Celebrate with Class During Blowouts
No matter what you think about teams running up the score against a significantly weaker opponent (and there’s plenty to read about that!), there’s one thing everyone seems to agree on: Parents and players on the winning team need to act as if they’ve been there before. Don't celebrate every goal in a blowout of 0-11 proportions as if your team just won the Stanley Cup. Of course players can celebrate and congratulate other team members on goals. They just need to be sure their celebrations aren’t rising to the level of gloating and goading the other team. (And sorry to ...
Don’t Shrink Your Game: Learn from Your Mistakes
With hockey being so fast and unpredictable, it's only natural to endlessly evaluate your play. You kick yourself between shifts, your coach whispers/yells at you between periods, you lose sleep tossing and turning after the game and then the dreaded video session highlights your play in front of the whole team. In this day and age with parents, coaches, video, agents, scouts, etc., holding you accountable for your play, it’s hard not to work yourself up into a bite-sized mental breakdown after a game. Of course you learn from your mistakes—and you need to be held accountable for the team to ...
Presto Chango with Rollerguards
Hockey Training Tip: Quickly transform your hockey skates into inline skates with Rollerguard Rolling Skate Guards and get a little skating in anywhere, anytime. Improve your skating stride and endurance, work on positional play outside the rink, practice shots in your driveway or just have fun on any smooth surface, outside or inside.
Improve Your Stickhandling with the Green Biscuit
Practicing your stickhandling is important if you want to become a better stickhandler. Hockey Shot has a number of hockey training aids that will help make your practice time a lot more fun, and a lot more effective. One product that makes stickhandling more ice-like is the Green Biscuit. Click here to see a video showing specific drills and methods for improving your stickhandling using the Green Biscuit. Editor's Note: Thank you to reviewer Jeremy Rupke of HockeyReviewHQ.com.