The book Multidimensional Hockey Drills and Training, take a look into the evolution of the hockey players mind and capacity, connecting it to the world they are facing today and how it affects the hockey practices and hockey drills, or at least should, if we are not stuck in old patterns as hockey coaches?
Multidimensional Hockey Drills and Training – …When you increase your hockey players “bandwidth” during the hockey practices, with challenging multitasking drills with reduced time, you actually do the opposite for the feeling of the game, you slowdown the game for them thanks to higher “bandwidth”. This is exactly the purpose of this book, to give you the understanding, tools and methods to increase the “bandwidth”, with nonlinear or multidimensional hockey drills and coaching for all of your players. Buy the book from ALIBRIS, AMAZON or other online bookstores.
Hockey at Home – Train hockey at home is a book for hockey players in all ages, who are ready train extra by their own, in other words for hockey players with big hockey heart, but also for hockey parents, who wants to support their child to develop in hockey, by practicing extra at home. Are you motivated to practice extra and want to learn more, and know what and how to practice hockey at home? In that case, in this book you will get training tips, drills for shooting, skill drills, but also physical exercises and coordination training you can perform at home. Buy the book from ALIBRIS, AMAZON or other online bookstores.
Hockey Leadership and coaching – 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. Buy the book from ALIBRIS, AMAZON or other online bookstores.
Match-Like Hockey Drills – Match-like hockey drills. The idea of this hockey book is that the focus should be entirely on hockey drills in different categories and that all hockey drills link as much as possible to the theme of match-like hockey training, whether it is a warm up drill, skating or a passing drill. The hockey drills with turnovers, breakouts, offensive drills and 1 vs 1, 2 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 2 or 3 vs 3, of course naturally gets a strong connection to the theme match-like hockey drills.
You also get tips on “spices” for the hockey drills, which make a difference, details that cannot be drawn into the drills, but link the drills even more strongly to the theme match-like hockey drills! Buy the book from ALIBRIS, AMAZON or other online bookstores.
With a high speed connection in the heads of your hockey players heads, the information processing and switching between tasks will be smooth and flawless, resulting in improved individual hockey skills as well as how the team plays together.
This is exactly the purpose of this book, Multidimensional Hockey Drills and Training, to give you the understanding, tools and methods to increase the “bandwidth”, with nonlinear or multidimensional hockey drills and coaching for all of your players. The key is to increase the challenge all the time for all of your players, otherwise the development curve will flat out, if you don’t push it further. Let’s push it further together!
Match-like hockey drills is a book or eBook with hockey drills that simulates the patterns or situations from a hockey game.
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 Goal Scoring Practice / Drill, to the left: Player 1 skate in from blue, fake a shot during sideway movement, get the goalie to react / freeze. Move sideways and shoot/score, if not, take rebound. 2. Same repeated from the corner.
Hockey Goal Scoring Practice / Drill, to the right: Start with a slap shot from blue line, skate in, receive a pass, wrist / snap shot and rebound. You can also leave the player that just took the shot, in front of the goal, to stay in the front of the goalie and to steer / deflect the shot from the next player from blue line.
One of the keys in goal scoring in hockey is movement and to “freeze” the hockey goalie.
Hockey drills and practices for goal scoring (shooting) are wanted, because in the end this is what ice hockey is about, scoring more goals than the opposite team. In the eBook Hockey goal scoring drills and practices, you will find both theory and hockey goal scoring practices and drills that can be used on your ice hockey practices.
Hockey is a fair game, the team scoring most goals will win. This eBook will give you theory and practice in hockey goal scoring skills and knowledge.
The last theme on the International hockey coaching training / education, was goal scoring and goalie techniques. I have chosen to only take the goal scoring part in hockey, to finish up with a similar post I started up.
I wrote earlier about what is important when you practice to score goals in hockey.
– Shoot quickly
– Shoot with precision
– Shoot hard/fast
– “Hide” the shot
– Shoot unannounced
Here are some other aspects, like the distnace from where you are shooting from. This is a picture how the goal and goalie looks like from a longer distnace (if you shoot early).
By moving just 1,5 meter closer the goal and goalie, the free space in the goal is radically reduced, and therefore also the goal scoring opportunities.
Shoot earlier if you want the best odds to score a goal in hockey.
Move in the sight when you shoot in hockey
During this lesson, it was also recommended from a hockey goalie point of view to move in the sight a little bit, you don’t need to hit the post and in, to score a goal in hockey. Shots close to the hockey goalie body are many times hard to catch and you also minimize the risk of missing the goal totally, and then you will definitely not score goals in hockey.
Freeze the hockey goalie
The skill level of the hockey goalies has also dramatically improved, and a technique to improve the goal scoring chances is to “freeze” the goalie before the actual shot or pass to teammate. Freezing means the hockey goalie is totally prepared for shot in first moment, but instead the shot or pass comes in the next moment.
This can be done with a small shot feint, pass feint or other move that makes the goalie believe “OK, now the shot comes”. When the goalie makes a small reaction in the first step, it will reduce the time for the actual save in the next step, either it’s a shot or pass to a teammate who will shoot. GOOOOAAAAAL….
…Hockey Goalie Trainer or Goal Scoring Coach, Part 4. In hockey, one of the teams in Sweden on elite level (HV 71) has created their own shooting center to improve the goal scoring and shooting skills… This is more common in USA or Canad, but quite unique in Sweden.
Most of the teams also have special practices for the hockey goalies, during the weeks or months, but this hockey team also have special practices for goal scoring.
During this hockey shooting or goal scoring practice, the rink is divided into two areas, one for the offensive hockey players and one for the defensive players. Each zone has four hockey drills running at the same time.
1. Skating in from the border “Shoot in the middle of the step”
2. Pass from one side, shoot directly at the other post
3. 2 vs. 0 – rebound – Shot from defensive player
4. Goalie freezed in right position, player tries to find the spots to score goal, by looking at the angle of the puck (or eye of the puck).
1. Pass vertically and a shot.
2. Pass from corner to a defensive player skating towards the goal, shot.
3. Pass from the “pocket” (along the border), and shot.
4. A forward in front of the goal hold the stick up from the ice for shot on goal, or on the ice to make the defensive player to shoot for stearing the shot.
So, what if, we would put in as much effort as in training the hockey goalies, to score goals and improve the shooting skills in hockey, we would have really good goal scorers and snipers in many hockey teams. Maybe we should also focus on hockey goal scoring coaches / trainers?
This is the end for this theme, will be starting up a new one…
…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…