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CoachThem Drill of the Week: Forehand Pivot & Puck Control

June 25, 2019

Drill Description Players weave in and out of pylons Always face the middle pylon Key Points: Focus on edgework, adding in mohawks Keep the puck on forehand Keep speed in both backward-forward and forward-backward pivots Try to keep crossing of your feet to a minimum For more drills visit ————> CoachThem

2019 Hockey Coaches Conference Speaker Series: Skills Coach Tim Turk

June 24, 2019

Our game is moving in a pleasant direction. In last week's speaker series post highlighting Joe Quinn we talked about the value of individual skill development that professional hockey players can employ with their respective teams. We talked to USA youth hockey director Kenny Rausch on the Glass & Out podcast a couple weeks back about small area games and ...

Podcast | Tampa Assistant Coach Derek Lalonde: How to Improve Hockey’s Best Team

June 21, 2019

It's not every day you get a front row seat to learn about the inner workings of hockey's best team.* *Well, best regular season team. The Tampa Lightning had a season for the ages and looked ready to go on a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where only the cup itself would represent true success. But that run ...

Developing Puck Possession Habits through Practice Programming

June 20, 2019

Every coach preaches puck possession, right? We stress the importance of managing the puck, puck recoveries, and winning 50/50 pucks. But how many of us actually practice puck possession? If you want to increase your power play efficiency, or defending zone coverage, you practice those concepts! How do we as coaches program practices that foster puck possession habits? Below are ...

2019 TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference