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4 Corners – D vs. O

Drill:1. Place O in each corner with a puck2. D starts in front of net and skates toward one of the O3. When he stops and transitions, the O drives the net and they play 1 on 1 until a score, puck freeze or D clears the puck4. D then picks another O an…

What evaluators look for during try-outs

I’ve been asked a lot over the years what I look for in a player during evaluations.  After watching my son during various AA & AAA Ice try-outs, I’ve been thinking more about this topic and wanted to share a bit of what I look for and some ot…

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Hockey Dad Plays Field Hockey Daughter in Annual Parent Game

August 16, 2013 Coaches, General 2 Comments

To understand a sport you need to play it, even if it’s against your own kid.

I watch her play, rain or shine.  I want to know how good she and her teammates are, and I’m curious as to how I match up.  Kate is unaware that I secretly practice.  The annual parent—daughter field hockey game is an unusual way to bond, but family bragging rights are at stake.

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IHD Newsletter – August 2013

August 16, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
This month's newsletter has been sent.  You can read the August 2013 Newsletter here.

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IHD Newsletter – August 2013

August 16, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
This month's newsletter has been sent.  You can read the August 2013 Newsletter here.

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A Day with Tony Horacek at Midget National Camp

August 11, 2013 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

I posted about this before but just in case you don’t remember, my organization has former NHL player Tony Horacek coaching our 16 National program. Tony invited me out to skate with his team yesterday to help with day 2 of his summer camp. I took the opportunity with excitement because I really like watching how other coaches do things and with my summer camp starting next Friday I figured it would give me some ideas on things to add to my program. I’ve watched Tony run practice in the past and admired how up-tempo the skates are and how he handles the team. I wish I could have attended all three days of his camp but with mine coming up next weekend I didn’t have the free time this week to commit. Here is a breakdown of his day 2 camp schedule.

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1 on 1 Battles – Backchecking & Beat your Man

August 7, 2013 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Drill:
This drill runs 2 separate drills on each half of the rink.
Left side is a 1 on 1 battle (defense strong)
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St. Norbert’s 1×1 Warm-up Drill

August 3, 2013 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Here’s another drill from the coaches at St. Norbert’s. This drill can be used at any time during a practice session but I like it as an early practice warm-up type of drill. Give it a try.

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