Game Day Preparation Starts at Home

For those committed to becoming elite hockey players, game day preparation isn't just the 4-5 minutes of on-ice warm-up time right before a game. These players are shooting pucks and refining stickhandling skills at home to build confidence and muscle memory, so they can simply read and react in a game situation.   

June 24, 2024 — Sniper Sam

How Does Shot Location Impact Scoring

Years ago we stumbled across the following graph, published by Ontario Minor Hockey Association, with original stats compiled by Stats LLC over then-recent NHL seasons, entitled “The Science of Scoring”. ...
June 20, 2024 — Sniper Sam

Grit: The Secret Ingredient to Achieving Greatness in Hockey

In this week's article, we discuss how playing with passion and persistence (i.e. grit) is the secret to outstanding achievement.

June 07, 2024 — Sniper Sam

4 Scoring Secrets Goalies Don't Want You To Know

Learning from some of the best goalies over the last 30 years, Coach Lance breaks down four critical tactics for how you can keep the goalie guessing and score more goals.

June 03, 2024 — Sniper Sam

To Become a Great Hockey Player, Keep Casting

Most players want the big prize, but are unwilling to put the time in to obtain it.  It takes years of grinding it out at practices, as well as off-ice stick handling and shooting, hockey camps and clinics. Earning the right to have an opportunity for a big moment requires patience and persistence. This week we revisit a classic fishing story told by Coach Lance with the perfect parallel to hockey training.
May 31, 2024 — Lance Pitlick

Don't Ignore the Backhand!

When players think of hockey shooting drills, most would think of ripping forehand wrist shots, snap shots or slap shots. Very few think to practice backhand shots on a regular...
May 27, 2024 — Sniper Sam

Learn the Pro's Secret to Dominant Puck Control

Puck control is an extremely important yet often overlooked skill for rising young stars to develop. That said, one’s ability to master this skill is a major differentiator for whether players can continue to move on to play at higher levels. But what does it really mean to have great puck control?
May 20, 2024 — Sniper Sam

Five Off-Season Hockey Training Tips

Now that your winter hockey season is in the record books, it’s time to start mapping out your off-season training schedule. So where do you start?
May 13, 2024 — Sniper Sam

5 Tips to Improve your Breakaway Scoring

There’s no better feeling for a hockey player than when you split the defense and head off to the races on a breakaway.  Players on the bench stand up, and...
May 06, 2024 — Sniper Sam