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5 Hockey Drills to Improve Acceleration

March 2, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Speed is important in hockey, but too often players see speed as only going straight down the ice. In hockey you have to be fast in many areas. We need speed in acceleration, crossovers, lateral speed, stopping, turning and transitions. As you can see, there are many areas of your game that you can work […]

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Can you Bud Holloway?

February 24, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

A few days ago Bud Holloway performed one of the most amazing saves that you may ever see. The only thing is… he’s not a goalie. Holloway is a forward for the Binghampton Senators of the AHL. What’s so amazing about his save? It was a completely, out-of-nowhere mid air, fully stretched STICK save. Yes, […]

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How to Hit the Net

February 18, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

I’ve done a lot of videos and articles on improving your shot, but once you get a decent shot the next problem is HITTING THE NET. I typed that in caps because you have to read that part in a coaches voice “HIT THE NET”. While I’ve done a video on accuracy before, this one […]

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Should you tweak your stride? – Slow motion forward stride analysis

February 17, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Seeing something in slow motion is a great way to grasp concepts. I love just watching techniques in slow motion so I can notice minor details. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of good slow motion footage available, so when I had the chance to record my own I jumped on it. In this video I […]

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Tips for Selecting Hockey Equipment

February 2, 2016 Equipment, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Top Hockey Equipment Tips And Tricks

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Tips for Selecting Hockey Equipment

February 2, 2016 Equipment, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Top Hockey Equipment Tips And Tricks

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Tips for Selecting Hockey Equipment

February 2, 2016 Equipment, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Top Hockey Equipment Tips And Tricks

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How to Beat the Goalie

January 25, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

As a coach and player I see this scenario all too often. A player gets a clean break, one on one with the goalie. They look down at their stick and shoot, or completely freeze up and then get too close to the goalie to do anything and jam the puck right into his pads […]

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How to Install a backyard rink Liner and Fill It

January 12, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

After building your backyard rink it’s time to install the liner. You don’t want to rush this process though as having your liner in too early can cause some problems (debris build up, and tears that cause leaks) When to install your liner and how to fill it When the weather will be consistently below […]

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The Soft Touch Stickhandling Drill

January 8, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Last year I started a series on stickhandling drills. This is the first skill that I recommend any hockey player learns when it comes to stickhandling. It’s a simple movement, but is quite difficult for new players to perform quickly. Learning to do this at a decent speed will teach many things. What we’re learning […]

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