Ice Hockey Coaching Tips & Drills


The Regroup | What’s the Best Way to Build Your Hockey Team?

That’s what you call a good start. From analytics to university training camps to the importance of mental health, week one here at TCS was full of helpful knowledge. As the season rolls along, the weekly Regroups will start to include videos from NHL action, usually following a specific theme such as offense from the […]

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5 Questions to Help Your Players Build a Great Culture

Every coach in the world desires a great team culture. Team building is one of the most important aspects of coaching. As coaches we know there’s only so many things we can do. There’s only so much of us to go around. As much as we’d like, we can’t be all places, reaching every athlete, […]

PODCAST | Teambuilding with UNB Head Coach Gardiner MacDougall

The hockey season has started with a bang, and USports, formerly the CIS, is leading the way with exhbition games underway. On the first episode of the 2018/19 season’s Glass & Out Podcast, we wanted to ask a long-serving university coach about the importance of culture when it comes to building your team. Enter Gardiner […]

CoachThem Drill of the Week: Angle Progression

Drill Description: To eliminate a choice for the offensive player, we don’t go straight at, in front or behind them. We want to remove all options for that player by taking away where we don’t want them to go and give them one choice: down the boards! The drill starts on the whistle.  D angles F down the boards […]

VIDEO | Chris Hartsburg at the 2018HCC: How to Build a Team

There are still surprises in this game. With the advent of modern technology to track player movements, the development of advanced analytics, and the focus on intricate skill development models, it’s nice to know there are coaches out there who still prioritize the health and wellness of the human being first, the hockey player second. […]

The Regroup | How to Build a Real Hockey Team This Season

Let’s drop the puck already! The Coaches’ Site is back behind the bench ready and rarin’ to get started on the 2018/19 season. To hockey coaches from this coast to the next, across the ocean and all over the world, welcome back. This is what’s going to happen. We’re going to start delivering videos from […]

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VIDEO | How Sidney Crosby Protects the Puck

Players struggle to protect the puck in the corners for many different reasons. You probably wonder how players like Sidney Crosby can just so effortlessly keep the puck in the corners without ever seeming like they will lose it. The Crosby Protection formula works even though Sidney is not the biggest guy when it comes […]

The Erik Karlsson Deception Guide

What makes Erik Karlsson so deceptive with the puck? What allows him to deke players out on a consistent basis? After spending thousands of hours studying NHL deception mechanics and puckhandling patterns, I realized that Mr. Karlsson not only showed up in my analysis on a consistent basis, he was successful more than almost any […]

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