New in 2023
It has been a busy off-season for the team at IHS as we strive to build the best resource in hockey. We hope you enjoy all of the new content and features heading into the season, and know that there is still plenty more to come. Please also be sure to checkout the "Sort By Newest" filter added to the Drills and Coaching Clips pages to stay on top of some of the newest content added to the site throughout the season. Below is our off-season re-cap and some insight into what is to come in the 2023/2024 season.
IHS has secured a license, allowing us to enhance our platform with hundreds of coaching clips. These coaching clips will allow our members to find teachable moments that are performed at the games’ highest level and share them with their players. We have also taken the time to tag each clip with related material on IHS so that you can find drills and SAG’s to work on the skills and concepts within the clips. NHL Footage on IHS is Courtesy of The National Hockey League.
IHS Acquires The Global Hockey Network
In August, IHS announced its acquisition of content from The Global Hockey Network. This move will bring in over 400 pieces of content, spanning a range of skill and age levels, with a notable concentration on youth development. There are currently 35 pieces of content on IHS and the rest will be rolled out over the coming year(s).
Season Launch Guides
IHS held a slate of age-specific Season Launch Events available for IHS Members Only. The events were hosted by Topher Scott and Alyssa Gagliardi and were a huge success as they gave tips and advice by covering some amazing topics: Building Culture, Goal Setting, Parent Communication, Skills & Habits and Practice Planning. The recordings are all available on IHS now along with supplemental materials. You can watch all of the event recordings here.
Intro To Body Contact
IHS teamed up with Mark Zarbo to film a Body Contact and Checking Course. The course consists of 5 practice plans and 27 unique drills that help players learn the fundamentals of body contact and checking. Coaches can utilize the course to help their players learn how to give a hit, how to receive a hit, how to angle, how to protect the puck, and more. Most importantly, the course will try to build a players confidence in body contact & checking..
High Performance Hockey Seminar Presentations
We were fortunate enough to work with some amazing coaches and thought leaders who were willing to share their knowledge with IHS at the Brock University High Performance Hockey Seminar. There are 11 presentations on IHS from incredible speakers covering topics such as: Developing Hockey IQ, Bench Management, Practicing & Developing the Penalty Kill, Teaching Offensive Creativity Through Systems, Practice to Game Transfer and many more. You can access them all here
New IHS Contributor: Jason Lammers
We are excited to welcome Jason Lammers as a contributor to IHS. Coach Lammers is the NCAA Division 1 Men's Head Hockey Coach at Niagara University. Jason presented on Bench Management at the Brock University High Performance Hockey Seminar and shared 6 of his favorite drills with the IHS community.
New IHS Contributor: John Dean
IHS is proud to announce John Dean, as a new contributor to IHS. Coach Dean is the Head Hockey Coach of the Soo Greyhounds (OHL). John presented Teaching Offensive Creativity Through Systems at the Brock University High Performance Hockey Seminar and shared 6 drills that hone in on the concept of achieving middle ice.
Return of The Weekly Edge
Our weekly newsletter with practices, drills and some of our favorite content returns for another season with the first edition going out next week. You can access all of last year's Weekly Edge Content here.
More To Come
This is just the start. Be on the lookout for:
- New Contributor Launches (Steve Wiedler, Brad Flynn, Wes Wolfe, Jeff Meredith, Nik Passero, and many more)
- Coaching Clips Added Every Week Throughout the NHL Season
- Practice Plans Added Every Week (October through mid-March)
- Release of more Drills and SAG's from The Global Hockey Network
- New Drills and SAG's from Ben Eaves
- New Goalie Content
- More Live Events
- More Sharing Features
- New Community Features
We can't thank our members enough for your patronage. We hope that you find tremendous value with IHS and that we can help throughout your coaching journey. Please never hesitate to Contact Us with any questions/issues. We hope you have a fun, memorable and successful season as you help your players develop on and off the ice.
All the best,
The IHS Team