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Neutral Zone Regroup Drills

Every coach has their own style of play through the neutral zone along with how they want their team to work a regroup. Below are a few drills that you can use to work on your teams NZ play along with a simple document on how to run two styles of NZ regroup. Hope these drills can be helpful.

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What the OT Game 1 Winner (Kings-Devils) can teach your players

I've been thinking about the Game 1 OT winner by the LA Kings in this year's Stanley Cup Finals and wanted to write-up a few thoughts on the goal.  As a coach, you are always teaching your players and I thought  about 2 very important aspects of the game when I watched this play:
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Defenseman Hinge Drills

April 17, 2012 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments

While in Pittsburgh for the America’s Showcase tournament I had the chance to speak with a number of coaches about drills and specifically how to teach the hinge play successfully to defensemen. I came away with three drills that really seem to work well. The Shot and Hinge is from Derek Schooley of Robert Morris University and the other two came from Jerry Domish a junior “A” coach and a coach I respect a lot. Hope you like these and can incorporate them into future practice plans.

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How to Play Defence One-on-One

January 1, 2012 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Defence One-on-One 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net 2)Control The Gap 3) Watch Their Hips 4) Keep your Hockey Stick out in Front 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net. When learning how to play defence in Hockey, you can never go wrong with the basic principal of keeping yourself between the opposing player and the net. One-on-Ones are a perfect example. ... Continue Reading

How to Play Defence One-on-One

January 1, 2012 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Defence One-on-One 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net 2)Control The Gap 3) Watch Their Hips 4) Keep your Hockey Stick out in Front 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net. When learning how to play defence in Hockey, you can never go wrong with the basic principal of keeping yourself between the opposing player and the net. One-on-Ones are a perfect example. ... Continue Reading

On Defense with Jeff Brown

November 22, 2011 Defense No Comments

On Defense with Jeff Brown
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 6, 2001, 20:26

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Jacques Laperriere: Secretary of Defense

November 20, 2011 Defense 2 Comments

Jacques Laperriere: Secretary of defense
By James Baxter
Nov 6, 2001, 20:12

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Coaching Defense, with Tim Army

November 7, 2011 Defense No Comments

Coaching defense, with Tim Army
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 6, 2001, 07:34

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Backwards Skating Tips

October 30, 2011 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
In order to play defense in hockey, you've got to be able to confidently skate backwards. Switching from forward skating to backwards and back again is crucial. ... Continue Reading

Backwards Skating Tips

October 30, 2011 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
In order to play defense in hockey, you've got to be able to confidently skate backwards. Switching from forward skating to backwards and back again is crucial. ... Continue Reading
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