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4 Tips to Improve Your Accuracy

September 8, 2016 Hockey Blogs, Hockey Tips No Comments

A good player wants three things, power, accuracy, and a quick release. With these three elements you are a triple threat and should be able to beat the goalie quite a bit. Out of all three skills, I think accuracy is the most important because it requires a player to read the net well, choose […]

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Don’t Rim the Puck

A few years ago I was working at a hockey camp with Dennis Maruk (former 50 goal scorer and NHL all-star) and we were ending the camp with a scrimmage. One of the students playing defense rimmed the puck a few times to move it up ice to the wingers. I didn’t think much of […]

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Progression Drills for Hockey Practice

December 13, 2015 Hockey Blogs, Hockey Tips No Comments

By Tyler Hinds, ProSmart Hockey (@THinds3) We are well into our season now, practices have become routine, maybe even monotonous, and the players are looking a little complacent. It’s time to spice things up a bit so that we can continue to challenge our players to keep developing their skills. Step 1 Identify a weekly […]

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How to make your sticks last longer

As a men’s league hockey player I know the pain of breaking a hockey stick. I’m a frugal guy, so every time I was in a sports store I would look for big discounts on hockey sticks so I could have some backups when needed. My frugality led me to focusing on how to get […]

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How To Clean Hockey Equipment

Cleaning and storing your hockey equipment is a big part of the game. Sure, how you play on the ice is important, but if you don’t clean your equipment or do SOMETHING to keep it from stinking after each skate you WILL stink. In order to keep you fresh on the ice, I’ve put together […]

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5 ways to pick the puck up off the ice

Even though I’ve done a video on this before, I still get requests to explain it. I have a detailed video here on the ice, but I thought it would be fun to update the video and add some more possibilities. In the video below I show 5 ways to pick the puck up from […]

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