A Dropped Puck & A Dropped Ball, Lessons from the NCAA Frozen Four

The reality is the BU goalie dropped the puck, but it was the BU forwards dropping the ball that cost the team the game. This is a good learning opportunity for all hockey players who one day dream of playing in a National Championship themselves.

April 16, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

Why Hockey Players Should Think Like Golfers

In golf, the most successful players also undoubtedly have the greatest attitudes, as well as the shortest memories. They hit a bad shot and forget about it. Within a minute they are addressing the ball prepared to hit a great shot.
April 14, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

Puck Luck & the Hockey Gods

Especially in the playoffs, teams and players need something that no one can practice for or anticipate: puck luck.

April 12, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

The Importance of Puck Control in Hockey

When it comes to skills in hockey, there are some that are very obvious including skating, shooting, stickhandling and passing. One extremely important skill that is often overlooked and understated however is puck control. It’s pretty obvious at first glance what puck control is, but when you dissect the skill, what does it really mean to have great puck control?
April 07, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

3 Hockey Tips For Scoring With A Great Shot

The fact of the matter is that most dream of scoring the big goal, but very few properly prepare for that moment.  Do you have the determination to become a great goal scorer? If so, it all starts with developing a great shot and here are three tips to help you start lighting the lamp more often.
March 31, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

Answers About Off-Season Hockey Training

As the game of hockey has evolved so too have the seasons of the game. Today’s players are not only invested heavily in the game during the winter and the ‘traditional’ season, but also the second season – the summer months. To what degree a player spends time working on their game during the ‘second’ or ‘off-season’ should be driven by their individual motivation, and if they have it, there are plenty of options available.

March 23, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

5 Reasons Why Regular Season Hockey is Better than Post Season NCAA Basketball

Hockey truly is the Greatest Game on Earth. With the excitement surrounding March Madness and the road to the NCAA Final Four, the staff at Snipers Edge got together and assembled a list of why regular season hockey is still better than post season NCAA basketball.

March 21, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

Passing The Puck With Precision

Great players are excellent goal scorers, but the really great players are outstanding passers. The “Great One” himself, Wayne Gretzky, had 1,963 regular season assists.  It’s fun to watch a player deke a goalie, snipe one top shelf or tap one in into an open net. And while the player scoring the goal gets the spotlight, how the puck got onto their stick is often times just as impressive, if not more skillful than the goal itself.

March 17, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

A Look into the Future: What’s Your Vision of Yourself?

Over the past decade I’ve had the opportunity to work with more than 1,000 players.   It’s extremely rewarding to watch them develop from a beginner and hardly able to skate and stickhandle, into reaching their full potential and as a teenager competing for a state or national championship. Each hockey player is different, both on and off of the ice. Some players just play hockey

March 12, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

Tips For Tryouts

Tryouts are a very special, and stressful, time of year. It’s a time when all of your training and hard work is put to the test, when it’s all on the line to finally reach the goals you set after last season. Most players, and parents, have their sights set on playing for a certain team, and while it’s important to have a goal, it’s also important to recognize that there are only so many spots on each team. It is however, most often the players who have stuck to their training routine that end up having a good tryout, making the top team and achieve their goal.

Here are some tips for tryouts that can help you get through the process with the proper motivation, preparation and perspective. 

March 09, 2015 — Lance Pitlick

Can’t Get Your Hockey Line’s To Click?

One of the hardest things to figure out when it comes to coaching is getting line combinations that all click or have chemistry.  There are some player...

August 21, 2014 — Lance Pitlick

Deking Moves the Pros Love

The art of the deke. It is something many players try but few master. It combines superior stickhandling with precise puck control and a quick shot. It is what fakes...
February 08, 2013 — Amy Budde