Category: Coaching

How to coach hockey. This category will be filled with articles that have hockey coaching tips, and advice for coaching hockey.

Improve your 1 on 1 Defense – 4 video series

Improve your 1 on 1 Defense – 4 video series

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One topic we haven't covered a lot here on How To Hockey is defense. I've been getting requests for a few years for more info for playing defense, so I have put together a 4 video ...

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Advanced Hockey Drills – 101 drill collection

Advanced Hockey Drills – 101 drill collection

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Hockey drills are the backbone of a good practice. Coaches are always scouring for new drills to try to teach a certain point, or help their players develop and enhance their ...

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Why you should play sports other than hockey

Why you should play sports other than hockey

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Yes I know, this entire website and Youtube channel is dedicated to helping you improve your hockey skills, so what kind of lunatic would tell you to play different sports? This ...

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A Story of True Sportsmanship in Hockey – Every player can learn from this

A Story of True Sportsmanship in Hockey – Every player can learn from this

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Every now and then I like to share a motivational or inspirational story to help show what hockey is all about. I recently shared a story of how one player did not start playing ...

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Challenge – Improve any skill in 30 days – Action plan included

Challenge – Improve any skill in 30 days – Action plan included

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The off-season is here and you have every good intention of working on your shot, or practicing your dangles every day (okay maybe at least a few times a week) but lets be honest, ...

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Why You Need to be Your Own Coach

Why You Need to be Your Own Coach

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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 ...

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The Ultimate Resource Guide for Hockey Coaches

The Ultimate Resource Guide for Hockey Coaches

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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 ...

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Winning Thoughts – How to Create a Winning Culture

Winning Thoughts – How to Create a Winning Culture

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In sports, any little edge that you can give to your team that the other team does not have, will help your team win more games. The video below focuses on the mental side of ...

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Hockey Sense: Yes You CAN learn it

Hockey Sense: Yes You CAN learn it

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Hockey sense is the most elusive skill to learn and teach. Many people hold the false belief that players either have hockey sense or they don't. These are the people that will ...

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Five Breakout Plays Every Hockey Player Should Know

Five Breakout Plays Every Hockey Player Should Know

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As a hockey coach and a player I am always trying to become smarter, better, and faster. What some players don't realize is that by knowing your position and knowing your plays ...

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The Role of a Centerman in Hockey

The Role of a Centerman in Hockey

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When you are playing organized hockey it is important that everyone on the team plays their positions and does "their job". I like to teach each player what their job is so they ...

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Hockey Cheat Sheet

Hockey Cheat Sheet

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Lets be honest, there is a lot to learn when it comes to positioning in hockey and you might have heard it 20 times but some of us just aren't verbal learners. For all the visual ...

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The Role of a Winger in Hockey

The Role of a Winger in Hockey

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There are two wingers in hockey, right wing, and left wing. Both wing men, as well as the centermen are referred to as forwards. The forwards are offensively minded and will score ...

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What Makes a Good Hockey Coach?

What Makes a Good Hockey Coach?

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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 ...

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