5 Drills Your Hockey Tryout Should Include

5 Tryout Hockey Drills for Young Hockey Players
This post provides coaches with 5 drills that are great to use at tryouts to evaluate the players on the ice.

Below we dive into 5 drills that are great for evaluating your players at tryouts.

This segment will focus on 5 hockey drills that will allow you to look for crucial elements in both the skill and compete level of each player. Remember that a scrimmage is an absolute must for any higher level tryout and that the drills in this post should be used to evaluate specific skills, compete level and should supplement what you see in the scrimmage(s). 

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP: Tips to Coach This Important Hockey Habit

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP: Tips to Coach This Important Hockey Habit

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP: Tips to Coach This Important Hockey Habit

HEAD UP, HEAD UP, HEAD UP! We hear it all of the time at the arena. We hear it at practices, we hear it at games. But how often do coaches ACTUALLY make players practice this hockey skill so it can become a habit?

The All New IHS For Associations

Getting Started Guide: IHS for Associations

Getting Started Guide: IHS for Associations

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IHS has partnered with The Hockey Think Tank to launch the All New IHS for Associations; a comprehensive platform that provides tools and resources for coaches, players and parents. The platform allows associations to build out their shared practice and drill libraries so they can be referenced and cultivated by the entire association for years to come. Here are some of the highlights of what is included for your coaches, players, and parents:

IHS Acquires Hockey Think Tank Content

IHS Acquires Hockey Think Tank Content

IHS Aqures Hockey Think Tank Content

Ice Hockey Systems has acquired 300+ videos from The Hockey Think Tank in a deal that will bring new forms of content and broaden the range of topics for IHS members. This comes in an effort to help improve resources for youth hockey coaches, youth hockey players, and youth hockey parents.

The deal includes over 300 pieces of content developed by The Hockey Think Tank including:

New Feature Alert: Collaborate With Other IHS Coaches

New Feature Alert: Collaborate With IHS Coaches

New Feature Alert: Collaborate With IHS Coaches

IHS is excited to announce our newest feature, Coaches Collaboration.

With this new update, IHS makes it extremely easy to save other coaches content into your practice library or drill library so you can reference it whenever you want!

Add Team Logo To Your IHS Drill Drawings

Add Team Logo To Your IHS Drill Drawings

Add Team Logo To Your IHS Drill Drawings

IHS Members: Add Your Own Logo to Your Hockey Drawings!

Once you create a drawing, you can save it, add a video example, add it to a practice plan, and share it.

Learn how to add your logo in 3 steps by watching the video above or by following the steps below:

10 Hockey Games To Play With No Goalies

10 Hockey Games to Play With No Goalies

10 Hockey Games To Play With No Goalies

No Goalies? No Problem! We have all been in that situation before… show up to a rink and you find out some bad news… no goalies were able to make it. Instead of just playing “post” or just going through repetitive, boring drills, the team at IHS assembled a list of 10 games to play without goalies. These games will engage players, work on fundamentals and keep competition levels high. Plus players will love them!

IceHockeySystems.com's Best of 2020

IHS Best Hockey Drills and Games of 2020

IceHockeySystems.com 2020 Recap & Silver Linings

The team at IHS would like to thank all of our members and hockey coaches around the world for your support in 2020.

Let's be honest, 2020 was tough for everyone, even the world of hockey. Rinks and leagues across the world were shut down overnight. Seasons canceled or cut short. Parents and fans unable to watch in person. The uncertainty, unexpected challenges, and adversity impacted everyone. Some more than others.

Add Categories To Your Drills

Add Categories To Your Hockey Drills

Add categories to your drills. 

Attention IHS Coaches! You can now add drill categories and age levels to the drills that you create. This will allow you to easily reference all of the drills you create so you can add them to practice plans, share them with your team, or edit them.

Watch the video above to see the categories in action and please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions!