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Category: Skills Drills
Finnish Skills Series
This is a great setup for a warm-up skills series that uses progressions appropriate for novice to elite skill levels. Ben Eaves demonstrates all 26...
Finnish Skills Series Part #2
Ice Hockey skills progressions are extremely important for the development of young ice hockey players. They need to work on fundamental skills...
6 Cone Skills Series
The 6 Cone Skills Series is a simple yet highly effective setup to practice a variety of skills that are used over the course of a normal hockey...
Stationary Pull & Release Shooting Progression
Coach Ben Eaves demonstrates a simple, yet highly effective 3 part progression to practice changing your shot angle. This progression can be...
Quick Release Shot Angle Change
A simple shooting exercise for players to practice changing their shot angle off of a pass. Progression # 1: Have player become comfortable with...
Changing Your Shot Angle While Skating
A basic shooting exercise that helps players dial in their technique to change their shot angle while they are skating. If players are struggling to...
Puck Pull Shooting Challenge
This is a fun drill that players can use to help them practice quickly changing their shot angle. Changing your shot angle is helpful because it...
Toe Drag Pull Shot
The toe drag pull shot is a high-end skill that builds off of the normal pull shot. This skill incorporates a toe drag and a pull to not only change...
Deceptive Point Shooting Progression
Getting shots through from the point is extremely important. It can be the difference between a wasted scoring opportunity or breakaway for the other...
Shooting Off The Pass - Corners
A great skill to help you increase your chances of scoring a goal is to learn how to quickly shoot off a pass! In video above, we show you...
Shooting Off The Pass - Point
A great skill to help you increase your chances of scoring a goal is to learn how to quickly shoot off a pass! In the example above, we...
Quick Release & Reaction Shooting Progression
An excellent progression to work on Quick Shot Release & Reaction time! This series is commonly practiced by NHL All-Star Zach Parise to work on...
Close Open Close Stickhandling Series
The Close Open Close Stickhandling Series is a progression of 4 exercises that help players get comfortable with separating their upper body from...
Hand Eye Coordination Quick Shot Drill
A simple reactionary hand-eye coordination drill that can be done all over the ice. Setup: A teammate or a coach flips a puck to another teammate...
Open Hips Ladder Without Puck
An excellent exercise to improve your edges. The object is to 10 & 2 (pretend your feet are pointing at the 10 and 2 on a clock) and ride...
Open Hips Ladder With Puck
The object is to 10 & 2 270-360 degrees around each stick with the puck as you move up the ladder. As you approach each stick (or object) you...
10 & 2 Edgework Tag
A simple game to help players have fun and practice their edgework. Two players line up at the “top” and “bottom” of the shaft. On the whistle...
Swedish 5 Spot Circle
A great setup to practice 10 & 2 open hip edgework. Set up pucks or small tires like a 5 on a dice. Starting on the outside of the circle, skate...
React & Shoot!
Too often, coaches create shooting drills that encourage players to make a perfect pass so that a player can get off a perfect shot. However, the...
Dig, Pass & Shoot!
A simple drill that focuses a player to dig the puck off of the boards, pass it to a player in the slot, who gets off a quick shot! This can be set...