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

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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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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How To Clean Hockey Equipment

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 ...

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How to Pass the Puck – Hockey passing tips

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 ...

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NHL Shot Breakdown with Lance Bouma

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 ...

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5 ways to pick the puck up off the ice

5 ways to pick the puck up off the ice

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Even though I've done a video on this before, I still get requests to explain it. I have a detailed video here on the ice, but I thought it would be fun to update the video and ...

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Don’t Shoot the Puck!

Don’t Shoot the Puck!

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I work with a lot of hockey players and I'm always trying to figure out common errors in their shots so they can progress as quickly as possible. A common trend I notice with ...

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Breaking down the moving slapshot

Breaking down the moving slapshot

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Our friend Matt from WinnPro Hockey has been contributing videos to our Hockey Movement channel for a while now and we are happy to feature his latest video on how to take a ...

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What is your shot missing?

What is your shot missing?

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Every shot in hockey is not just one motion, but a combination of many subtle movements. Every part of your body is working together to generate power, accuracy, lift and control ...

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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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