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!
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How To Make A Weighted Hockey Stick

Many hockey players are looking for new ways to improve their stickhandling. One stickhandling tip that I found REALLY helps is using a weighted hockey stick. There are a lot of products on the market like hockey stick weights, and even just plain heavy hockey sticks, but I found a great way to ...

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How will Tennis and Squash Help you in Hockey?

Tennis and sqaush are great sports to participate in because you really only need two people to play. You can also play by yourself if you really want, however you will not be challenged quite as much. I like squash a bit more because you are constantly changing direction, and you must move fast in ...

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How Will Soccer Help Your Hockey Skills?

How Will Soccer Make You A Better Hockey Player? Soccer is great to play on a team, with friends, or by yourself just kicking the ball against a wall, or even practicing some moves. I think the biggest improvement players would notice after a few good soccer sessions would be their improvement in ...

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How Will Lacrosse Help With Hockey?

Lacrosse is probably the best summer sport to play, as it is very similar to hockey. Wayne Gretzky, one of the best players of all time was known for also being great at Lacrosse. I read in Gretzky's book that when he played in the minors a coach on the other team offered $5 for every hit laid on ...

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Allow Me To Introduce Myself…

Hello Everyone For the past few months we have been talking at you, but not with you. I thought I would take a break and introduce myself. My friend and I have been working hard over the last few months to bring some great hockey tips to the online hockey community. We have been working so ...

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This is Canada

pond hockey

The Canadian Pond Hockey Championships were held in February 2010 at Deerhurst Resort in the beautiful town of Huntsville, Ontario. I had the privilege of attending this great event and wanted to share the experience. Why I love Pond Hockey I have played hockey outdoors since I was a child. I ...

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How to Backhand Topshelf Video

This is a video we made that show's how to backhand topshelf. This backhand video has gotten some good feedback on youtube and shows a skill that too many hockey players ignore. WORK ON YOUR BACKHAND! you will score more goals. I see to many players just shovel the puck into the goalies pad because ...

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How To Hockey Stop

how to hockey stop

A common problem that many new hockey players have is learning how to stop. I don’t mean stopping by dragging your foot, doing a 360 or running into the boards, I mean doing a proper hockey stop! In this article we have four videos to help explain the hockey stop. I have written this article ...

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How to Hockey Stop Video

If you know anyone who is learning how to stop on ice skates these videos are a must watch! We have done two videos on how to stop in hockey so far. The first video just show's the basics, and in the second I do a step by step guide on how to stop on skates. These videos compliment our how to ...

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Slapshot Tips Video

This video was made to explain some slapshot tips for defensemen. This video compliments our article how to take a slapshot. A few of the slapshot tips for defensemen include keeping the puck low, work on accuracy first, and if you have your team mates in front of the net, take an easy low ...

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Fun Hockey Drills

I found this great list of the top 10 fun hockey drills. I thought I would share it on our blog for any coach that is looking for some fun hockey drills. A lot of hockey coaches want nothing more for their kids to win the championships, but a lot of hockey players want nothing more than to have ...

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What Makes a Good Hockey Coach?

Good players need talent but they also need good coaches The most important quality you need to coach is enthusiasm. People respond brilliantly to an eager, hard working leader. It takes time to build up coaching skills and experience, but help is available. A task of the OMHA is to look ...

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Atom Hockey Drills OMHA

Hockey Drills for Atom Level Here is a great set of hockey drills for atom coaches and players. These drills focus on skating, shooting, checking, evasive maneuvers, team tactics, crossovers, stickhandling, passing and net drives. These drills were produced by the OMHA and are re-published with ...

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How to Snipe Top Shelf on Your Backhand

Backhand Shot Tips This article shows you how to take a backhand when you are close to the net, I also recommend my article and video on how to take a backhand shot, where I show the most powerful method that should be used when further from the net. Not being able to put your backhand shot in ...

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OMHA Novice / Squirt Hockey Drills

Hockey Drills for Novice / Squirt players These drills are great for any coach who is coaching novice hockey players. These drills focus on team tactics, individual tactics and technical tactics as outlined in the Skills Guide. The drills also focus on passing, skating, agility, and stopping. ...

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How to Take a Backhand Shot

How to Take a Backhand Shot in Hockey In hockey a backhand shot is very important. Some players such as Mats Sundin, Patrick Kane, Evengi Malkin, and Sidney Crosby are known for having powerful backhand shots. Sidney Crosby is said to use a flatter curve on his stick (as did Doug Gilmour) which ...

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