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Dictating Shot Quality & Defensive Zone Coverage on the Powerplay

July 17, 2019

Last time, we talked about how special teams play in hockey is often matchup based due to coaching choices and so we should analyze it that way to gain an edge. The previous piece I wrote was focused on breakout plays and the corresponding forecheck. Today, we're going to talk about puck movement in the offensive zone once the PP ...

CoachThem Small Area Game of the Week: 1 on 1 Protect the Gate

July 16, 2019

Drill Description Place 2 pylons near top of circle about 1 foot apart Coach dumps puck in each corner, X and O race to puck Player that gets puck tries to skate it though pylons, player without puck tries to protect the gate If puck gets turned over, change roles Key Points: Quick feet, good puck protection Defence stay on ...

2019 Hockey Coaches Conference Schedule Has Arrived

July 15, 2019

The time is now! The pre-scouting is done, all your special teams meetings are wrapped up, and you've got the perfect game-plan to throw at your opponent. The only thing left to do is go play! Of course we're talking about the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference in Toronto. Everything is set to go, here's the schedule for all three days ...

HCC2019 Friday Night Social: How To Climb the Ladder in the Coaching Industry

July 12, 2019

If there's one thing hockey coaches enjoy more than watching their team score on a 5on3 powerplay off a play they drew up, it's standing around talking about watching their team score on a 5on3 powerplay off a play they drew up. I'm kidding. Sort of. We spend so much time working with our coaching staff on a daily basis ...

2019 TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference