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CoachThem Drill of the Week: Continuous 2 vs 1 & 3 vs 2

February 14, 2019

Drill Description Part 1 On whistle, two F's swing into Dzone and go down the ice attacking 2 vs 1 with the D that stepped out Part 2 Right after the 2 vs 1 is complete, 3 F's swing out and two D step to the middle to start 3 vs 2 attack to the opposite end Key Points: Gather ...

PODCAST | Coach Agent Neil Glasberg: How To Find The Best Fit

February 13, 2019

Neil Glasberg is a coaching agent and advocate for fair practices when it comes to our profession. It's not easy to make choices when there isn't a ton of available information, so it's a good thing we were able to borrow some of Neil's time. It's easy for players and fans to forget about the trials and tribulations of hockey ...

The Defenseman’s Perspective: How to Protect the Middle of the Ice

February 13, 2019

The shortest distance to the net is through middle ice (between the dots) so you’d better be prepared to defend this area. Goal scorers know the importance of entering and exiting the neutral zone (NZ) with speed and puck control. It’s much harder for a puck carrier to take the puck wide outside the dots and beat a defender with speed ...

How to Build Better Hockey Teams With the Power of Personality Insights

February 12, 2019

The biggest function of the modern hockey coach is pushing the right buttons with each individual player. The blanket approach of the past is long gone. The best coaches of yesterday knew this, which is why those coaches lasted as long as they did. Pushing buttons might have a negative connotation, but it doesn't have to. If you understand the ...