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4 Corners – D vs. O

Drill:1. Place O in each corner with a puck2. D starts in front of net and skates toward one of the O3. When he stops and transitions, the O drives the net and they play 1 on 1 until a score, puck freeze or D clears the puck4. D then picks another O an…

What evaluators look for during try-outs

I’ve been asked a lot over the years what I look for in a player during evaluations.  After watching my son during various AA & AAA Ice try-outs, I’ve been thinking more about this topic and wanted to share a bit of what I look for and some ot…

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A Day with Tony Horacek at Midget National Camp

August 11, 2013 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

I posted about this before but just in case you don’t remember, my organization has former NHL player Tony Horacek coaching our 16 National program. Tony invited me out to skate with his team yesterday to help with day 2 of his summer camp. I took the opportunity with excitement because I really like watching how other coaches do things and with my summer camp starting next Friday I figured it would give me some ideas on things to add to my program. I’ve watched Tony run practice in the past and admired how up-tempo the skates are and how he handles the team. I wish I could have attended all three days of his camp but with mine coming up next weekend I didn’t have the free time this week to commit. Here is a breakdown of his day 2 camp schedule.

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1 on 1 Battles – Backchecking & Beat your Man

August 7, 2013 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Drill:
This drill runs 2 separate drills on each half of the rink.
Left side is a 1 on 1 battle (defense strong)
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St. Norbert’s 1×1 Warm-up Drill

August 3, 2013 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Here’s another drill from the coaches at St. Norbert’s. This drill can be used at any time during a practice session but I like it as an early practice warm-up type of drill. Give it a try.

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Van is only 5!!!!!

July 24, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
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Video systems

July 23, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
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Nightmare Drill

I was at the rink the other day and watched a team run this really interesting full ice 10 man drill. Basically it has breakouts running from both ends of the ice followed by different types of even or odd man rushes. I spoke to the coach and asked him about the drill and he said he picked it up from the St. Norberts DIII college team and it was called the Nightmare Drill. The drill really forces players to pay attention and to keep their heads up through the neutral zone.

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