3 Tips for Young Defensemen to Master Backwards Transitions

Vancouver Hockey School students work on backwards transitions at Rep Prep Camp   As a coach or parent of a young defenseman you watch in agony as your future star continuously gets skated around while attempting to play a 1 vs 1. You hear the coach or parent yelling in desperation “pivot, pivot backwards” without […]

Vancouver Hockey School students work on backwards pivots during skating camp

Hockey Share Drill of the Week – Breakout 2 on 1 Timing

    Drill Description:  D1 starts behind the net and passes to F1. F1 cuts down to the hash marks – always facing D to receive the breakout pass. F2 cuts into the zone and across the ice, timing the play to receive the pass in the middle of the ice. F1 passes to F2. […]

Hockey Share Drill of the Week – 3 on 3 with Neutral QB

    Drill Description:  1) Players compete 3 on 3 2) When a change of posession occurs, players must pass out to coaches before they can attack the net Notes: Coaches can be substitued with extra D to keep more skaters involved. To keep the drill competitive, you can have the group that scores stay […]

Hockey Share Drill of the Week – 3 on 3 Time Bomb

    Drill Description:  Teams play 3 on 3 in the neutral zone. If the puck goes past the blue line, the attacking team has 3 seconds to regain control of the puck. The defensive team is not allowed to cross the blue line. If the offensive team fails to retreive the puck in 3 […]

Hockey Share Drill of the Week – 4 Corner Criss Cross Passing

    Drill Description:  X1 passes to X2 and begins looping around the far NZ faceoff dot. X2 passes across the ice to X3 and gets an immediate return pass. X2 passes across ice to X1 who is looping around the far dot line (staying out of the center circle). Opposite lines go simultaneously. Notes: […]

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Video: Troy Smith – Developing Defensemen

It always comes back to the fundamentals. No matter how complex the system is or how well it’s taught, execution will come down to the fundamentals. So often in today’s game, and we’re talking right down to atom-aged players, coaches put a huge emphasis instilling systems within their group that will allow them to win […]

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Keen Hockey – No goalie? No problem’s…

So coaches, how many times have you turned up to practice and found out the goalies are sick or not able to attend? I can guarantee it’s happened to all of us at least a few times. Here are some game ideas you can utilize! Any questions, or insight please don’t hesitate to get in […]

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Hockey Share Drill of the Week – Redwing Warmup

    Drill Description:  F1 and D1 pass back and forth going down ice (D1 backwards, F1 forwards) Once F1 gets to the blue line, F1 cuts to the middle and passes to F2 for a give & go D1 times the play and gets a second puck while following F1 up ice F1 drives […]

Redwing Warmup