How to Handle Your Releases with Tact

“Ok, it’s time for the easiest part of any coach’s job. The cuts.” Classic Homer Simpson. But what was a hilariously simplified process in the mid-90’s for a fictional parent football coach is anything but a fifth of the way into the 21st century. These days coaches agonize over releasing kids for a variety of reasons. […]

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Simplifying the Game of Ice Hockey

You often hear coaches talk about “working an opening” in many fluid sports. Soccer teams will probe down the right, through the middle, on the left, or through half-spaces in order to create advantageous situations for an attack. Basketball teams will run screens, pick-and-rolls, weaves, and other plays to get an open look for a […]

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From Frantz Jean to You: Evaluating Goalies is Hard

Have you ever caught yourself staring intently while evaluating goalies during training camp or tryouts and thought to yourself “I have no idea what I’m doing?” Welcome to the club. A goaltender can be lights-out stand-on-his-head incredible one night and the second coming of Red Light Racicot the next. But we all know that if […]

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Using Video Analysis to Help Your Players Skating

Using video analysis to improve hockey players full skill set. The advancements in technology over the past 10 years has been nothing short of incredible. We have gone from WAP mobile internet on tiny screens to 4G speeds that enable us to talk face to face with anyone, anywhere in the world! The addition of […]

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Design Your Own Ice Hockey Training Program

School is finally out, kids are excited and families are on their way to enjoying summer. Whether you’re up at the lake, cabin, or just chilling in the back yard, I know you’re wondering what your young hockey player can do to stay in shape. I have parents ask me every year if I can […]


High to Low in the Offensive Zone

Recently, the Los Angeles Kings made a point to reference the fact that their team needs to generate better chances. This topic was revisited in a recent piece on pursuing Joe Thornton. In both pieces, the Kings are discussed as needing to generate higher quality chances to the slot area, whether that’s through passing or […]

Stimson High Low Ice Hockey Coach Forecheck

Hockey Share Drill of the Week: Low Cut Cycle   Drill Description: X1 attack the middle of the ice and pivots back around the first cone to buy space. X1 then starts heading up the half wall and cuts back and makes a cycle pass to X2. X1 continues to drive down the wall and gets a return pass from X2. X1 drives […]

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