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

How to Perform Backwards Crossovers – Step by Step Instruction

How to Perform Backwards Crossovers – Step by Step Instruction

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We asked the fans of our hockey page on Facebook what skating skill they needed the most help with and most of them asked for help with the backwards crossovers. The backwards ...

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How to Improve Skating Acceleration

How to Improve Skating Acceleration

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When you are in a game one of the biggest advantages that you can have over your opponent is quick acceleration. Your ability to quickly go from coasting to full speed will help ...

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Cheap and Easy Ideas to make Shooting Practice more fun

Cheap and Easy Ideas to make Shooting Practice more fun

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As a kid I spent a lot of time in my barn shooting pucks. Sometimes I would get tired of shooting at the same four targets (or I would break the targets) so I would always try to ...

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Drills to Train for Shooting Accuracy

Drills to Train for Shooting Accuracy

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Practicing your shot can get a bit old if you are shooting on a regular basis, so I made a video showing a few drills that will make shooting a bit more fun. These drills are ...

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Snapshot / Wristshot Challenge – Summer 2012

Snapshot / Wristshot Challenge – Summer 2012

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Last summer I worked on my slapshot and ended up increasing my slapshot speed by 20 MPH. If you want some help with your slapshot you can see the basics and links to other related ...

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6 Ways to Improve your Hockey Skills over the summer

6 Ways to Improve your Hockey Skills over the summer

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How great would it be to step onto the ice next season and be BETTER than the last time you skated? Well it is quite possible and the summer time is a great time to sharpen some ...

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How to Gain On-Ice Speed with Off-Ice Training

How to Gain On-Ice Speed with Off-Ice Training

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By Jarod Palmer, Minnesota Wild Player Note: HUGE thanks to Jarod for writing this article for How To Hockey. This article is a detailed account of how he got his speed up to ...

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How to perfect the one-timer

How to perfect the one-timer

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The one-timer is a great shot if you can do it properly, it is also a great way to embarrass yourself on the ice if you don't know how to do it properly. There is nothing worse ...

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How to Win Faceoffs in Hockey – Face Off Tips

How to Win Faceoffs in Hockey – Face Off Tips

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If you are a centermen one of your major responsibilities on the ice is to win face-offs. Some players who are new to the game overlook the importance of this job and approach the ...

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Forward Crossovers Basics

Forward Crossovers Basics

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We have had a lot of requests for more skating videos and articles so here is one for forward skating, we have some basic articles already for how to skate and how to stop, so ...

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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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Deke of the Week 9 – Backhand Toe Drag

Deke of the Week 9 – Backhand Toe Drag

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If you are looking for a new move to try out during practice or shinny then todays deke of the week is a great one to practice. This is a shifty move that I like to use when I ...

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What to do with Broken Hockey Sticks

What to do with Broken Hockey Sticks

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I think I might have a problem, I just can't bring myself to throw out my broken hockey sticks. Many people pay over $100 for a stick, so when it breaks half way through the ...

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Complete Guide to Stickhandling

Complete Guide to Stickhandling

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In an effort to bring you the most comprehensive and in depth hockey training I have created the complete guide to stickhandling. I have written a number of articles on ...

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Deke of the Week 8 – Toe Drag

Deke of the Week 8 – Toe Drag

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In the latest deke of the week (or month :P) we bring you the toe drag. The toe drag is a very effective move IF you can master it. This is one of those moves that you don't want ...

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Stickhandling Progress Tracking Sheet

Stickhandling Progress Tracking Sheet

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After releasing my Complete guide to stickhandling I had a number of requests for a way to track progress while completing the drills in the book / video. I decided to make the ...

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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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Tips to Safely Block a Shot in Hockey

Tips to Safely Block a Shot in Hockey

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Hey guys, we are pumped for the new hockey season and will be trying our best to get videos and articles up as quickly as possible. In this video we are on the ice again and ...

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How to Backhand Toe Drag

How to Backhand Toe Drag

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Last summer I showed you how to toe drag and this summer I am going to show the backhand toe drag. The toe drag is a great move to use and very deceptive, if you can perfect the ...

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The Best of How To Hockey – Summer Edition

The Best of How To Hockey – Summer Edition

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Last summer we wrote a bunch of articles and made quite a few videos to help with stuff like shooting and stickhandling. I get quite a few emails asking for drills or tips for ...

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