Teaching Proper Skating Technique: A Video Series with NSDA

Ice hockey skating series with Dwayne Blais

IHS and NSDA have partnered to launch a skating video series that breaks down the proper skating techniques for hockey players.

Proper skating technique is crucial for player development and is often improperly taught or overlooked, especially at the younger age levels when players are developing their muscle memory. Many coaches struggle with teaching proper technique and how to identify and fix skating issues their players may be facing.

The Culture Corner With Topher Scott

Culture Corner With Topher Scott

IHS is proud to announce the Culture Corner with Topher Scott. 

IHS is proud to announce our new collaboration with Topher Scott & The Hockey Think Tank!

The collaboration starts with 10 Culture Corner videos that provide organizations, coaches and players valuable lessons on how to develop and maintain a successful culture on and off the ice.

The video topics are listed below:

1. Accountability

Draw & Save Hockey Drills on IHS

Draw and Save Hockey Drills on IHS

You can now draw and save drills in your IHS account.

IHS is proud to announce our new Drill Drawing Tool!

The tool has been in relentless development for months and we are excited to share it with our members and the hockey community.

You may have seen that coaches can draw on it for free, which is true, but the real value of this tool comes for IHS Members. This post details how to get the most out of the drawing tool if you are an IHS Member.

Preparing for the 2020-2021 Youth Hockey Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Preparing for the hockey season during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Looking ahead to the 2020 - 2021 youth hockey season there is a good chance that many youth hockey associations will not be playing league games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking ahead to the 2020 - 2021 youth hockey season there is a good chance that many youth hockey associations will not be playing league games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chances are each State and Province will handle it a little differently. Associations within each district may even handle it in various ways. 

If there is a possibility that your association may be restricted to in-house play to start the 2020-2021 youth hockey season then this is a good article for you to read.

Easily Share Your Practice Plans With New Feature

Share Hockey Practice Plans

Easily share your practice plans with new update. 

Watch the video above to learn how to easily share your IHS Practice Plans with your team!

To share your practice plans via the new "Copy & Share URL" feature, just do the following:

  1. Create a practice plan
  2. Click on the "Organize" subheader, then "My Practices"
  3. Find the practice you want to share, then click "Copy & Share URL" 
  4. Paste the URL into an email, text, social post or team app.

Now your other coaches, parents and/or players can come prepared to practice!

Redirects, Deflections and Tips

Hockey Redirects, Deflections and Tips

Redirects, Deflections, and Tips are pure skill. It is a skill that can ultimately only be improved with repetition. In the truest sense, the best way to bet better at tipping pucks, is by tipping pucks.