2.
5. Continue this flow.

* If D1 moves in from the point then D2 slide back. Always one D up in the play.

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