That’s a Wrap on the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference!July 22, 2019
On one hand it's sad to see another conference come and go. But on another, more sensible hand, it's exciting to have the hard work behind us so we can look forward on the hard work to come. Pretty soon training camp will roll around and you'll immediately be knee-deep in another season of hockey. Whether that's at the pro ...
Dictating Shot Quality & Defensive Zone Coverage on the PowerplayJuly 17, 2019
Last time, we talked about how special teams play in hockey is often matchup based due to coaching choices and so we should analyze it that way to gain an edge. The previous piece I wrote was focused on breakout plays and the corresponding forecheck. Today, we're going to talk about puck movement in the offensive zone once the PP ...
CoachThem Small Area Game of the Week: 1 on 1 Protect the GateJuly 16, 2019
Drill Description Place 2 pylons near top of circle about 1 foot apart Coach dumps puck in each corner, X and O race to puck Player that gets puck tries to skate it though pylons, player without puck tries to protect the gate If puck gets turned over, change roles Key Points: Quick feet, good puck protection Defence stay on ...