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  • What Makes a Player Stand Out in the Game of Hockey

    For the last decade, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most talented hockey players in Minnesota. Being a stickhandling and shooting specialist, there is no doubt in my mind what separates the top players from the rest of their peers. When it comes to the game of hockey, there are a...
  • Mistakes that are Good in Hockey

    As a long-time hockey skills instructor, I’ve worked with hundreds of hockey players over the years. My job is to expose the hockey hopefuls to drills they’ve never seen or done before. If they don’t learn something new every session, I’m failing the player. Acquiring elite-level hockey skills ta...
  • Deking 101: 4 Essential Moves Used by the Pros

    The fast-paced game of hockey requires split-second decision making hundreds of times during a game. Maintaining possession of the puck under pressure is essential to a team’s success or struggles. If you look at most youth hockey practices, there’s a heavy focus on hockey skating drills, but in...
  • How to Get the Most Out of Hockey Camps and Clinics

      Over the past 20 years, the overall skill level that players possess has seen a steady increase. Coaches are more knowledgeable on how to teach skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. Another major factor in skill improvement is how many independent skills instructors are available toda...
  • Score More Goals with These 5 Tips

    Every hockey player wants to score more goals. What's the secret behind scoring more goals? Practice. Here are five tips you can apply to your game, the next time you hit the ice... Hit the net – Any shot that is on target has a chance to score, regardless of the power behind it. Just think abou...
  • The Best Off-Ice Shooting Drills

    Over the last decade, off-ice training for hockey players has become very popular. Players and coaches have discovered that stick skill acquisition can be accelerated when adding off-ice training in addition to on-ice practices. Off-ice training for kids should start as early as possible. Creati...