DESIGN YOUR OWN TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SUMMER ICE HOCKEYPermalink to

DESIGN YOUR OWN TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SUMMER ICE HOCKEY

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 […]

TRAINING PROGRAM DESIGN YOUR OWN SUMMER ICE HOCKEY
High to Low in the Offensive ZonePermalink to

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 […]

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Hockey Share Drill of the Week: Low Cut CyclePermalink to

Hockey Share Drill of the Week: Low Cut Cycle

https://hockeyshare-animation.s3.amazonaws.com/video-2106405-1497640343.mp4   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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How to Build an Indestructible Team CulturePermalink to

How to Build an Indestructible Team Culture

I’m about to break a cardinal rule of blogging by introducing the conclusion of my article right now. That’s how important this particular element of team culture is. People. Sometimes I have a hard time remembering exactly how the teams I’ve coached performed over the years, but I never have trouble remembering the people. We’ve […]

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Forecheck Data AnalysisPermalink to

Forecheck Data Analysis

Hockey analytics has long been about what happens in the front office. How are players evaluated? What trades should be made? What players should be drafted? The game itself proves more difficult to analyze due to a lack of data. While some strides have been made in the public sphere related to zone entries, exits, […]

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CORE STRENGTH FOR HOCKEY PLAYERS IS KEY TO OPTIMAL PERFORMANCEPermalink to

CORE STRENGTH FOR HOCKEY PLAYERS IS KEY TO OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

There’s a reason why you hear everyone talking about how important core strength is. I have parents comment to me all the time that their player “needs core strength”. While that may be true, it’s very hard if not impossible to watch a player on the ice and determine if they “need core strength”, but […]

Mike Pickles Core Strength Ice Hockey Coach Training
Profile: Willie Desjardins & a Life Coaching HockeyPermalink to

Profile: Willie Desjardins & a Life Coaching Hockey

Watching Willie Desjardins’ speak in the excerpt below and the full video on our members’ site was a little conflicting. I’ll be honest – I love hearing what the former head coach of the Vancouver Canucks has to say. He’s laid back, down to earth, relaxed, and quite strong in his philosophies. But it’s difficult […]

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Bill Peters & the Importance of Situational AwarenessPermalink to

Bill Peters & the Importance of Situational Awareness

Bill Peters, Head Coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, is here to tell you that the theory floating around that faceoffs are overrated is…overrated. For Peters, faceoffs matter. “A faceoff is your team’s first 50/50 battle of the shift. So you know if your team is engaged emotionally by how they execute off draws.” That’s Bill […]

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STICKING TO THE BASICS FOR SUPERIOR RESULTSPermalink to

STICKING TO THE BASICS FOR SUPERIOR RESULTS

    After I graduated college I started working with Varsity athletes right away, but I had no experience. I simply relied on my education that gave me the working knowledge of exercise science to design proper programs. With my background in bodybuilding I knew how to build strength and I knew how strength enhanced […]

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Words Are Energy and Affect Performance in Ice HockeyPermalink to

Words Are Energy and Affect Performance in Ice Hockey

Words are energy. In many of our locker rooms and video rooms across the hockey world, words are often used to inspire, motivate, instill buy-in and correct hockey players. However, often coaches are not fully aware of the energetic consequences that come from using certain words. In their quest for honesty and accountability, they may […]

Walter Aguilar Ice Hockey Coach Energy Performance