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Five Man Puck Recovery

with Tyler Krueger,
UW-Stevens Point Head Coach;
2019 NCAA Division III National Championship;
led UWSP to the first undefeated season in Division III Hockey history;
awarded the 2019 Edward Jeremiah Award as the National Coach of the Year by the American Hockey Coaches Association (ACHA);
2019 USCHO.com National Coach of the Year;
was Associate Head Coach in 2016 (NCAA National Championship)

In a possession-style approach to the game, you want to regain possession as quickly as possible when it's lost. This video featuring UW-Stevens Point head coach Tyler Krueger will teach you how to train your team to regain possession deep in the offensive zone and generate more high quality scoring opportunities as a result.

Offensive Zone Tactics Against the "Swarm"

Coach Krueger begins by discussing why teams deploy a "swarm" defense. He explains how to effectively counter this defensive tactic by collapsing the zone and not becoming out-numbered. You and your team will learn the concept of "squashing" defenders to limit the effectiveness of the opponent's wingers.

Recovering Pucks in the Offensive Zone

You'll see how to get your forwards into proper position in the offensive zone to pressure the swarm defense into creating loose pucks, which will provide your players opportunities to recover them. Through a set of three drills, Coach Krueger displays how to train your team to be active with constant movement so your athletes can anticipate the D play, be on time with pressure, and jump on the loose puck.

Getting Pucks into the Critical Scoring Area

Krueger's final three drills work on re-expanding the zone and getting the puck back into the critical scoring area after winning possession from the defense. You will observe how to train your team to quickly open, and get into, both the "Half Wall" and "Goal Line" seams in order to generate opportunities in the "Grade A" area. Additionally, Coach Krueger provides a low-to-high reset drill that will train your team how to respond to a defense that has quickly closed up the seams you're trying to exploit.

Coach Krueger emphasizes the importance of having a 70/30 offensive/defensive split in order to be successful with a possession-style approach to the game. Winning the puck back in the attack zone is a critical component in this style of play. The concepts and drills in this video will help you train your team to quickly get back on the attack and increase your shot count.

58 minutes. 2020.

DVD
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All Access Wisconsin Hockey Practice
with Mike Eaves,
St. Olaf College Head Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
2006 NCAA Champions; 2010 NCAA Runners-Up; over 200 career wins

Spend three full days with University of Wisconsin Head Coach Mike Eaves and the staff of the Wisconsin Badger men's hockey program. Coach Eaves shares strategies, tips and techniques taken from 25 years coaching experience in Europe, the NHL and now with the Badgers , which he led to a national championship title in 2006.

Coach Eaves illustrates how to develop a successful practice using three critical elements for practice design and seven key "in practice" focus areas.

The presentation is filled with drills that demonstrate both individual tactics and team play concepts. The drills vary from simple to complex techniques and move into high tempo team play and competitive team play conditioning situations. Coach Eaves uses a variety of strategies to develop his players including flow, compete, small area games and team play combination drills. Most of the drills in the presentation are designed to accelerate the athlete's skill level and enhance his ability to think and perform "at pace" while maintaining or improving their overall conditioning level.

Follow the philosophy and approach to practice design in Coach Eaves' presentation and your players will develop at an exponential rate.

281 minutes (2 DVDs). 2014.

All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!

DVD
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The Culver Way: Teaching Foundations for Ice Hockey

with Steve Palmer,
Culver Academy (IN) Director of Hockey;
Culver boys began and ended their 2017-18 campaign as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation by USA Hockey (43-4-1 record);
13-year professional playing career;
2x All-American as a player at Clarkson University

Coach Palmer meticulously builds his players' skill sets by training on- and off-ice habits using the Culver hockey development model: Skating (Power/Speed) agility, Posture and Technique. This video will give you the chance to see how Palmer sets his players up for success by improving their play-making awareness and skills through small area games with a purpose. Additionally, he introduces the seven Culver practice habits that have turned many high school players into college and pro prospects.

Practice Habits that Translate to Games

On the white board, Coach Palmer illustrates numerous drills that propel players to start thinking the game of hockey, so they can make correct decisions on the ice. Playing hockey at a high level requires being a good, fluid skater. Palmer works from the base of all skating skills by working on players' edge work. He builds from executing drills slowly until they are as perfect as can be, then adding the skill with pucks.

You'll see how to incorporate on-ice awareness into any drill by using constant head movement, which allows athletes to make cognitive and intuitive decisions during a game. When players are given specific rules or habits on a constant basis, Coach Palmer will stop the practice or drill and instruct the player about implementing the correct habit.

Small Area Games

Palmer uses many small area games with different stipulations that can heighten the educational and physical aspect of practice.

You'll learn games like:

  • 4v2 One-Touch
  • 3v1 Hard One-Touch
  • One vs One, no goalie
  • Situations Game

In the "Situations Game," a player must retrieve a puck spotted by the coach and a defensive player comes in to play 1v1. The coaches can add players, so all the athletes involved need to constantly look over the ice to see who else has joined the game and what the situation will be. This is a great drill to train keeping your head on a swivel to survey the ice and gather information.

This video takes you behind the scenes of a well-thought out practice by Coach Palmer that will develop your players' on-ice production in many facets. His excellent communication skills, clear explanations and consistent message makes this video a must-have for coaches at all levels!

132 minutes. 2019.

DVD
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Station Mania! Stations & Small Area Games: Skating, Stickhandling, Passing & Shooting

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
  • Gates with Obstacles
  • Center Ice Chaos
  • Pass Right, Go Left
  • X-Passing
  • Moving Line
  • Double Chip
  • 2v0 3 Zones
  • Give & Go - Low Attack
  • Two Shot Deception
  • D-Gap Cuts
  • Net Drive

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 video, Station Mania! Stations & Small Area Games: Offensive Tactics, Defensive Tactics &��Competitive Play which is an ideal companion to piece together for a full series of additional practice ideas!

116 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Station Mania! Stations & Small Area Games: Offensive Tactics, Defensive Tactics & Competitive Play

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.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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