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Wally Kozak does a great job teaching puck support to U15 boy's. They start with 3-0 one touch passing and moving, then a defender is added and they get 3 chances to score. Another attacker and defender join and they play 4-2 one touch. Next they play a transition game of 2-2 with one Joker at the top of the circles. You must pass to the Joker to be on offense. They finish with two Jokers at the point and the Jokers can pass to the team that regrouped with them or shoot.
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DT400 – 3-0, 3-1, 4-2 Puck Support Sequence – U15 Boy’s

Key Points:

Wally Kozak takes U15 boy’s through a puck support sequence. The key is to pass and get open, give a target, have your head up so you can make the next pass, skate to open ice when you get the puck.

Description:

1. Start with 3 players one touching the puck around a triangle in the slot and shooting.
2. Add one defender and allow only one touch.
3. One point for a goal and defenders get a point when the puck is out of play.
4. Offense gets 3 new pucks.
5. Rotate new player in and continue 3-1.
6. Play 4-2 one touch.
7. Shoot when there is an open lane to the net.
8. Focus on players moving to get open.
9. Play a two touch game of 2-2 and to go on offense pass to the one Joker above the circles.
10. Add another Joker at the point. Regroup with a Joker to go onto offense.
11. Low 2 on 2 with 2 Jokers.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150104172708560

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.685397039036763/10159326876675931/

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C1 - Circle 1-1 - Czech U20

Key Points:

Play a tight gap defending and stay with the attacker after the shot. Attacker protect the puck and make a hard move, get a shot and follow for a rebound. Battle for the first rebound before the attacker leaves to defend and the next attacker watch for when to leave.

Description:

1. Players are in a line outside each blue line.
2. The line-up can be on either side or in the middle.
3. Player 1 circle everyone and shoot.
4. Player 1 skate out and defend vs. player 2.
5. Player 2 leave when player 1 is out to about the hash mark.

* This drill can be done from 1-1 up to a 3-2. With large numbers both groups can alternate leaving from the middle circle.

* This drill has both F and D taking the defensive 1-1 and prepares the F for when they cover the point on a pinch.


http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150818214247487

https://youtu.be/ZzmIRu9Vxok

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686026602307140/10159329080655931/


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T2-4 - D400 3-2 - Czech U17

Key Points:

Battle hard for the loose puck. Defense and goalie must communicate and D must play from the defensive side. Forwards should double team along the boards to gain the puck and cycle to create openings as well as change the point of attack by passing behind the net.

Description:

1. Start with D1-D2 on the Goal line and F1-F2-F3 at the top of the circles.
2. D's skate to the dots and coach dump the puck in.
3. F1-2-3 and D1-2 battle for the loose puck.
4. Play a low 3-2.
5. Play until a goal, frozen puck or D carries the puck over the top of the circles.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130404160031959

https://youtu.be/vZ8hkQfdBuI

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686035068972960/10159329104665931/


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I watched Mount Royal University practice yesterday. Bert Gilling took over last year and has the new CIS program ranked in the top ten in Canada. Bert ran a great practice. I was there looking to buy a new stick at the shop and didn't have my camera bo am doing these drills from memory. I will write up the other two I remember.
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B600 - Pass and Shot Warm-up – MRU

Key Points:

Quick feet, give a target, one touch pass, shoot, follow the shot, rebound, one timer.

Description:

One Touch

- 1 skate backward and exchange passes with 2.
- 1 exchage passes with 3 on the other side.
- 1 shoot, rebound and rebound for next shot.

Double Cross and Drop

- 1 leave across ice and cross and drop with 2.
- 2 skate into the offensive zone and cross and drop with 1.
- 1 cross pass to 2.
- 2 cross and drop to 1 in the neutral zone.
- 1 skate over the blue line and pass to 2 who takes a one timer shot.
- 1-2 go for the rebound.



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E1 - 2-0, 3-0 x 2 SO Game – U18 F

Key Points:
Use many variations on the 2-0. One timers, cross and drop, drop and screen, fake pass and shoot, etc..

Description:
There is one point for every goal and each contest gets 20".

A - 1 and 2 attack 2-0 from each line-up.
B - If both teams score each team gets a point and 3-4 go on the next whistle.
C - If only one team scores then they race across to defend and steal the puck from the other team and try to score.
D - Scoring team gets a point.
E - 20" next rep.
F - First team to 20 wins.

The game is from a university practice and the video is from a U18 F team.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2016092511071521

https://youtu.be/ss-rEHpfr5w

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686046562305144/10159329134515931/


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B600 - 4 Passes x 2 – MRU

Key Points:

Give a target, one touch, face the puck, keep skating, shoot and follow the shot, stop for the rebound.

Description:

A - 1-2, 4-5 exchange passes.
B - 1-3, 4-6 exchange passes.
C - 1-5, 4-2 exchange passes.
D - 3 cross pass to 1 and 6 to 4.
E - 1 and 4 skate in, shoot then rebound.
F - 1-1 circle back to rebound for next shot.
G - 3-6 repeat from the other diagonal corners.



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

Key Points:


Forwards must time their skating to be available for the pass from the D. D should hinge and pass up. Shoot and follow the shot for a rebound.

Description:


1. Players at the 4 blue lines and pucks about 5 metres inside the lines against the boards.
2. D1 pick up a puck and pass to D2, up to F1 who attacks 1-0 and shoots.
3. D2 get a puck, D2 pass to D1 up to F2 who attacks 1-0 and shoots F1 screen.
4. D1 go back for another puck, D to D and up to F3 who skates in and shoots.
5. D1-D2 follow the attack.
6. D2 get a puck and pass to D1 who takes a point shot.
7. D1 get a puck and pass to D2 who takes a point shot.
8. F1 screen, F2 and F3 be at each side ready for a shot pass, one timer or rebound.
9. D3-D4-F4-F5-F6 repeat the sequence on the other goal.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150816222648553

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686389265604207/10159330575465931/

https://youtu.be/74yvUHfxVrU


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T2 - B4 - 3-0 BO - D Trailer – Pro

Key Points:

The defenseman jump up into the rush as the trailer. One forward go hard to the net and the other pass back to the D for a shot. A coach give passive resistance to the rush when they enter the zone.

Description:


1. Players leave from the middle circle toward each end.
2. Coaches shoot a puck into diagonal corners.
3. D1 go back for the puck and make a breakout pass to F1 or F2.
4. Attack 3-1 vs. a coach who gives passive resistance.
5. F2 middle drive, F1 pass back to D1 from the wide lane, D1 shoot.
6. Repeat from each side.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150720230738264

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686395105603623/10159330591725931/

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T2 - B4 - 4-0 BO - D Middle Drive – F2 Trail - Pro

Key Points:

Players fill the three lanes on the attack. Stop at the net, hit the net and shoot right away. D2 screen and everyone be ready for a rebound.

Description:

1. Leave from the middle circle toward both ends .
2. D1-D2-F1-F2 BO when the coach dumps the puck in.
3. D1 pass to F1 on the boards, F1 pass back to D2, D2 pass to F2 stretching up the wall.
4. F2 skate wide, D2 middle drive hard to the net.
5. F1 pass to F2 trailing in the high slot and F2 shoot.
6. Coach deny a pass to the net.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150720230736731

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686402238936243/10159330613035931/

https://youtu.be/tmqeZFbKIxQ


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T2 – BO - RG - 3-2 With BC - 5-3 - Czech U20

Key Points:

Breakout low to beat a hard pinching forecheck and drive the defenders backward. Fill the three lanes
and attack with speed using the middle drive and a D joining the attack.

Description:

1. Coach wants the C to swing low and mirror the puck on the breakout.
2. Coach rim the puck so the goalie can stop it.
3. D1 pass behind to D2 who passes to the C who swings below the hash marks.
4. Breakout 5-0 with F1-F2-F3 and regroup with D3-D4 in the far end.
5. F1-2-3 D3-4 attack vs. D1-D2.
6. Coach release F4 to backcheck.
7. F1-F2-F3-D3-D4 play 5-3 vs. D1-D2-F4.
8. Play until the a goal, puck is frozen or defenders carry the puck out of the zone.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150819092648509

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686407112269089/10159330631195931/

https://youtu.be/JbQ6aEzkyw4


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A500 - Skating Agility and Skills Circuit – Pro

Key Points:

Keep the feet moving when carrying the puck and passing. Carry in the triple threat position and don't cross the hands on the tight forehand turn if under pressure.

Description:

A – Skate around the circle facing the dot. Left ¼, ½, Right ¼, ½. Alternate between forward and backward skating.

B – Weave through 3 pylons near the blueline, cut in from below goal line-shoot, get a puck behind the net and walk out-shoot.

C – Defensemen skate to top of circle, get a puck and skate back, tight inside turn, skate toward the corner and pass to the pointman - drag and shoot.

D – Leave with a puck from the blue line and skate to the goal line. Skate a figure 8 starting outside then turn inside at the blue line, outside low and hard to the blue line.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150719104730786

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686411492268651/10159330643620931/

https://youtu.be/7p8DznSs4YI


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B300 - Pass and Keepaway - U18 G

Key Points:

Use various types of passes and focus on hands away from the body and passing within the stick handling motion with wrist and not slap passes. Focus on puck protection and stick on the puck in the game.

Description:

1. Partners or groups of three skate around the rink passing.
2. Pass forehand, backhand, one backward, etc..
3. Play Keep-away on the whistle.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150522112834477

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.686417562268044/10159330668700931/

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T2 - 3-0, 3-2, RG 3-2 - Middle Drive – Pro

Key Points:

Carry the puck to the big ice between the dots to pull the D inside and then pass outside for a wide entry over the blue line. Progress to giving a trailer pass to the D who joins as the fourth man on the rush.

Description:

1. F1-F2-F3 attack 3-0. D1-D2 skate red to blue and backward.
2. F1-F2-F3 attack 3-2 with wide entry and middle drive.
3. F1-2-3 regroup with D3-D4 in neutral zone.
4. Attack 5-2 vs. D1-D2 with a middle drive.
5. Middle D join the attack as the trailer.
6. Play out the first rebound until the whistle.
7. Hustle out and the F3-F4-F5 repeat with D3-D4, D5-D6.

* Coach spot a new puck for the regroup.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015052312173989

https://youtu.be/rw8a4IV4TDw

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T2-4 Breakout 5-2 to Defensive Zone Review – Pro

Key Points:

This is a walkthrough of the breakout and forecheck. The coaches take away one of the passing options and then check to see the players understand the initial positioning in the defensive zone. Always stick on the puck and sticks in the passing lanes.

Description:

1. Start in the neutral zone with 5 offensive and 2 defensive players.
2. Skate up then back into the zone on the whistle.
3. Coach shoot in the puck and forecheck.
4. Breakout 5-3 vs. the coach and two defensemen.
5. Attack with a middle drive and one D join as a trailer.
6. Play out the 5-2 attack until the whistle.
7. On whistle a coach takes the puck into the far end.
8. Players skate to their place in the defensive zone based on 1-2-3-4-5 and stop.
9. Player come back to 'One on and a Box behind.1 on and a box behind.
10. 1 on the puck carrier, 2 support low within a stick length the second attacker, 3 in front halfway to third attacker.
11. 4 mid slot and 5 puck side point.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150103004514438


https://youtu.be/BH_pX9741VA

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I have used some of this video before but the focus here is to show how the Russians constantly move, go from high to low, go from side to side below the goal line and rotate side to side at the point. There is zero standing still and one timer passes and shots are the focus. The constant moving and changing the point of attack creates seams for passes for one timers and back door plays. I have watched hundreds of power play practices with pro and U20 teams around the world and this is the best I have watched. Overload to 1-3-1 diamond to spread to slot set. Point of attack high, low, point. It takes great skill to be able to one touch and skate head up with the puck but if you can do it scoring chances are created constantly.
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T2 - 5-4 PP - Russian U20

Key Points:


Either the puck or the player moves and they continually switch positions low and at the point and change the point of attack low by skating behind the net. Pass low to get the pk to ‘Stare’ and sneak into a seam behind for a one timer. I watched them play an ex game and they scored with the low spread with a pass and one timer. Never stand still with the puck.

Description:

1. 5-4 in one end.
2. Start with an overload.
3. Rotate into a diamond 1-3-1.
4. Pass low and the player move behind the net for a low diamond 1-3-1.
5. Sometimes rotate into a low 2-1-2 spread with two attackers below the goal line.
6. Mostly left handed shots so one timers are from the goalies left side.
7. Player on the hash always has an easy outlet to the point or below the goal line.
8. Constant movement side to side with points sneaking in for a one timer.
9. D skate one side to the other with the puck and switch sides.
10. Tap to the middle player who can shoot or pass to anyone.
11. Continually go side to side to change the point of attack and spread the PK.

* Mostly one touch passes and lateral skating looking for one timer shots.

https://youtu.be/eEhVKbs7B5Y

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.687621648814302/10159334888250931/


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B202 - Regroup x 2-Shot - U17

Key Points:

Face the puck at all times and give a target. Follow the shot for a rebound and shoot while skating.

Descriptions:

1. A’s leave from diagonal lines and pass to B’s at the opposite blue line.
2. A’s skate to the red line facing the puck and get a return pass from B’s.
3. A’s now skate toward the original end to the red line and exchange passes with C’s.
4. A’s skate in and shoot then circle back to rebound for the next shooter.
5. B’s repeat in the other direction making passes to the first player in each line and shoot.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150820113007194

https://youtu.be/5LJt8DsprI8

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.688064422103358/10159336287660931/


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Jasper Hockey Camp

For the last many years Jasper Minor Hockey has brought Gaston and I up to do a 3 days camp. The last five years my son Jim has come as well. Two groups 5-8 and 9-15 with a mix of girl's and boy's. The young ones get on hour of skating with Gaston and one of hockey with me and Jim. The older ones get one hour of skating and 75 minutes of hockey per day. It is a beautiful drive up. Good highway driving to Lake Louise then 225 km. up highway 93 of an ice covered mountain pass with cliffs on both sides.

The description below is for the game organization and the first video is about the whole camp and not just the games and shows skating and puck handling and the little guys playing hand hockey between the skating and hockey sessions.
the other three video show the players doing the skating warm up with Gaston, young group playing a King's Court tournament and the older group doing a battle game of 1 vs. 1 vs. 1.

I love the place, the people and doing this camp.

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D - Game Organization for the Jasper Camp

Key Points:

Play 3 cross ice games at once. Six one net games at once, two nets on each goal line. Combine the way you use the nets. Basic principle is the larger the team the more group activity and the smaller the team the more individual activity.

Description:

1 - Cross ice one net games, two pass, bounce off boards or pass to resting teammate.
2 - Puck or different balls at each game. Switch balls every 5 minutes.
3 - Passing rules, 2-3 passes, 2" with puck, one touch, only forehand, backhand, saucer.
4 - You must make an escape move before a pass or shot, only one pass allowed.
5 – The older group played 8-8 full ice with the rule there must be at least one pass in each zone.

This video shows the little kid's playing, the older group skating and the 5-8 year olds on the ice doing puck handling and games.


http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20151224115337501

Skating Edges and Balance Warm up with Gaston Schaeffer, King's court tournament with the young group and 1-1-1 everyone for themselves battles with the older group.

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.687646625478471/10159334988675931/

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.687646625478471/10159335005665931/

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.687646625478471/10159335000910931/


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

Key Points:

Centre swing low below the hash marks and mirror the movement of the puck and support a pass to the wing from below the puck for a tip back.

Description:

1. Either dump the puck in or shoot so the goalie must handle the puck.
2. D1 to D2 with the centre mirroring the puck below the hash marks.
3. Attack 5-0 with the middle drive.
4. F1-F2-F3 turn back and attack 3-2 .
5. Repeat with D3-D4-F4-F5-F6 starting at the other end.

* Attack with speed and create a 2-1 vs. one defender.

* Add the D joining the 5-0 as the 4th attacker.


http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150819083014213

https://youtu.be/l3BcEUzjfhg

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7563#7563


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T2 - 4-0 Breakout Options-Regroup 2-1 – Pro

Key Points:

Defense work on the various breakout options, go, wheel, over, up, reverse, counter. The coach take away an option and the player has to read the pressure and make a good decision. On the regroup and breakout the supporting forwards must post up on the wall and come across the middle and attack with speed on the 2-1.

Description:

1. Coach shoot the puck in and forecheck.
2. D1-D2-F1-F2 breakout together towards D3-D4.
3. Skate out to the red line then regroup with D3-D4.
4. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
5. The second coach shoot a puck into the other end and forecheck.
6. D3-D4 read the pressure and breakout with F3-F4.
7. Regroup with D5-D6 or D2-D5 if only 6 D.
8. Continue this flow.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150516130806620

https://youtu.be/FV7Va6hspMg

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7564#7564


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T2 – Breakout – 3-1 D Join Rush - Pro

Key Points:

Two defense and two forwards attack and one defenseman join the rush. Attack with speed through the neutral zone and get a shot on the rush.

Description:

1. D1 skate up and back then get a puck from coach and wheel around net.
2. D2 is in front and F1-F2 skate into the zone from both sides.
3. D1 make a breakout pass and follow the play up to the far blue line.
4. D2-F1-F2 attack 3-1 with a middle drive vs. D3.
5. D4 breakout D5-F3-F4 in the other direction vs. D1.

* Any of the 4 attackers can shoot on the rush.

* F1-F2-D2 fill the three lanes on the rush and attack with the middle drive.


http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150518121700646

https://youtu.be/YuffpdMsLa4

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.688080528768414/10159336336790931/


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D200 - Small 3-3 Power Play Game - Pro W

Key Points:

All passes and shots are one timers. Follow through at the target and you will hit the net. Play 30-45”.

Description:

1. Nets are on the outside of the middle circle.
2. Each team has one player in front to their net and a player on each side.
3. Coach pass in a puck and try to score with one touch shots and passes.
4. Play 45” and rotate players.

* Move into open passing lanes and have the stick back ready to shoot or pass.

* Keep score.


http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015051811084039

https://youtu.be/skBqRY3xcf0

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I started studying International Hockey in 1977 when George Kingston brought in international coaches to do a two week 40 hour course each July at the U of Calgary. He organized it during Stampede Week so these coaches could experience the Western Canadian culture. George was the coach of the university men's team and Dean of PE. He spent a year traveling around the world and staying in places like Russia to study the international game and then moved on to the NHL as an assistant and then co-head coach of San Jose with Bob Murdoch. I attended during all nine summers the course was held.

This week I am going to put together forum posting featuring drills and games from various countries to compare coaching styles. Yesterday was women's hockey and today Finland. The subject fits with the site as our first book is 'Hockey Coaching The ABC's of International Hockey. I have also been lucky enough to go to Finland to present, run hockey schools, go to seminars and visit my good friend and IIHF Hall of Famer Juhani Wahlsten.

The pdf. at the bottom has links that you can click on to open the Forum postings of drills, games and articles that demonstrate the Finnish sports culture.

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Finland Practice Techniques

These practices are either done by Finnish players or run by coaches from Finland. They run excellent practices.
Finland Jr. Team Practice
Floorball: Off ice game used in Scandinavia
Understanding the history of International Hockey
Why are Finnish Goalies So Good
Off-ice Training With Finnish Youth Players

Comparison of Practice Styles
Comparison of practice techniques from U20 to NHL teams, to NHL prospects to European pro’s.

Open the pdf. and all of these titles are links that take you to the Forum posting that has diagrams, descriptions a video link and a pdf. with everything that can be saved.

Most of the players in the U17 drills above were on the Finland U10 Team that just won the 2016 World Championships in the final vs. the Russian U20 team who demonstrate the drills a few postings below.


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Coaches may wonder 'Why focus on a specific nations practice styles.'
The other hockey nations in the top group don't have near the amount of players that Canada and the USA have so they have to do a fantastic job of developing the players they have. Canada and the USA have about 500 000 players each. Sweden and Finland about 50 000, Russia less, the former Czechoslovakia had about 80 000 and Slava Lener who heads Czech hockey told me that combined the Czech and Slovaks have 32 000. The other countries in the top group have less than 10 000.

So they have to do a great job when they practice. As Erkka Westerlund told me years ago, 'we can't cut an 11 year old player because he is a late developer. We have to develop each player to the best of our abilities.'

I started paying attention to how other nations practice and this is an example from the Czech Republic.

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The PDF at the bottom has these same titles and links that can be clicked on and take you to the Forum posting with the drill description, diagram and video link

Czech Repubublic Practice Ideas
Hockey Story Worth Knowing

Gustav Bubník hockey player imprisoned in the Communist era.

Open the pdf. and all of these titles are links that take you to the Forum posting that has diagrams, descriptions a video link and a pdf. with everything that can be saved.


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Russian Practice Methods

The Russians do the best passing in practice that I have seen. Their point shot practice with switches is a key to the power play they use that switches from high to low, spread to 1-3-1 Diamond to Overload. I coached in Austria with Vladimir Jursinov who was with Tikonov during the Soviet domination of international hockey and was head coach in the 98 Olympics and a dominant figure in Russian hockey now. So a few of the drills are his but non Russian teams are doing them.


Open the attached pdf. at the bottom and click on the Blue Title and it will take you to the Forum posting with the diagram, description and video link on the hockeycoachingabc.com site. Click on the YouTube link and it takes you to the video.



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Swedish Coaching Methods

Series of Video Clips with English Sub-titles

A - Equipment and Skating Technique - Video Clips
S - Skill Technique - Video Clips on Technique - Sweden
Defenseman Offensive Skills - Sw
Puck Handling Skills - Sweden, Russia, Finland

Open the pdf. and all of these titles are links that take you to the Forum posting that has diagrams, descriptions a video link and a pdf. with everything that can be saved.


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Youth Hockey Drills – U15-U18

Open the pdf. and all of these titles are links that take you to the Forum posting that has diagrams, descriptions a video link and a pdf. with everything that can be saved.


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Slovakia, Swiss, Danish, Canada U20 Practice Ideas

These are drills and games from other U20 teams. Everyone uses the same basic practice formations that we code in the ABC system.


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Practice Ideas Summary

The pdf. is a great summary of the individual and team skills that have been posted on the site. It may be the easiest way to access the material and see if it is something you want to use in your practices.

Hundreds of drills and games. Drills include game situations like 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, etc. Passing, shooting, skating, specialty teams.


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Pro Practice Methods

These practice activities done by pro teams around the hockey world. There are about 220 examples and are written up in the ABC Coaches Forum. If you click on the link it takes you to the posting which has a description, diagram and video link as well as a pdf. With all of these things that you can save if you like the practice idea.

I am not going to paste the list here because it is very long with about 230 drills and games. They are in the attached pdf. and when clicked on they take you to the Forum posting. I will also attach a list of pro drills that are only in the video section and many of them haven't been written up yet.


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Comparing International Coaching Methods

Coaches,

This is a summary of the over 1000 international drills and practice activities that were posted over the last week. It was a huge project. Each drill takes at least 3 hours to prepare and post and it is a compilation or over 10 years of putting the pdf.s together. The goal is to help coaches so they can help the players 'Enjoy the Game.'

I have spent quite a bit of time the last few weeks putting together pdf.s that compare how various groups practice by putting links to the Forum postings of drills and games. Each posting has a description, diagram, video link and a pdf. that can be saved.

Most of the gold winning Finnish Jr. team were here two years ago with the U17 team that won the Mac's. The Russian U20 team is the one they played in the final last week. If you save the PDF.s at the bottom of each posting you can click on the titles to go to the drill.


Drills from High Level Female Teams
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7572#7572

Finland Practice Techniques
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7573#7573

Czech Republic Coaching Ideas
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7574#7574

Russian Practice Methods
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7576#7576

Swedish Coaching Methods

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7578#7578

Youth Hockey Drills – U15-U18
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7579#7579

Slovakia, Swiss, Danish, Canada U20 Practice Ideas
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7580#7580

Practice Idea by Topic: 1-1, 2-1, etc.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7581#7581

Pro Practice Ideas
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7239&topic=7583#7583

There are about 1000 different drills, so the easiest way to use them is to open the pdf. and save it. Then open the pdf. on each topic and save it. Open the various links to Forum postings and if you like the drill or game then save the pdf. at the bottom of each posting.


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