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

Understanding Your Edges: 6 Edge Work drills to Improve Balance and Control

Understanding Your Edges: 6 Edge Work drills to Improve Balance and Control

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In order to be a great skater you need good balance. New hockey players are usually off balance, bow-legged, stutter stepping and some look like they just finished riding a horse ...

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Using your Edges in Dekes – NHL Examples

Using your Edges in Dekes – NHL Examples

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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 ...

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The Secret to Balance, Speed, and Power

The Secret to Balance, Speed, and Power

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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 ...

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Proper Hockey Stance: The Importance of Knee Bend

Proper Hockey Stance: The Importance of Knee Bend

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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 ...

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How to Skate (for Hockey Players)

How to Skate (for Hockey Players)

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I am happy to present our newest video series that will teach you how to skate. These videos are specifically for hockey players. Hockey players will skate differently than figure ...

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Get More Power on Your Backhand

Get More Power on Your Backhand

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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 ...

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How To Lift the Backhand – Backhand Challenge

How To Lift the Backhand – Backhand Challenge

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We are on day 2 of the backhand challenge to shoot 1000 backhands in one week (if you want to know about future challenges be sure to sign up to our newsletter and Facebook page). ...

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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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Hockey Shooting Analysis – Have your shot analyzed

Hockey Shooting Analysis – Have your shot analyzed

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I am pleased to announce a new service for a limited time. For the next month or so I will be offering a shooting analysis service for anyone who would like some 1 on 1 advice ...

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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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Inline / Rollerblading Drills for Hockey Players

Inline / Rollerblading Drills for Hockey Players

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A big complaint among hockey players in the more remote areas is that there is no place to skate over the summer months. This was certainly a problem for me growing up. I grew up ...

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Top 10 (okay 15) Questions and Answers when building a backyard rink

Top 10 (okay 15) Questions and Answers when building a backyard rink

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Building a backyard rink is a great way to play hockey at home with friends. Unfortunately you can't just toss a rink up, there is a right way to build a rink and many wrong ways. ...

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Improve your Scoring Sense (with a gargage can!) – Learn when to shoot

Improve your Scoring Sense (with a gargage can!) – Learn when to shoot

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Some hockey players seem to have a knack for scoring, it seems like whenever they shoot they find the back of the net. How do they do that? Well, it takes a lot of practice and a ...

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Learn the Quick Release from 3 different positions

Learn the Quick Release from 3 different positions

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At a young age a powerful shot with good accuracy will help you score a lot of goals, however the older you get and the more competitive the hockey gets the faster the game ...

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How to Work on Your Shot Inside (without breaking stuff!)

How to Work on Your Shot Inside (without breaking stuff!)

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A big problem for a lot of people who want to practice their shot is they do not have the space. In order to work on your shot at home you typically need a hockey net, and a big ...

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Advanced shooting training – toe shots, changing the release point, shooting in stride

Advanced shooting training – toe shots, changing the release point, shooting in stride

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If you browse the how to hockey website enough you will find that the fundamentals of every shot have been covered in detail, most of you who have been following how to hockey for ...

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3 Tips for Defencemen when Using the Boards

3 Tips for Defencemen when Using the Boards

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In this article and video Ken delivers three tips on how to use the boards in the defensive end. The boards are a great tool to have, and as a defensemen you should know how to ...

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How to do the Mohawk Turn

How to do the Mohawk Turn

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The Mohawk turn (some people call it the Eagle turn) is a fairly simple skating maneuver to perfect if you are already comfortable on your edges. One player who seems to use this ...

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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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How To Do the Datsyukian Deke

How To Do the Datsyukian Deke

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The Datsyukian deke is probably the most magnificent feat I have ever seen a hockey player perform on more than one occasion. When performed properly this move sends the goalie to ...

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