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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5 Hockey Drills to Improve Acceleration

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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 ...

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Can you Bud Holloway?

Bud Holloway

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 St Johns Ice Caps of the AHL. What's so amazing about his save? It was a completely, out-of-nowhere mid air, fully stretched STICK save. ...

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How to Hit the Net

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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 is a little different. ...

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How to Beat the Goalie

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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 or chest. Don't let this happen ...

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The Soft Touch Stickhandling Drill

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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. ...

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Crash Course for fitting Hockey Equipment

Hockey Equipment fitting guide

If you're looking to start playing hockey you will need to get proper fitting hockey equipment. This can be a confusing process if you've never played before. We recommend going to a good local hockey shop with knowledgeable staff to answer your questions and help you find the right fit, but that ...

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Progression Drills for Hockey Practice

By Tyler Hinds, ProSmart Hockey (@THinds3) We are well into our season now, practices have become routine, maybe even monotonous, and the players are looking a little complacent. It’s time to spice things up a bit so that we can continue to challenge our players to keep developing their skills. ...

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How to make your sticks last longer

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As a men's league hockey player I know the pain of breaking a hockey stick. I'm a frugal guy, so every time I was in a sports store I would look for big discounts on hockey sticks so I could have some backups when needed. My frugality led me to focusing on how to get the most life out of each ...

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The Rink Within the Rink – Using the Markings

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We're breaking down some fundamental defensive strategies to help you play better hockey. These tips aren't just for defensemen. Anyone who plays hockey should know how to play defense, because remember, when the other team has the puck, everyone is playing defense. Using the Markings ...

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“Automatic Learning” in Hockey Drills

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This is a guest post from Jason from Training2point0 Hey How to Hockey Readers,   I wanted to share with How To Hockey followers the concept of “Automatic Learning”. Imagine doing a drill that makes it impossible for you to fail. Imagine a drill that doesn’t require any thinking or cues or ...

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How To Clean Hockey Equipment

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Cleaning and storing your hockey equipment is a big part of the game. Sure, how you play on the ice is important, but if you don't clean your equipment or do SOMETHING to keep it from stinking after each skate you WILL stink. In order to keep you fresh on the ice, I've put together a simple ...

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How to Pass the Puck – Hockey passing tips

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We haven't talked much about passing here on How To Hockey in the past, so I thought a mini series on passing would be a good topic to cover. In the videos below I cover how to give a pass, and how to get a pass. I pass on some simple tips that will make you much more consistent on the ice. Tips ...

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NHL Shot Breakdown with Lance Bouma

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I had the chance to be on the ice with a couple NHL players this summer. I took the chance to record a lot of videos which I am slowly editing and will be releasing soon. A lot of the videos will be on TurksSnipers.com first, as I'm helping NHL shooting coach Tim Turk create an online shooting ...

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Hockey Shot Target Review

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I'm a firm believer in having targets in the net when you're practicing your shot. It doesn't make sense to just shoot at an open net, if you're working on your power you might as well have some targets in the net as well and improve your accuracy at the same time. It's been proven in studies ...

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