Several months ago, a friend of mine introduced me to Eric Hoffberg. Eric trains many elite-level (pro, college, junior, etc) hockey athletes and a lot of corporate clients in the art of mental toughness. Through many conversations, Eric and I quickly realized how much we had in common in terms of our views on not only the game but also on mental training, and began immediately working on creating content together. We are excited to announce a June 2014 launch of our first product together titled: A Different Approach. The program is all about how to build and plan your season with intention, and we know it will give you some great ideas and thinking points.
In the meantime, we both wanted to offer some thoughts and provide a resource for coaches to begin thinking differently about their team right away. Given the timing, we felt like a quick one-page download focused on year-end meetings would be relevant. The year-end meeting can pave the path to success for the next year and when used effectively can encourage athletes to invest time in their development during the off-season. Below is a link to a free PDF download of some key ideas on how to hold high-quality year-end meetings. We hope you find the content useful and valuable:
The Boston Bruins put on a clinic on the importance of net drives and net front presence in their 6-3 win over the NY Rangers on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. Also notice the puck support when entering the zone – great examples:
We have gotten a lot of great feedback from users on our video on attacking the high seam off the half-wall. Lots of people wrote us asking to see it in action, so we provided a series of links to additional videos showing the use of the seam to either create a goal or set one up. In case you missed our video – we have embedded it below. The example video links are located below the video.
The 7th Annual 10,000 Pucks Contest is about to begin. Last year we had over 5.4 million shots logged world-wide by over 1,400 players. This year’s contest looks to be bigger than ever. Thanks to our prize sponsor for the contest HockeyShot.com.
Kevin from HockeyShare.com was recently featured on a podcast from Weiss Tech Hockey. Founder of Weiss Tech Hockey, Jeremy Weiss, and Kevin Muller discuss in-depth strategies for the off-season from both a player and coach standpoint.
Surrounding the puck is a skill for any advanced level player to master. It involves quickly turning your body around the puck to execute a pass in another direction quickly. In this video, we demonstrate the concept in the neutral zone.
In this week’s video, we cover the basic concepts behind making indirect passes. In particular, we discuss making board and area passes, and what to look for in different scenarios to make effective passes.