Category: Hockey tips

A list of ice hockey tips to help you become a better hockey player. We add ice hockey tips on a regular basis

4 Tips to Improve Your Accuracy

4 Tips to Improve Your Accuracy

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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 ...

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How To Play Defense – Roles and Responsibilities

How To Play Defense – Roles and Responsibilities

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In previous articles I've written about the roles of a winger, and the roles of a centerman. In this article I will be going into detail about the roles and responsibilities of ...

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How to Skate like Sidney Crosby

How to Skate like Sidney Crosby

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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 ...

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NHL Stickhandling Drills

NHL Stickhandling Drills

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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 ...

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Connor McDavid Skating and Stickhandling Drills

Connor McDavid Skating and Stickhandling Drills

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When looking for drills, people often look to the pro's. What is Crosby doing? What is Patrick Kane doing? But they ALREADY made it. Sure we might be able to get some tips or ...

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5 exercises to improve skating without ice

5 exercises to improve skating without ice

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When you start playing hockey, almost anything you can do that is related to skating can improve your skills on the ice. A big issue for any hockey player is that ice time is ...

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Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel Skating Stride Analyzed

Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel Skating Stride Analyzed

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Robby Glantz is one of the most respected skating instructors in hockey today. He's been teaching for over 20 years, has released numerous instructional videos, and works with a ...

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Summer Stickhandling Drills with Marsblade

Summer Stickhandling Drills with Marsblade

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Two hockey skills that are easy to practice over the summer are stickhandling and shooting. All you need is a smooth surface and a net, and you're good to go! The only issue with ...

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Summer Inline Skating Drills with Marsblade

Summer Inline Skating Drills with Marsblade

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As a young hockey players I was always looking for ways to work on my skills in the summer. One summer I bought a pair of roller blades and was excited at the similarities to ...

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Don’t Rim the Puck

Don’t Rim the Puck

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A few years ago I was working at a hockey camp with Dennis Maruk (former 50 goal scorer and NHL all-star) and we were ending the camp with a scrimmage. One of the students playing ...

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5 Hockey Drills to Improve Acceleration

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, ...

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How to Hit the Net

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 ...

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Should you tweak your stride? – Slow motion forward stride analysis

Should you tweak your stride? – Slow motion forward stride analysis

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Seeing something in slow motion is a great way to grasp concepts. I love just watching techniques in slow motion so I can notice minor details. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of ...

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How to Beat the Goalie

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 ...

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The Soft Touch Stickhandling Drill

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 ...

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Progression Drills for Hockey Practice

Progression Drills for Hockey Practice

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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 ...

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How to make your sticks last longer

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 ...

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The Rink Within the Rink – Using the Markings

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 ...

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“Automatic Learning” in Hockey Drills

“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 ...

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Daniel Sedin Stickhandling Drills – Train like a Canuck

Daniel Sedin Stickhandling Drills – Train like a Canuck

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The Vancouver Canucks have recently started a new training section on their YouTube channel. Currently there are two stickhandling videos that I wanted to share with you. These ...

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