Hockey coaching and leadership

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Hockey coaching and leadership connected in a tangible and practical way to hockey drills, practices and teambuilding. A hockey leadership model to follow and connect to. Buy via Amazon or through other online bookstores.

Multidimensional Hockey Drills and Training

If you are interested in only hockey drills and individual skill development, then the Hockey drill book, Multidimensional Hockey Drills could be something for you. Buy via Amazon or other online bookstores.

Hockey Leadership and Coaching – Book

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What is required from a successful hockey coach or a hockey team? How can you as the coach bring your team to the next level on ice, but also see and strengthen each individual in the team? How do you create engagement, work with goal setting, teambuilding, strengthen your players hockey capacity, run efficient on ice practices, reduce collaboration losses, get results and work with your communication and feedback, to develop your team and yourself?
The team development and leadership areas are connected to an easy to use and practical leadership model, strengthened with examples, teambuilding exercises, on and off ice practices and hockey drills for you to use.

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Multidimensional Hockey Drills and Practices

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How should a modern hockey drill and practice look like? How much does the console games affect your players and in what way, something negative or is it an opportunity? What can we hockey coaches learn from the world of console games? These are questions that are handled in the book and transferred as practical examples to hockey drills!

Personally, I am not a big fan of console games, even if it can sometimes, surely be perceived that way in the book. For example, I would prefer that my own children were more physically active than they are right now! Probably I’m not alone about that idea?

But I try to understand, see the possibilities, and handle the new challenges, as a parent and coach and share these lessons, connections, development and opportunities for you as a hockey coach and, or parent.

How do you change a one dimensional hockey drill to a modern multidimensional hockey drill? Or what components are needed in a modern skill developing hockey drill?

Learnings from console games are transferred in practice to your on ice drills and off-ice practices, with over 200 hockey drills in the end.

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Super Mario or F0rtn1t3 Hockey Drills

New version of the hockey drill book. The first release was stopped by Epic Games, due to the reference to Fortnite from a Hockey book

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Youth Hockey practice drill 2 on 1

Simple youth hockey drill for 2 vs 1, on one quarter of full ice. In the three other areas of the ice, hockey practice, you can run the hockey drill as 1 on 1, 2 on 2 and 2 on 0.

Youth hockey drill practice 2 on 1, 2 on 0, 1 on 1, 2 on 2

The 2 on 1 youth hockey drill performed on a hockey practice at Teemu Selanne hockey camp in Finland for youth hockey players, 10-11 years old.

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Hockey 4-1 System / Set Up Russia

I wrote earlier about the Swedish 2-2-1 set up and quite aggressive forecheck, if you then look at the World Champions in hockey Russia, you find almost the opposite, very defensive 4-1 or V set up. When the forecheck is started they have almost a 2-2-1 set up, that is transferred to a wall or trap when they stop the attack from the opposite team. Not maybe fully transferrable to floorball, but I hope this post still will create some thoughts outside the box…

Russia 4-1 system, set up, tactic in Hockey / Floorball

Hockey Formation / System / Tactics

In the International Hockey Coaching Training, during the World Championships in Sweden, we also had the opportunity to listen to the Swedish National Hockey team coach, before each game.

Before the game against Russia, the team formation or system was discussed. Earlier Sweden have been playing 2-2-1 with defined or static roles, and with the mindset of putting pressure when the timing is correct. Since the statement “when timing is correct” can create confusion, he system has been changed, and the valuing part of “when it’s correct time” has been removed. Today Sweden play 2-2-1, but player 1 in top will always put pressure and the roles are flexible, the most offensive player will take the role of being P1 and the player that puts the pressure imediately, the other forwards will then adjust and take the two other roles P2 and P3.

Evgeny Malkin Russia, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins against Sweden IIHF WC
Evgeny Malkin Russia (NHL Pittsburgh Penguins) vs. Henrik Zetterberg Sweden (NHL Detroit Red Wings)

 

Hockey Goalie Trainer or Goal Scoring Coach, Part 2

…Hockey Goalie Trainer or Goal Scoring Coach, Part 2. If you look at the Nordic countries in ice hockey most of the teams and hockey players are very skilled when it comes to stick handling and skating, but there is lack of good goal scorers and skilled shooters, why? (of course with some exceptions)

This is simply a result of practicing focus, in USA and Canada a lot effort is put in this area in hockey practices, shooting and goal scoring, while in Sweden and Finland other areas are prioritized.

In the end it doesn’t matter how skilled you are with the puck, what counts is the amount of goals scored in a hockey game.

Of course the first step is to:
1. Create goal scoring opportunities (You need to be a good skater and a stick handler to create these goal scoring opportunities in a hockey game)
2. Score goal
3. Defend your own goal

 

I think a lot of focus in hockey is already put in area 3. Defend your own goal, and then 1. Create goal scoring opportunities, but what can be improved is, 2. Score goal when you have the chance.

“I will get ready, and perhaps my chance will come” / John Wooden

To be continued…