By: TomM (online)  Saturday, April 16 2016 @ 02:32 PM GMT (Read 82813 times)  

Daily Drill Section Fifteen

This drill section has a lot of new material and a comprehensive review of what has been posted on this site in other drill sections.

Daily Drill Section 14 had a lot of pro, Czechia, Russian, U20 ideas as well as many of my ideas. Section 13 had the same plus a lot of international women's team practice drills.

I have many practice clips that aren't written up with descriptions and diagrams as yet. In the last while a link to YouTube has been added for the coaches who have trouble opening this sites videos. Section 14 has links to about 1000 YouTube videos and all the new drills will have two video links.

If coaches want to add some of their own ideas feel free to post them.


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By: TomM (online)  Saturday, April 16 2016 @ 02:45 PM GMT  

B600 - Double RG - 1-0 x 2 - Czechia U20
(Czech Republic has changed it's English name to Czechia.)


Key Points:

Pass and receive while skating, give a target, fake before shooting, follow the shot for a rebound.

Description:


1. Shooters line up at diagonal blue lines.
2. A from each line leave and pass to D1 and mirror the D’s passes.
3. D1 hinge and pass to D2.
4. D2 pass to A.
5. A skate in and shoot.
6. A circle back and rebound for B the next shooter.
7. B leave from the other diagonal blue lines and pass to D2 to D1 to B’s who shoot.

*Options: A could give and go with B. A could defend a 1-1 vs. B. A can screen and tip for B.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150816222649647

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By: TomM (online)  Sunday, April 17 2016 @ 03:26 PM GMT  

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

Key Points:

Pass while skating, give a target, shoot in stride, follow the shot for a rebound, rebound for the next player.

Description:

A. 1 and 3 leave from diagonal corners and one touch give and go with 2 and 4.
B. Skate across the ice and pass to 5 and 7.
C. 1 and 3 skate around the circle and 7 pass to 3 and 5 pass to 1.
D. 1 and 3 skate in shoot and follow the shot for a rebound.

* Options: After the shot 1 and 3 either screen, circle back for a rebound.

* Options: Give and go with 2 and 4 or defend a 1-1 vs. 2 and 4 the next attackers.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150816223635172

youtu.be/Tvczzat31Ak


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By: TomM (online)  Tuesday, April 19 2016 @ 04:04 PM GMT  

T3 - C5 - 1-1 x 2 - 2-2 – Pro

Key Points:

Defend from the defensive side with stick on the puck and one hand on the attackers hip. Attackers protect the puck with the body and make fakes and tight turns to get a shot on net. On the 2-2 defenders cover one attacker each from the defensive side. Attackers use picks, give and goes to create scoring chances.

Description:

1. Defenders line up behind each dot and attackers against the boards and behind the hash marks on each side.
2. Coach spot a puck in the corner and F1 go and try to score while D1 defends.
3. Start with a 1-1 on one side and then a 1-1 on the other side with F2-D2.
4. F1-D1 be ready for a new puck as F2-D2 are competing.
5. Coach spot a new puck and now F1-F2 attack 2-2 vs. D1-D2.
6. Switch lines so everyone take turns to attack and defend.

*Options: Add another 1-1 with a F defending and then play a 3-3.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160413142810923

youtu.be/sceHfKMgKr8


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By: TomM (online)  Friday, April 22 2016 @ 07:38 PM GMT  

Using the Game to Teach the Game

I am attaching the USA manual on games as well as games from our program.

The USA manual quotes my Finnish partner Juhani Wahlsten on the first page.

If coaches and associations learn how to use games effectively in practice then three things would automatically happen.

1. The players would love to practice.
2. Activity ratio would increase dramatically (they move all the time in games).
3. Players will get better under pressure and be more creative when they play.


Juuso and I have been promoting this concept since 1985 but it is a hard sell in a culture where the old fashion 'command style' teaching is dominant (we threw it out in the school systems in the 70's). Soccer is totally evolving into using games and the Europeans have always used games during practice. The USA has passed Canada in development of creative players on both the men's and women's sides mostly because Americans tend to be more open to the idea of using games to teach the game, especially at the younger age groups.


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By: TomM (online)  Monday, April 25 2016 @ 02:09 PM GMT  

B2 - D Shoot and Pass – Pro

Key Points:

Shoot with the head up. Use a wrist shot, follow the shot, hit the net, pick up the new puck and make a deceptive move before passing.

Description:


1. One skate in and shoot.
2. Follow the shot.
3. Coach spot a new puck.
4. Pick up the new puck and pass to 2.
5. Two repeat.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160413141808878

youtu.be/Gp_aZas6qqk


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By: TomM (online)  Wednesday, April 27 2016 @ 02:41 PM GMT  

T3 - C5 - 1-2 BO - 2-1 - U17

Key Point:

F1 force the puck carrier outside and steer toward the boards. F2 double team the puck carrier. On the 2-1 deny the puck crossing the mid-line so the goalie has one half of the net to cover.

Key Points:

1. Dump the puck in from the blue line.
2. D1 got back for the puck while F1-F2 forecheck.
3. F1 steer angle and contact D1 and F2 double team.
4. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
5. D1 use puck protection and deceptive skating to get the puck out.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150820113010820

youtu.be/9utsHtQzr6M


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By: TomM (online)  Friday, April 29 2016 @ 03:01 PM GMT  

B600 - Regroup - 2-0 Chip-In Czech U20

Key Points:

When the defenders stand up at the blue line then create a 2-1 and pull the defenders inside by skating to the ‘big ice’ between the dots and chip the puck over the blue line.

Description:

1. Players line up at the four blue lines on the boards.
2. F1-F2 leave from either side and regroup with D1-D2 at the far blue line.
3. F1 pass to D1 who hinges and pass to D2 then up to F2.
4. D3-D4 follow and defend vs. F1-F2 in the neutral zone.
5. F2 carry the puck to the middle lane and F1 take the ice behind.
6. F2 chip the puck off the boards over the blue line and skate to the net.
7. F1 pick up the puck and attack 2-0 with F2.
8. F3-F4 repeat the other way by regrouping with D3-D4.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150816223634895

youtu.be/ARFy2EERXtE


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By: TomM (online)  Sunday, May 01 2016 @ 02:33 PM GMT  

C5 - 1-1 Low Puck Protection - U17

Key Points:

This drill introduces the idea of protecting the puck with the body on offense and defending tight from the net side with body on body and stick on the puck.

Description:

1. Start with and attacker and defender in the corner.
2. Coach pass the puck to the attacker.
3. Attacker protect the puck and try to score.
4. Defender play from the defensive side to prevent a goal.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015082011300935

youtu.be/-1i9dpUKH3g


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By: TomM (online)  Tuesday, May 03 2016 @ 05:20 PM GMT  

DT400 - Pass to Point on Transition – Pro

Key Points:

Transition quickly from offense to defense. Work on individual and team offensive and defensive skill.

Description:

1. Play 3 on 3 at one end and both teams have a Joker at the point.
2. Transition to offense by passing to your Joker at the point.
3. Joker can pass or shoot but not skate in with the puck.
4. Switch every 30”.
5. Use modified rules to isolate the skills to work on.

*Focus on offensive team skills like the cycle or defensive zone coverage.

*Keep score and use this game to play tournaments.


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150525222000300

youtu.be/14OK-Lpz0Tw


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By: TomM (online)  Thursday, May 05 2016 @ 08:22 PM GMT  

D4 Active Jokers at Point Must Shoot-U15 Boy’s

Key Points:

One net game with Jokers at the point who learn to get open and make deceptive escape moves in order to get the shot off. Low offensive players work to screen, tip, rebound. Defenders box out, tie up sticks and play from the defensive side.

Description:

1. Both teams shoot on the same net.
2. Transition from defense to offense by passing to your Joker at the point.
3. Joker must shoot.
4. Teams can have 1 or 2 Jokers at the point.
5. Jokers can check Jokers.
6. Play from 1-1 to 3-3 below the top of the circle.
7. Any teammate can be passed to after the Joker shoots.

* Keep score and have a tournament.


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20141224104514143

youtu.be/uXesDVFYuDQ
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Tonight I take my wife and middle daughter to Spain to come on our hockey/tourist trip We have put a team together to play a bunch of ex-games and a tournament. I am the oldest and there are others in their fifties and up. Three of the guys sons are also going to play with us to take care of the backchecking. Return May 18.


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By: TomM (online)  Monday, May 23 2016 @ 03:03 PM GMT  

T1 - A500 - Pivots - Tight Turn - Crosby – Pro

Key Points:

Work on tight area agility skating. Keep the knees bent, stay low and use the edges with the shoulders leading.

Description:

1. Skate half way around the circle and come back.
2. Crosby with a back leg push to the right.
3. Skate half way then return with a Crosby to the left.
4. Tight turn left at the starting point.
5. Repeat to the left and finish with a right tight turn.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150720225414942

youtu.be/B2DzJB2O70A



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By: Anonymous: SMAC ()  Monday, May 23 2016 @ 04:31 PM GMT  

Great to have you back Tom . Good holiday ??
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Great hockey tour of Spain. Barcelona, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Madrid, Castelldefels and home. We played ex games in Barcelona, San Sebastion, Madrid and a tournament in Vitoria. After every game the hosts had a party for us. 23 people in all. We rented large vans and traveled in them. I took my wife and a daughter and they had a great time. Lots of touring and socializing. We were playing teams with average ages about 15 years younger but were competitive.

A great life experience.

By: TomM (online)  Wednesday, May 25 2016 @ 03:57 PM GMT  

T1 - A500 - Agility Skate and Puck Handling Circuit – Pro

Key Points:

Stay low, use the edges and accelerate out of turns. Avoid crossing the hands on the tight forehand turn so you maintain the triple threat position.

Description:

Station One:
Face one end while carrying the puck and go around three pylons circling the last pylon. Skate down the boards, cut in and shoot, stop. Coach rim the puck behind, pick up the puck, walk out and shoot.

Station Two:
Skate down the boards with a puck then do a tight figure eight then back up the boards.

Station Three:
Agility skate facing the dot by doing a Crosby right, tight turn, then left tight turn in the middle.

Station Four:
Skate a tight figure eight inside the circle then drive the back of the net, stop, skate out and pass to the point then go to the net to screen and tip.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150720225412957

youtu.be/jsuv9YdKVgk


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By: TomM (online)  Thursday, May 26 2016 @ 02:21 PM GMT  

T2 - 3-0 Cycle Up-Pass Low – Pro

Key Points:

Force the defender to chase before passing behind the net and give the attacker behind the net a passing option on each side. Shoot with either on one timer or quick release.

Description:

1. F1 skate up the boards with the puck and force the defender to chase.
2. F2 support below the goal line while F3 is in the strong side high slot.
3. F3 skate to the mid-slot on the weak side.
4. F1 move into the slot on the strong side.
5. F2 pass to either F1 or F2 and all players go for any rebound.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160413133403365

youtu.be/28gxZg_dPjU


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By: TomM (online)  Friday, May 27 2016 @ 03:59 PM GMT  

B202 – Regroup Options 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. Give a target on both the backhand and forehand. Post up but keep skating and presenting a target.

Descriptions:

1. A leave from diagonal lines and pass to B at the opposite blue line.
2. A post up along the boards facing the puck and get a return pass.
3. Skate toward the original and exchange passes with C.
4. Skate in and shoot then circle back to rebound for the next shooter.
5. Now A skate across and get a pass from E and pass to F.
6. Skate through the middle lane. Shoot then rebound.
7. Add E step out and A read to skate the middle or wide lane.

* Options: After the shot A could defend 1-1 vs. the next shooter or give and go with the next shooter.

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

youtu.be/5LJt8DsprI8


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By: TomM (online)  Sunday, May 29 2016 @ 05:25 PM GMT  

T3 – Teaching Angling Skills – Pro and International Video Clips

I spent about 8 hours putting this 14 minute video together. It is critical to teach good checking and angling skills before you teach team defense.

Video clips have these themes.

T3 - Stick on Stick – North America and European Pro

B500 Stick on the Puck - Sweden

T3 - F Angle Along Boards - Stick on Stick – Pro

T3 - B6 - Hip to hip Angling x 4 – Pro

B5 - Angling Along the Boards Flow in Both Directions – Sweden

T3 - Neutral Zone Angling – European Pro

T3 Deflect-Steer-Angle-Finish - Pro Men and Pro Women

B - Angling in the Corner - Sweden

C2 Angling 2-1 Wally - Pro W

T3 - C5 - 1-1 x 2 - 2-2 – Pro

Angling Game - U18 F

Straight on Angling Game - U18 F

15 Minute Video – Angling Skills


ABC site.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160529120032174

YouTube Video

youtu.be/PXckreiELgg
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I have added this elite pro 1-1, 2-2 drill that practices all of the skills.
T3 - C5 - 1-1 x 2 - 2-2 – Pro
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7657&topic=7660#7660

Gene Reilly is the coach giving instruction to the Red Bull players. I coached with him that season. Gene is a top skills coach and was in the AHL working with the Senators team for two seasons and his main assignment was to teach Jason Spezza how to play when he didn't have the puck.

This video is often used to show how Crosby school's Spezza but instead it is a great example of how to play low 1-1 defense. I think it is a great example of stick on stick from the D side, hand on the hip, stick always on the ice. Spezza prevents Crosby from getting to the net and at that time Crosby was the top player in the world. Spezza denies the slot and then stays with Crosby after he passes. The goal is on the winger who allowed the shot from the point and not on Spezza who did a fantastic job.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=PZD7cldytKI&autoplay=1



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By: TomM (online)  Saturday, June 04 2016 @ 03:34 PM GMT  

All could see Crosby call a set face-off play in the Stanley Cup Final overtime game. He won the draw, Penguins scored and game over. There was a lot of crying from San Jose fans that Crosby cheated, which every centre tries to do. (The saying is 'If your not cheating a little then your not trying hard enough.'Wink Mike Cvik, who just retired after 29 years as a linesman plays hockey with us and I asked him what the rule is. He said that starting last year the rule is that the centre in the defensive end must put his stick down first. It used to be the visiting team. This video shows one face-off defensive win and breakout and 3 options for an offensive win.
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T2 - Face-off Win Plays – Pro

Key Points:

Face the puck at all times. Be ready to shoot quickly. Always screen the goalie.

Description:


1. Defensive zone face-off win. Inside D1 get puck and reverse to wide D2 who skates behind the net and pass to W or C. Weak side W stretch through the middle. Walk through with each unit.
2. Offensive zone face-off win one. Wings switch sides. Win back to the point, D skate down boards and pass back to inside wing who skates back to the point – shoot.
3. Offensive zone face-off win two. Wings play strong sides. Win back to point. Inside wing F1 rotate up the boards, C F3 to front, and F2 to high slot. D to F1 to F2 who shoots.
4. Repeat win one to D who skates down boards and pass back to F1 who covers the point. F2-F3 screen and tip in front.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160413140832317

youtu.be/aaK6Sm2yfGg


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By: TomM (online)  Monday, June 06 2016 @ 03:28 AM GMT  

Daily Drill PDF's, Video, Diagrams

Drill description, diagram, video link.

Hockey Drill PDF's in Alphabetical Order
onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=BD6FA116988317E9!4679&authkey=!AN5VZsgv1gbRyus&ithint=folder%2cpdf

Hockey Drill PDF's - Organized into Topic Folders
www.dropbox.com/sh/5oqoxcnk6scos66/AADRDVD5q_TXKqPA85fmESdxa?dl=0

Hockey Drill Video - There are about 1500 practice video clips.
www.dropbox.com/sh/opimgf66o9hxfra/AABZhBXrrgkv9FjD0074PAFsa?dl=0

Hockey Drill Diagrams
www.dropbox.com/sh/6ntcp5an9zxym1o/AAAKVBNEy6a8LzaI3tIap7WIa?dl=0

YouTube Drill Video - organized into playlists by group: Pro, Female teams, Czech, Finland, Youth, International, Russian.

www.youtube.com/channel/UC7QFP0bQPIsH88rmxb3ZEjg/playlists

I constantly update these folders with new drills and coaching ideas.

There are over 1200 pdf/s of hockey drills and games and drill lists from teams at almost every level and from most of the major hockey playing countries. Also some other coaching ideas and list of drills etc. The drill pdf.s can be saved and printed and most have a video link that shows the drill. The purpose of this site is to help coaches plan practice with the most current information available from top coaches. It takes 2-3 hours to prepared each PDF so it represents a lot of work.

There are over 200 videos I still have to write up and make PDF's. They are in the video folders and coded in the same way. New material is posted the Daily Drills and added to the Dropbox, and then to the playlist on YouTube. So the links above are constantly updated.

You can sort the drills by name, date, etc. You can also use the search function at the top of the screen to find drills. i.e. type in backchecking, or breakout, or BO and it will find the drills with that name.

I use the Technicoach Word template to plan practice to send to my assistant coaches and keep a record. I have attached ice example below. This site doesn't allow Word attachments but the template is in the PDF folder.


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By: TomM (online)  Monday, June 13 2016 @ 03:20 PM GMT  

T2 - 5-2 BO - 5-0 Attack Options – Pro

Key Points:


Read the forecheck and make a pass to the open player. Attack with speed. Use every player in the initial attack and practice low and high options in the offensive zone.

Description:

1. Breakout 5-2 with the extra players on the sides.
2. Skate through the neutral zone 5-0.
3. Shoot on the initial attack and go for the rebound.
4. Go through various attack options and include all 5 players.
5. Cycle low, cycle high, have the D jump in and F cover the point.
6. The next 5 attackers wait in the neutral zone.
7. On the whistle the coach dump a new puck into the opposite end.
8. The 5 new players breakout vs. two of the original attacking forwards.
9. Repeat breakout 5-2 and attack 5-0.

* Option: 1, 2 or 3 forwards can forecheck.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160613101113258

youtu.be/AoSmZnd2Bp8


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By: TomM (online)  Wednesday, June 15 2016 @ 07:43 PM GMT  

T4 - F3 Mirror-Backpressure-F1-F2 Points-5-5 – Pro

Key Points:

This is the way most elite teams now forecheck and backcheck when the opponents make a clean breakout. Players must be able to count to 5. 1 and 2 forecheck deep, 3 mirror from the mid slot, 4 play midpoint and 5 the puck side point. These positions are all interchangeable and the five players stay compact like a flexible 5 on a dice.

Description:

1. Offensive 5 players set up for a breakout.
2. Forecheckers 1 and 2 deep at the goal line, 3 mirror puck mid slot, 4 midpoint, 5 strong side point.
3. Offensive D1 skate behind the net and breakout pass to the W or C.
4. 3 mirror the puck and back pressure the pass receiver.
5. 1 and 2 backcheck through the middle lane.
6. 5 cover the W or C skating up the ice on his side.
7. 4 skate backward and pick up the deepest attacker wide or in the middle.
8. 3-4-5 cover one attacker each when attackers enter the zone with control.
9. Defend the house with one on and a box behind. 3-4-5 low, 1-2 points.

* When D pinch F3 covers the point instead of back pressuring the attacker. This happens on all rims and slow developing D to D behind the net breakouts.

Example one:
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160615143636155
Example two:
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150523123508956

youtu.be/GeN3qeCu6JQ



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By: TomM (online)  Thursday, June 16 2016 @ 03:44 PM GMT  

T1-3 -B6 - Stick on Puck and Screen Shot – Pro

Key Points:

Angle with the stick on the puck and skate through the hands with the inside leg in front. Make a hard fake one way and shoot so the player in front can deflect or tip the puck.

Description:

Angling Along the Boards:

1. Coach pass to the player along the boards and the inside player angle check him.
2. Skate to outside the blue line and repeat with the other player checking.

Shot and Screen:


3. Coach act as the defender near the hash marks.
4. Attacker make a hard inside or outside fake to create a shooting lane.
5. Attacker in front screen the goalie and tip or deflect the shot.
6. Goalie work hard to find the puck through the screen.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150527094053772

youtu.be/szPiXh1SIEg


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By: TomM (online)  Monday, June 20 2016 @ 02:49 PM GMT  

T3 - B6 Defending Player Below Goal Line – Pro

Key Points:

The player in front switch with original defender if he is more than half a stick length away. Lead with the blade on the puck angling at the back inside shoulder.

Description:

1. F carry the puck behind the net and the coach skate to the front.
2. D2 in front check the F with blade on the puck from the defensive side.
3. Coach simulates D1 chasing at the start and then D2 in front for a pass.
4. D2 deny the pass and force F1 toward the corner and finish the check if possible.

* This can be done using players instead of a coach.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150527231013633

youtu.be/27rtd6qX40E


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By: TomM (online)  Tuesday, June 21 2016 @ 02:00 PM GMT  

D - Games Manual - 2016

The main goal of this website and our ABC program has been the same concept. Use drills to introduce techniques and good habits and learn to put them into game situations. I have prepared two PDF's about using games in practice. both PDF's have lots of examples of games that you can use.

The first PDF is the Games Manual including guides to using the ice efficiently, games to teach the game, progression of games from our book and supplementary games.


Games Manual - 2016

The second PDF lists may games with diagrams and links.

D - Games from the ABC’s of International Hockey - 2016

It would be incredible to see kid's actually 'Have Fun' at practice while learning game understanding and creativity. Maybe the days or the 7' - 11' of moving and the rest waiting in line or listening to the coach are finally going to end.

Mike Sullivan - Player Development and How They Learn.

Stanley Cup champion coach gave a talk at a USA coaching symposium and did a great job explaining the science behind how humans acquire skill and refine it so it is physically automatic and the brain recognizes game situations and quickly solves them.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzNlsO_L-_0

Dave King on Using Games to Develop Hockey IQ

Dave speaks at the Saskatchewan Coaching Symposium (great talks on YouTube) about 'Becoming and Effective Coach'. It is a 40 minute presentation and the last half he talks about how coaches have to change their practices and use games to develop 'Hockey IQ' or Game Sense.

youtu.be/rCjrwLsmRx4


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By: TomM (online)  Tuesday, June 28 2016 @ 05:04 AM GMT  

C - Game Situation Drill Manual - July 2016

I have posted a few hundred drill PDF's since the last manual. There is a lot of pro material plus the Russian and Czech U20 teams were here for a mini tournament vs. two teams from here.

The drills start from 1 on 1 and progress to all game situations with attackers trying to score vs. defenders.

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C - Game Situation Drills - Forum and YouTube

I have listed postings of drills and games to practice game situations as well as the YouTube video links if you have trouble playing the video from this site.


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By: TomM (online)  Wednesday, June 29 2016 @ 03:09 PM GMT  

B - Partner and Team Drills Manual - 2016

Partner and team drills with passing, shooting, timing, etc. done by some of the top coaches in the world. there are almost 300 drills taken from the Forum postings in this ABC site.

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B Drills Links on ABC Site and YouTube

The second PDF has a list of links for the Forum postings of the drills and then links to the YouTube video since most of the postings and PDF's were done before the videos were posted there for coaches who can't open the videos on this site.


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The B Drill Manual is too large for some phones and tablets to open, so I have broken it into Drill Manual 1 and 2 which is posted below.


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By: TomM (online)  Wednesday, June 29 2016 @ 05:47 PM GMT  

B - Partner and Team Drills Manuals 1 + 2 - 2016

The Manuals are posted below.


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By: TomM (online)  Thursday, June 30 2016 @ 03:32 PM GMT  

T1-2 Teaching Individual and Team Offense Manual 2016

Teaching Offensive Individual and Team Play

Coaches are teaching individual and team play.


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By: TomM (online)  Friday, July 01 2016 @ 06:36 PM GMT  

T3-4 Individual and Team Defensive Drills Manual - 2016

This manual has coaches teaching individual defensive skill drills, various forechecks, team defense drills and team play drills with the offense against the defense in various situations.


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By: TomM (online)  Saturday, July 02 2016 @ 04:20 PM GMT  

Practice Video Clips on YouTube

This is a list of the drills I have posted on YouTube. Only the drill PDF's that I have written up in the last half year have links to the YouTube video, so this list has links for the YouTube video for the PDF's that I posted earlier. Everything is coded according to the ABC system of teaching which is designed to make finding practice ideas a lot easier. The idea is to compliment the drill manuals.

A - Individual Skills and Skating.

B - Partner and Group Skills

C - Game Situation Drills

D - Games and SAG

DT - Transition Games

E - Shootouts and Contests

F - Fitness Skating

G - Goaltending

O - Off-ice Training

T - Teaching Individual Skills and Team Play
T1 - Individual Offensive Skill
T2 - Team Offensive Skill
T3 - Individual Defensive Skill
T4 - Team Defensive Skill


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