Discover How to Design Successful Hockey Drills

As part of the All Star Season program, youth coaching and fitness expert, Brian Grasso, identifies two key strategies for designing successful drills.  Follow Coach Grasso’s advice for designing successful hockey drills:

  1. You’ve got to get players active, not lecture at them. Understand the size of your team and how to break it into the right-size groups. Keep instructions clear and short. Preparation is a top priority. Some coaches run through the purpose and sequence of drills even before going out to practice.

  2. Design drills and skill-development exercises that get all players moving around, no matter the position or talent level. While every practice has down time for water or a needed short rest, always look to keep the kids engaged.  Even when they’re “resting”, they’re still doing something. Make every minute count and make this time interactive for players with both their coaches and teammates.

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