Hi my name is Jeremy Rupke. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. I'm active on Instagram, Facebook and more, you can follow through the links above. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!
Browsing All Posts By Coach Jeremy

Top 10 gift ideas for hockey players

See the updated 2018 best gifts for hockey players list here *This post contains affiliate links and many of these companies advertise on this site. As a voice in the hockey community I work to partner with the best hockey companies, and showcase their best products to you. I have only shared ...

READ MORE +

How to Build a Backyard Hockey Rink

The Quick Explanation of building a rink The best way to build a backyard rink that will give you the most skating time, and require the least amount of maintenance is to basically build a temporary above ground pool. The basic components you need are brackets, boards, and a liner. ...

READ MORE +

How Profiling Affects Performance

On top of baking your skate, molding your skate, and doing everything you can to make your skate comfortable, skate blade profiling can greatly help your skating ability. There's lots of options out there, enough to make your head spin. You can have a forward lean, reverse lean, centered lean, what ...

READ MORE +

Black Friday Hockey Deals 2018 edition

I stayed up late to find all the Black Friday hockey deals for 2018. I've included the best ones below, enjoy! Some of these are affiliate links, which means absolutely nothing changes for you, but if you happen to buy something I'll get a commission :) Hockey Monkey - coupon code BLKFRI30 for ...

READ MORE +

Testing a new EZ ICE Rink Kit

I've built a few backyard rinks in my time. One thing remains the same, when it's time to build you need tools, you need a friend and you need at least a full afternoon to get everything laid out. The build typically involves planning, measuring, getting all your supplies in order and then ...

Use the attached promo code for 10% off

HOWTOHOCKEY

Working on Bad Angle Shots

We all know our sweet spot on the ice, and where we're the most deadly. We try our hardest to find ourselves there during the game, but it's never quite that easy. In this video, I show you how to make a small tweak to your off ice training in order to have a better handle on shooting from bad ...

READ MORE +

Change This, Score More!

Every hockey player loves to put the biscuit in the basket, but scoring goals gets harder as the players get smarter at every level, and even experienced NHLers go through slumps. An obvious way to score more goals (besides going to the net) is by being more accurate. We've all heard the same old ...

READ MORE +

Wounded Veteran Hockey in Chicago

Hockey is for everyone! I've featured a 73 year old rookie, watched a video of hockey in Kenya, Hockey in Malaysia, and have heard of all kinds of specialty leagues and teams including Chicago gay hockey and Toronto blind hockey. In this article I'm proud to feature a hockey team specifically for ...

READ MORE +

5 Hockey Drills to Improve Acceleration

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 ...

READ MORE +

4 Tips to Improve Your Accuracy

A good player wants three things, power, accuracy, and a quick release. With these three elements you are a triple threat and should be able to beat the goalie quite a bit. Out of all three skills, I think accuracy is the most important because it requires a player to read the net well, choose a ...

READ MORE +

How to Skate like Sidney Crosby

In my last article I shared some stickhandling drills used by the pro's. In this post I wanted to share some great skating compilations that I feel will help you get an edge over your opponent (if you practice them) In hockey there are a lot of ways to skate. Your most common are the forward ...

READ MORE +

Hockey in Sweden

As a Canadian I'm always curious what hockey is like in other countries. I dream of visiting countries and little known arenas and playing hockey there. I was inspired by an article called how we play hockey in Sweden by Victor Hedman on The Players Tribune. While I might not be able to easily ...

READ MORE +

NHL Stickhandling Drills

Everyone wants better hands, and what better place to look for the best drills than the NHL. The problem is you can't really call up Pavel Datsyuk or Patrick Kane and ask "Hey bud, what drills are you doing to improve?" (The 2nd problem is the best drills for a pro aren't necessarily the best ...

READ MORE +

Shopping cart

Subtotal
Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.
Checkout
Search