In episode 5 of The Breakdown with Dave Starman, Dave takes a look at how to improve your player’s fundamental skills of passing and shooting.
With a lot of youth hockey seasons coming to an end, Dave feels it’s a great time to double down on some of the basic skills and tactics of the game.
“To me, this is the best time for us as coaches to be able to take the simplest of skills that we teach our players and show them how it is transferable into game situations.”
Watch as he shares some great drills to help your players work on their one-timers, catch and release shooting, and getting pucks through traffic.
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Great stuff as always. Perfect series to share with youth coaches in your world that struggle for ways to show and explain the basics of skill.
Thank you for “Breakdown”. Your explanation to the many facets of the game are very helpful to me. But, I do have a question regarding another aspect of the game. What is the best way to practice puck support in practice with bantams and pee wee? Can you suggest any drills?