Part 1 | The Key to Mental Toughness: Concentration & Focus

You’re playing the first place team in your league. They have the top goaltender and you’re not very optimistic about your team’s chances to win. During one of your shifts, you have a breakaway and the goalie makes a great stop. Your reaction is to tell yourself, “I knew this guy was good, we are […]

Goalsetting – It is All in the Process

By Coach Enio Sacilotto, Director of Prospect Development, Victoria Royals The beginning of a new hockey season is upon us and that means it is a great time to think about what you want to accomplish this year. In other words, it is time to set some goals. Why is this important? Goals are a […]

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Individual Penalty Killing Drills

By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach, Victoria Royals (WHL), President, International Hockey Camps (www.coachenio.com) Below are 17 drills (& some games) designed to practise individual penalty killing skills. How these drills are used is up to the imagination of the coach. They can be done as individual drills before or after practise or they can be […]

Individual Physical and Mental Skills for Killing Penalties: A Guide For Players & Coaches

Teams with a high penalty killing percentage are usually at the top of their league in the standings and are championship contenders. Successfully killing penalties can be the difference between winning and losing games. In a game a timely penalty kill can swing the momentum in a team’s favor which can lead to a win. […]

What Happens When You Don’t Make The Team? A Guide for Players and Parents

By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach, Victoria Royals (WHL), President, International Hockey Camps At the beginning of any sports season thousands of athletes are trying out for teams, all over the country. There are many that are overcome with joy in making the cut and getting on their respective teams. For the number of athletes that […]

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Small group drills for skills and scoring

Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach, Victoria Royals, President, International Hockey Camps Coaches are often looking for small group drills to work on skills, conditioning and goal scoring. Here are 4 drills that are designed for small area scoring. Defensemen are welcome to join in as well! Stress quickness, but proper skating, shooting and tracking rebound techniques! […]

Seven Rules for Defensemen Playing Defensive Hockey

By Coach Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach, Victoria Royals, President, International Hockey Camps, www.coachenio.com Playing defense in hockey is a challenging position to play. Like a goaltender it takes many years of repetitive training to master the specific skills required to be an effective defensemen. In this article you will find some helpful defensive tips that […]

Six Simple Skating Agility Drills

Coaches and players are always looking for individual drills that can be executed after practice or at an open ice session. Agility in hockey is the ability to move your body from one area to another very quickly. These six drills are excellent for working on agility with and without the puck and they can […]

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