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  1. Reply kowen November 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Hey Jeremy I have been playing rep hockey for two years I am 9 years old,I have a strong slap shot I could go bar down from the hash marks and its super high,i want to know some good defences moves, like how to shoot through all of the players in front of the net.

  2. Reply Shane May 31, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Hey Jeremy, my son is 7 and played select hockey last year. He is starting to learn to raise the puck and stick handle pretty good, but he is more comfortable with his stronger hand on the bottom of the shaft. Should I try for him to change hands?

  3. Reply Felix Chow July 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I’d just subscribed to your site, but still have not gotten an email. I even checked in my spam folder. Does it take a while or something?

  4. Reply James Hensby July 31, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Hi Jeremy, Im 18 and just starting out in Hockey, this website is fantastic for beginners like me. I’m wondering if you’d have any tips for me to help my game on and off the ice and all of the Nutrition stuff. Thanks 🙂

  5. Reply Chandler July 24, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Jeremy, I have watched multiple videos of yours and have really seen an improvement in my game. I’ve noticed that I need a new stick because it is too short but I am confused on which one I should buy. I have never really got to know what I like because I would just use whatever stick my dad bought me. But now that I am older I think that a stick that is a perfect fit could really benefit me. The only problem is that I’m really confused on what brand to get. People will tell me that it is all about personal preference but there is no way to really know what I like if I haven’t tried them all. What’s a way I can find out what brand, curve, flex, and height of a stick that works best for me without having to buy every single one?

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke July 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Try sticks from your friends, or just play around with a bunch of sticks at a store and grab one that feels right.

  6. Reply Luca May 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Hey Jeremy, I love your videos, they are really helping me out. Do you have a video or any tips on how to have real good accuracy? I’m not playing but I’ve been thinking about being on a team. I train a lot everyday and use your tips. Thanks for your enormous help and inspiration.

  7. Reply Anthony wald March 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Jeremy I’ve been trying so hard lately to stop on my weak side I can stop perfectly fine on my right foot but when I try to stop the other way I just skid or do a whole turn any good tips?

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke May 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      It’s all about practice, if you have it on one side you can get it on the other side soon. Just keep practicing and you will slowly get better and better

  8. Reply Ralph March 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Hi Jeremy,

    Do you have experience with girls hockey?

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke May 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      No, I’ve had a few on my team, but have not coached an entire team

  9. Reply vince January 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    hey Jeremy, out of all the top of the line sticks which do you think is the best?

  10. Reply Ed mills January 2, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Great tips!

  11. Reply michael prenoveau January 1, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Jeremy, I signed my son up to the goalie busters program, however I cannot login. my email address is not recognized in your system. We have been getting emails from your company for 2 years now, you would think it should be recognized. please help.

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke January 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

      I will look into it right away

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  16. Reply Justin July 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Hi Jeremy,
    I started playing hockey when I was 6 or 7 and played through my junior year of high school. I played mostly center and right wing. After a 10 year break, I started playing in a local pick-up league about 2 months ago. I’m starting to feel comfortable on my edges again but I really need to re train myself on some of the shooting and stick handling fundimentals

  17. Reply Natalie March 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Hi, I’ve played boys hockey all my life since I was 6. I play for REP almost every year except for first year atom. I used to play defenceman, until my coach said I wasn’t competitive enough, so he switched me to a forward. No body understood the sudden change when I’ve really played defence all my life. I’ve never played forward, but I have some clue to it by watching my teammates play. I am too hesitant when it comes to forward, because I’m afraid their expectations for playing a REP foward in Bantam, are too high. What I really need though however I think, is to learn how to get the puck to the net-all that dangling and stuff. My skating is well, but it’s difficult to out skate them in a Bantam level when they can bodycheck you.

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke March 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Natalie, you can start by reading my article on the role of a winger in hockey. This should give you a good idea of what your roles and responsibilities are. Don’t be afraid to be aggressive when you are on the ice, every body on the ice has a job and you need to make sure you are doing yours. I know if you have played defense your entire life you will be temped to fall back into the defensive position, but remember there are already two defensemen on the ice, so you need to play your position.

      Your basic job is to make sure you get the puck out of your own end, you do this by guarding the other teams defensemen and making sure if the puck comes up your side of the ice you get it first and then move it out of your end. Your other main job is in the offensive zone. You will either be digging in the corner or battling in front of the net. When battling remember to use your legs! They are the most powerful muscles in your body, so get low and push with your legs. If you want to get the puck to the net, protect it with your body, push with your legs and when you have an opening get a shot.

  18. Reply Hank Rodio January 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Yo Jeremy – It’s Hank from NJ. Yo – you make learning fun. I’m goin to
    How to Hockey every chance I get and putting your comon sense
    and fun approach to learning to work – Thanks ! Hank

  19. Reply Nate October 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Hey Jeremy, this is Nate, i subscribed to your emails and blog. i was wondering if you had any tips on being a center men because i really want to play center but i want to learn the positioning and the tricks to being a great center. thank you so muc

  20. Reply ted April 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Hi Jeremy, I have been playing hockey for two years one year of house ( didn’t win one game) and this past year AA bantum ( second best in kansas missouri and Arkansas out of 12 teams). Your vidios have helped me just as much if not more then any coach I have had. Your ” Cheat sheet” helped me alot but it would be nice if you put out a few vidios about hockey sence but even more so boddy checking. This upcoming year I am trying out for a few AAA U16 teams and would appreaciate any advice you may have.

  21. Reply MIHLALI February 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Hi, I am a township girl, can you please help! me, i want to introduce hockey at my place……now i dont know where to start…… plz help. Start with the team number of players, positioning of players and how is it played.

  22. Reply Mike December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Jeremy I play bantam aa and high school. I usually have good games but i recently had a bad game and i cant get it out of my mind. What do you do to get a bad game out of your head

  23. Reply Patrick August 9, 2011 at 5:25 am

    hey,jeremie i was wondering if you have any older league like peewee,bantam ish cause im 2nd year peewee and i really like youre ‘site 🙂 thx

  24. Reply micheal May 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    if you have a square toe hockey stick is it possible u can make it round ???

    • Reply Jeremy May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Not to sure about that, I hear a square toe is better for toe drags, but it shouldn’t make too much of a difference. Just use it until you break the stick, and grab a round toe.

  25. Reply Ben April 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I love how to hockey I got the green biscut and I can deke better please make more deke of the weeks

  26. Reply sahil patel April 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    hey jeremy im a right winger and i really want to master some dekes
    but for some reason i just dont have enough ice time. and it would be really great if you could give some tips on doing the “under the stick deke” because whenever i do the deke im super slow and need tis to improve
    thank you so MUCH!!!!!

  27. Reply Jeremie March 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Hey,LIKE THE SITE & TIPS, i’m on my first season of hockey(bantam house), and we haven’t won a game in the entire year, its not because we aren’t good, its because the other teams are way better and we can’t compete. Anyways, I am center and i have a couple of difficulties; I cant keep up with the opponents, the play is way too quick and I have some difficulties in taking the face-off and also in my positioning because i’m never at the right place for rebounds or pases. I just need some tips so i can improve on my positioning and face-offs. thank you

  28. Reply Jeremie March 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Hey, i’m on my first season of hockey(bantam house), and we haven’t won a game in the entire year, its not because we aren’t good, its because the other teams are way better and we can’t compete. Anyways, I am center and i have a couple of difficulties; I cant keep up with the opponents, the play is way too quick and I have some difficulties in taking the face-off and also in my positioning because i’m never at the right place for rebounds or pases. I just need some tips so i can improve on my positioning and face-offs. thank you

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  30. Reply Jordan January 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Just starting to get into playing hockey (though have been a fan of the sport for years). LOVE the site! Extremely helpful for a beginner who understands the big pitcher but few of the nuances/skills.
    Great variety of articles/videos. Any thought to posting an article on a center’s responsibilites, similar to the one for wingers you have up?

  31. Reply chris December 23, 2010 at 2:07 am

    why dont you put any goalie articles in here

    • Reply Jeremy December 23, 2010 at 11:49 am

      We need a goalie to write the articles 😀

  32. Reply keigan November 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    i am pretty soild but when it comes to those bigger and thicker guys

  33. Reply Keigan November 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    heyyy Jeremy, iam 13 and i play bantamm AA i am tieded for first for pionts but my only problem is i need to be a little more soild on the ice i mena like so i can take the hits better and stay on my feet. i am 5’5 130 pounds.

  34. Reply Carson de Jong September 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

    why don’t you have tips for the snapshot. I need to get better at my snapshot.

    • Reply Jeremy September 13, 2010 at 12:15 am

      Hi Carson, thanks for your comment. We started the site last winter and tried to get as much info up as possible. Now that the hockey season is starting up again we will be sure to get an article and video up about the snapshot!


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