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Even MORE Games to Teach the Game

with Jamie Rice,
Babson College Head Coach;
2x ECAC East Coach of the Year; 4x ECAC East Tournament Champions
2014 ECAC East and New England Hockey Writers Association Coach of the Year;
7x USA Hockey Select 17 Festival Coach;
USA Hockey Coaching Education Program lecturer

Jamie Rice is back with his third Games to Teach the Game video and once again provides a resource that will raise the excitement level of your team's practices by engaging your players on the ice with what they love the most - competing and playing the game they love! By implementing Coach Rice's games, your athletes will look forward to the start of practice and will have a fulfilling and beneficial experience every time they step on the ice. This video includes 14 games that will bring out the best in your players and provide a strong carryover effect in how your team plays when the lights come on.

Games

Coach Rice uses the Pertti game as a great warm-up drill to get a lot of players active and moving throughout the ice and without boundaries. Athletes read and react to each other and work on unscripted problem solving skills, which they constantly need to develop as they play.

The Numbers game is a progression game that tackles one of hockey's biggest challenges. In today's game players are swarmed under pressure, sometimes facing one verses two or three players. The Numbers game allows for athletes to rehearse puck possession skills under pressure and find ways to end with positive puck touches and opportunities. Starting out 1v3 and progressing to 2v3 and 3v3 allows your players to work from puck possession to puck support skills.

And More Games

Among the many games Coach Rice includes in this video, perhaps the best is the Royal Line. The Royal Line is a common term used to divide the ice in half and emphasize the need to move the puck from one side of the rink to the other. There is a trend in hockey now to get pucks across the Royal Line to get the goalie moving and perhaps not square or set for shots - it moves defenders out of their defensive zone house and ultimately creates more offense and scoring. Offensive players learn puck support while spreading out the defending team in this educational drill.

The best part about Coach Rice's games is that instead of focusing on one skill in a given drill, they work to improve multiple skills at once, including:

  • Skating and puck handling in tight areas, puck protection, and puck support
  • Skills without the puck, including retrievals, back-checking and finding open ice
  • Hockey IQ, which separates good players from great ones at higher levels of the game

This video is essential for coaches who want to bring excitement to their practices. By exposing your players to game situations created in advance, they'll be able to adjust, adapt and problem solve in the heat of competition. Coach Rice gives you exactly what you need to develop athletes who are quick thinkers and love to compete!

92 minutes. 2019.

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Station Mania! Stations & Small Area Games 2-Pack
HD-05512A:

with Bob Montrose,
Owner of Peak Performance Training Camps;
former John Marshall/Lourdes (MN) HS Girls Head Coach;
Back-to-Back-to-Back Big 9 Conference Champions (2014-16)

Give your team a chance to develop at a high rate by using every inch of the ice and having fun while learning in different hockey skills stations!

Inside this video, Peak Performance Training Camps' Bob Montrose includes a look at some of the great skills sessions from his camp. You'll get activities that work on offensive tactics, defensive tactics, and some great competitive drills. Montrose shows exactly how to keep all of your athletes on their toes and having fun while learning essential hockey skills at the same time.

On the Whiteboard, On the Ice

Coach Montrose starts at the whiteboard to describe what each drill is, how the drill relates to the game, and how the drill will be performed. Then he moves to the ice with players who demonstrate each drill. When needed, Montrose stops, resets the drill, and adds his thoughts on how the drill correlates to the real game. Perhaps most impactful is Montrose's method of organization on the ice, which can save your program time and money (especially if you have to rent out time on the rink!).

Stations

In all, this video includes 13 drills that address offensive and defensive tactics, plus competitive play. Coach Montrose provides the following exercises:

  • Five Spot Drill
  • Rolling Attack 3v3
  • Continuous Attack
  • Ring Attack: 3 Zones
  • Board Containment 1v1
  • Defensive Puck Carry
  • Offensive Defenseman
  • D Walk Line: 3 Zones
  • Iron Cross - 4 Quarters
  • NHL/AHL
  • 3v1 Game
  • Pit Bull
  • 2v2 Twist

This video will help you accomplish many things at practice in a shorter amount of time, especially if you're running your own youth program in the summer or sharing ice during the winter with other teams. Coach Montrose does an outstanding job of utilizing every part of the ice with his stations!

Also, don't forget to check out Montrose's other 'Station Mania!' video, Station Mania! Stations & Small Area Games: Skating, Stickhandling, Passing & Shooting which is an ideal companion to piece together for a full series of additional practice ideas!

102 minutes. 2019.



HD-05512B:

with Bob Montrose,
Owner of Peak Performance Training Camps;
former John Marshall/Lourdes (MN) HS Girls Head Coach;
Back-to-Back-to-Back Big 9 Conference Champions (2014-16)

Give your team a chance to develop at a high rate by using every inch of the ice and having fun while learning in different hockey skills stations!

Bob Montrose, owner of Peak Performance Training Camps, passes on some of the on-ice stations that he uses at his own camps. He includes drills that that work to improve the skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting skills of your players. Montrose shows exactly how to keep all of your athletes on their toes and having fun while learning essential hockey skills at the same time.

On the Whiteboard, On the Ice

Coach Montrose starts at the whiteboard to describe what each drill is, how the drill relates to the game, and how the drill will be performed. Then he moves to the ice with players who demonstrate each drill. When needed, Montrose stops, resets the drill, and adds his thoughts on how the drill correlates to the real game. Perhaps most impactful is Montrose's method of organization on the ice, which can save your program time and money (especially if you have to rent out time on the rink!).

Stations

In all, this video has 18 drills that address skating, stickhandling, passing, and shooting. Coach Montrose provides the following exercises:

  • Stride Leaps
  • Quick Starts
  • Backward C-Cut to Crossover
  • 360 Tight Turns
  • 180 Power Turns
  • Last Puck Zone
  • Last Puck Circle
DVD
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High Tempo Hockey Drills to Advance the Puck

with Mike McShane,
Norwich University Head Men's Hockey Coach;
2000, 2003, 2010 & 2017 NCAA D-III National Champions;
2017 Edward Jeremiah Division III AHCA's National Coach of the Year - 5x recipient of the award, he has won the award more than any other coach in its history;
over 700 career victories and 12x appearances in the D-III Frozen Four

Hockey sense can be taught, and Mike McShane effectively uses high tempo flow drills to demonstrate how you can help your players heighten their own senses! Using indirect passes, timing and communication, your players will learn how to defeat any tight checking system your opponent uses against you.

Every fast-paced drill in this video continuously incorporates many active skaters with a focus on skills used during a game, based on position. Your defensemen will learn why they need to move the puck quickly to advance it, while your forwards will learn when to use different passes to beat a defender.

High Tempo Drills

Through eight drill segments and various sub-segments, you will see McShane's overall theme of constant foot speed and drive to the net that helps scoring chances.

The "Hound" is an effective warm-up drill to engage players to communicate, move their feet with urgency, and create time and space by utilizing either direct or indirect passing. The drill is perfect to start practice because everyone on the ice will quickly be involved in the play.

"Cadet Indirect" is another great drill to help develop indirect passing, which is a skill that needs repetition to become comfortable with. This drill utilizes both forwards and defensemen in game-like play and reinforces how to use the boards to beat your opponent and create scoring chances. Your players will quickly absorb:

  • How to utilize indirect passing to slip past coverage
  • The best way to communicate and provide partner direction
  • The foot speed necessary for an effective attack

One of the best drills to involve your defensemen in quick outlet passing and offensive zone shooting is the "UNH Three Shot" drill. Low defensemen work to quickly retrieve pucks for a first choice outlet pass while high defensemen work on blue line utilization and shooting with the intent of net front deflections and screening.

Defensemen and forwards can improve their neutral zone transition game using the "Yale 1 vs. 0 and 2 vs. 0" drill. Your players will improve their communication and puck support skills, as this drill has a lot of quick puck touches and athletes need to know where the next pass is going.

Details Make the Difference

Each of Coach McShane's drills are shown on the whiteboard and then via video demonstration. He gives the listener fantastic insight to why each detail practiced during the drills is being taught and why they are important to the overall success of the player.

With the use of high tempo flow drills, you'll learn how to teach your players the methods of advancing the puck from the defensive zone to create offense in the opponent's end.

78 minutes. 2018.

DVD
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All Access Hockey Practice with Rick Bennett

featuring Rick Bennett,
Union College Head Coach;
2017 ECAC Coach of the Year - 2x ECAC Coach of the Year;
2014 NCAA Champions; 2014 and 2012 NCAA Frozen Four;
2014 Spencer Penrose Award (AHCA National Coach of the Year), College Hockey News Coach of the Year and U.S. College Hockey Online Coach of the Year;
Back-to-Back-to-Back ECAC Tournament Champions (2012-14); 4x ECAC Regular season Champions;
played for Providence College - was co-captain, 2nd team All-American & Hobey Baker Finalist (1990)

with John Ronan and Matt Alvey, Union College Assistant Coaches

This all-access video featuring Rick Bennett, Union College head coach, takes you into a college practice setting for multiple days. You'll see what takes place after a day off and experience what practices are like leading up to games later in the week. These practices include small area games, small skill stations, full ice high tempo drills, a goalie drill session, dryland training, weight training, and an in-depth sports psychology session!

Practice Day 1

This practice, which takes place after a weekend of games, is lighter with a skill-based theme featuring some specialty team work. Coach Bennett, through a series of six drills, has his team work on passing, the penalty kill, and shooting. Of note is the use of different weighted pucks in drills that emphasize passing and moving. See how the use of weighted pucks help the players work on and develop a good touch on the puck, which is crucial for a good passing game. See the importance of this touch as the passing drills are made more game-like.

Other drills include a penalty kill/power play drill that helps the short-handed team work on covering the passing and shooting lanes as the attack team moves the puck around the zone attempting to pull the defense out of the lanes. See how to be more successful in winning the 3v2 up top battles as well as the 2v2 down low battles.

The 4 Net drill promotes scoring, touches, and shooting. These four 'coaches choice' stations work on different aspects of puck battles with the goal of getting the puck to the net. The on-ice portion of this practice concludes with a session for the goalies; watch as they work on their recovery saves and lateral movement.

The off-ice portion of day one includes sitting in on a game file review session with the team, an overview of the strength and conditioning aspects, and a discussion about the process and staples that are responsible for building and maintaining the team culture at Union.

Practice Day 2

Day two has more emphasis on defensive zone play. Through a series of six drills, Bennett has the team work on movement/spacing/shooting, taking away time and space in the defensive zone, defensive zone coverage, and a great drill that works on read and react.

See how Coach Bennett's TNT (talk now time) concept is used to help the defense sort through the chaos being created by the attacking team. During the 5v1 - 5v4 Power Play Progression, you'll learn to methodically train your man-up unit to think ahead to its next move while the players have the time and space to do so. See how, as man-down players are added, this premeditated movement becomes increasingly important as the penalty killer unit increasingly covers the passing and shooting lanes.

In the Kong game, you'll see how the creative use of a dog Kong toy as a puck trains offensive players to work on puck control with an unpredictable 'puck,' while defensive players work on read & react skills and taking away time & space. The unpredictable movement of the Kong mirrors a game situation where a player is having difficulty handling the puck. This is going to help the defense recognize those situations where they can apply more pressure on an attack player. It's also a good hand-eye drill for the carries.

Practice Day 3

Day three places more emphasis on offense. Coach Bennett has the team work on transitions, forechecks, and offensive movement with th

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Practice To Game: Blueprint For Success!

with Bob Montrose,
Owner of Peak Performance Training Camps;
former John Marshall/Lourdes (MN) HS Girls Head Coach;
Back-to-Back-to-Back Big 9 Conference Champions (2014-16)

Many players get nervous, lose their poise, and make crucial mistakes in the game of hockey. Bob Montrose will help minimize these mistakes and help resolve the many issues coaches have with a player's clouded judgment.

Coach Montrose understands players' need for simple concepts and has developed a teaching style in which his players respond well to; they learn to be effective on the ice by playing fast and under control.

The first video (two-video set) focuses on simple system play in each of the three zones - the defensive zone, the neutral zone and the offensive zone. By minimizing the number of options players need to remember, the learning cycle is shortened. This enables the team to play with speed due to no delays in the decision-making process and all players understanding what their teammates are trying to accomplish. By giving players a limited number of options and training them to communicate with each other, your team can become a force on the ice.

The second video contains 13 drills that teach players how to make decisions on the ice during a game. Drills include a passing progression that incorporates the in-game decision-making process and intense, game-like drills that provide players with the opportunity to make real-time decisions.

A featured drill loved by Coach Montrose's players is called '10 Goals in 7 Minutes', a high-paced, game-like drill that pits the forwards against the defensemen and goalie. The objective is to score, or prevent, 10 goals from being scored in 7 minutes. For each repetition, there are three scoring opportunities presented: a 1v0, a 2v1 and a 3v2. All players get involved with this highly-competitive and action-packed drill that has athletes working on all aspects of hockey in a competitive and FUN atmosphere.

There isn't a single cone used in any of these drills, making this a simple framework for teaching how to play the game of hockey. Coach Montrose explains and illustrates his concepts for making the game simple for players.

183 minutes. 2017.

DVD
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