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Thoughts

Shop is Live

The Shop is another big project I’ve worked on behind the scenes and it is ready for launch. I choose the selection of items and graphics, but the actual production and shipping is handled by a third party called Spreadshop.

I’ve bought a few items from them already and I like the results. Expect to see some of those items in upcoming videos. If you’ve got feedback for the shop such as items you’d like to see added, let me know.

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Thoughts

Forum is Live

Behind the scenes, I’ve been working on updating this site for awhile. One piece I wanted to get right before unleashing it on the public is the Forum.

The Forum is the best place to reach me to discuss articles and videos. It’s also a great place to ask me any questions relating to hockey and hopefully it someday becomes a hub of productive discussion amongst members of the IL hockey community.

So come visit the forum and register to join the discussion. Feedback is always welcome and we’ve got a spot specially designed for it.

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Equipment

Equipment Links

If you’d like to see reviews for a whole bunch of training aids and other hockey products. You can find more below:

How To Hockey Training Aids
Coach Jeremy Hockey Product Reviews

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Fitness

Fitness Links

Being in good shape is an important part of being a hockey player. Everything you’ll want to do in hockey is a combination of good technique and physical strength. With limits on ice time, a very important way to become a better player is to do workouts. Here are a few playlists from Hockey Training on YouTube that should give you some nice ideas for workouts.

Hockey Speed Training
Hockey Agility Training
Hockey Conditioning Training
Hockey Resistance Training
At-Home Hockey Workouts
Stretching/Flexibility Videos

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Systems

Systems Links

Jeremy Weiss has put together quite a large library of systems videos that go through D-Zone Coverage, Breakouts, Offensive Attacks, Forechecks, Regroups, Power Plays, Penalty Kills, and Faceoffs. Understanding these systems should give players a good idea of what’s underlying a lot of hockey plays.

Jeremy Weiss Systems

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Drills

Drills Links

If you’d like more drills to run, Jeremy Weiss has a pretty nice series of drills drawn on the whiteboard. A playlist including more than 75 different drills can be found here:

Jeremy Weiss Hockey Drills

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Hockey IQ

Hockey IQ Links

Hockey IQ can be hard to teach. For many, learning by doing over the course of thousands of hours of play is the primary way to develop Hockey IQ. However, we can speed up that process a little bit by analyzing how great players play and learning from it.

Elite Ice Hockey Analysis has quite a few nice videos in the catalog that break down plays and why they work.

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Skating

Skating Links

I like to think I’m a bit of a skating expert so I plan to create quite a few skating videos. However, if you’ve come to the end here and still want more. Coach Jeremy of HowtoHockey.com put together a decent series quite a few years ago. The playlist for the series can be found here:

How To Hockey Skating Fundamental Playlist

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Theory

Coaching Theory Links

Theory on coaching can be a little hard to find for hockey. So much of it is really about working with people and how people learn best. One guy who does talk about it a little bit directly related to hockey is Jeremy Weiss. I don’t always agree with everything he has to say, but he puts out some nice Sound Bytes that should make you think.

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Shooting

Shooting Links

The best shooting guide I’ve seen so far comes from Jeremy Rupke of How To Hockey. In it, coach Jeremy starts at the end of the shot and works his way backwards, adding power along the way.

Part 1: Wrist Snaps
Part 2: Adding More Snap Through Push-Pull
Part 3: Moving the Puck
Part 4: Weight Transfer
Part 5: Flexing the Stick