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4-Shot Backhand Drill

January 30, 2017 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Drill:
1. Setup 4 pucks out in front of the net in the slot
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Horacek 3 Shot Carousel Drill

October 31, 2014 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Picked this one up watching former NHL player Tony Horacek running practice for our 18U AAA team. Drill runs from both ends at the same time (the video shows only one side to make it easier to see). Watch the timing and skate hard.

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Canadian 1 on 1 Drills

October 24, 2014 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Here are two drills I received from my Canadian friends to work on 1 on 1 skills. Typically 1 on 1 drills are run with the defensemen defending the rush, but you can also have the forwards defend the rush to work on their defensive skills, because at some point in a game you will need a forward to pick up for a pinching or rushing defenseman and that forward may need to defend the counter attack.

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Drills for Defensemen

October 10, 2014 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

While looking at the stats for views on the site, I noticed a lot of action every day in the Defensemen section. To give you more choices, I’ve added 16 new drills, that my defensive coach runs throughout the season when we split up by group. Hopefully you find these useful in building the skills of your defensemen.

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Avalanche Flow Passing Drill

October 8, 2014 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

I got this drill from a friend in Colorado who watched the Avalanche run it during practice. I used it last night at practice and I liked the flow and tempo of the drill. Be sure to have the forwards stay wide so the defenseman has time to perform an escape move before the second pass. Also, make sure the D skates hard to jump into the rush.

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