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ESPN Article on Producing Elite US Players

Nov
30
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Resources
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Earlier this morning, Coach Neilsen posted a link to a great article on ESPN by John Buccigross about producing elite US players.  It’s definitely a good read:

http://espn.go.com/nhl/notebook/_/page/buccigross_101129/producing-elite-us-players-starts-bottom?ex_cid=MyESPNToday_TopStory

While you’re checking out links, head over to Coach Neilsen’s website and enjoy some of his content!

http://coachnielsen.wordpress.com/



 

2 New Drills w/ Videos Added

Nov
29
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Drills
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We quietly added two new drills with video demonstrations to our Drills database.  Many users have been requesting more footage of drills , so we’ve been working to accommodate.

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Circle Pass Pivot Drill – Video

Nov
25
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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The Circle Pass Pivot Drill is along the same lines as  the Figure 8 Passing Drill in terms of skill focus.  It’s a great drill to develop individual skill in agility, body control, passing/receiving, and controlling the puck at awkward body angles.

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Figure 8 Passing – Video

Nov
24
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Drills
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We’re back this week with a quick skill development drill video.  The Figure 8 Passing drill is an excellent drill to work on agility, passing in awkward positions, and always being ready for a pass.

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Heel to Heel – Broken Down

Nov
22
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Tips
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Last week we got lots of great comments on the Heel to Heel transition video.  Several people wrote in asking if we could do a slow motion / still frame breakdown of the technique.  In this post, I’ve taken several still shots and included a slow motion video of a heel to heel transition – as well as included key points for various stages of the transition.

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Heel to Heel Transitions – Video (Plus Bonus Video)

Nov
17
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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Skating transitions are  a big factor in races to the puck.  Being able to efficiently transition from forward to backward and vice versa is a skill every player should master.  In this week’s video, we take a look at the heel to heel backward to forward transition.

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Leadership Reminder

Nov
15
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Comments & Thoughts
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John C. Maxwell is one of the most well-known authorities on leadership teachings. While surfing for videos, I came across a brief interview he did about one of his books titled: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

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USNDP Drills – Courtesy of Coach Nielsen

Nov
14
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Drills
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Coach Neilsen has provided some drills from the US National Development Program.  Check out his blog post here: http://coachnielsen.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/us-national-team-development-drills/

Thanks for posting these Coach!!  Coach Neilsen’s blog can be found here:

http://coachnielsen.wordpress.com/


 

Zone Entry – Board Passes

Nov
12
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Tips
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Getting the puck into the zone can be the difference between creating a scoring opportunity and giving one up.  Using a simple board pass play can be one of the most efficient means of entering the offensive zone.  In this post, we’ll take a look at two different examples of a board pass as well as a video example from an NHL game.

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Unstructured Ice Time

Nov
10
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Comments & Thoughts
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The vast majority of information on this site is geared toward the structured practice and implementation of hockey player development.  For all the time we spend trying to “teach” the game to kids, we also need to understand the importance of allowing players to figure things out on their own.

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