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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Using your Edges in Dekes – NHL Examples

When you you get a chance to go one on one with a goalie you want to make sure you use all the tools in your tool box in order to be more deceptive. It seems many hockey players forget about their skating and edge-work when they try to beat the goalie. Sure it's important to have good hands when ...

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The Secret to Balance, Speed, and Power

Do you keep falling over, do you get off balance, are you easily knocked off the puck? You should be more like Sidney Crosby, his personal trainer explains he's so hard to knock off the puck because he stays low This is the second article in our how to skate series and it covers a very important ...

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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. ...

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Proformance Hockey Wax Review

Taping your hockey stick is a regular job for every hockey player. For most players taping the stick is somewhat of a ritual, they do it so many times that they develop different techniques, habits and beliefs of the way they like their tape job. There are many ways to tape a hockey stick, and for ...

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Proper Hockey Stance: The Importance of Knee Bend

This is our first video in a series of skating videos. In the series we will be teaching the fundamentals of skating. Our goal is to help new hockey players understand the basics of skating for hockey, and help experienced players tweak their technique for maximum effectiveness. In this video and ...

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New Extreme Passing Kit Review

HockeyShot has released a new Extreme Passing Kit (shooting pad and pass rebounder combined) that has been redesigned and improved to help hockey players work on their shooting, passing, stickhandling and one-timers at home. The Extreme Passing Kit will help you improve almost every hockey skill ...

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Bantam Hockey Drills

If you are a Bantam coach looking to give your players a good skate, challenge them, and also run a few fun hockey drills then you are in luck. I have found a number of great hockey drills put together by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. These are all available in PDF (download link at bottom ...

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Get More Power on Your Backhand

As part 2 of the backhand challenge (be sure to sign up to our newsletter to join our next challenge!) I wanted to teach you how to get more power on your backhand shots. In this post I have a new video for taking backhands from further away, as well as a number of videos from the pro's unleashing ...

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Easton Mako Skate Review

Last year I caught wind of the Easton Mako and heard that it was going to break a lot of new ground when it came to hockey skates. Easton was working with a former speed skater-turned-hockey-skating-coach to design a new "faster" skate. In fact he started his own skate company and Easton bought it ...

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Take the Backhand Challenge

I thought it would be fun to do a quick challenge to help motivate hockey players (YOU!) to improve their backhands. In my opinion the backhand shot is the most neglected in hockey, almost every player I work with wants help with their slapshot. If you ask me the two most important shots for ...

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Why You Need to be Your Own Coach

There's an old saying in investing "no one cares about your money as much as you". Something similar could probably be said about most hockey players "no one cares about your development as much as you". Being your own coach is especially important for older hockey players. Sure in minor hockey ...

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The Ultimate Resource Guide for Hockey Coaches

As a hockey coach I am always scouring the internet for new ideas, drills, and resources. I have found a number of great drills and videos that I review when I am looking for new ideas. After years of coaching I have compiled and organized quite a list of links to my favourite hockey coaching ...

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