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5 Simple Tips to Run Effective Spring Hockey “Practices”

March 20, 2019

Getting better. That's what spring hockey is about. It's not about winning tournaments, it's not about learning systems, and it's sure as hell not about exposure (your spring hockey team winning every game of a tournament 12-0 wouldn't be impressive even if their were scouts in the crowd, which there aren't). And how do hockey players get better when the ...

The Simplest Way to Teach Hockey Players to Play Fast

March 19, 2019

The Why If you don't keep up with the trends in the game, then you're likely to get left behind at some point. The game is always changing. Defense used to rule the day in the 1990's because it was the only hope the NHL had to defeat the Oilers and Islanders teams of the 1980's. Enter the stay-at-home defenseman ...

Part 2. Shooting the Puck with Jon Goyens: Backhand/Forehand Transfer

March 19, 2019

Ever watched one of your players get the puck over and over again in the offensive zone and fail to get a shot off quick enough before they're checked by a defender or a backchecker? This week Jon Goyens is back with a so-simple-why-didn't-I-think-of-that shooting sequence to help your players pull the puck from their backhand for a quick forehand ...

Regroup | Last Minute Heroics: 6on5 Goals with the Goalie Pulled

March 18, 2019

Last week we talked about scoring goals shorthanded. With the way the NHL is trending and goal-scoring soaring to new heights, it's easier and easier to find examples of offense scored beyond the realms of 5on5 play. And with junior hockey playoffs underway, the college season wrapping up both north and south of the border, and professional playoffs right around ...

2019 TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference