Green Brook Hockey Club: Coaching info & Drills

Welcome To The Coach's Corner!!
Welcome to the Coach's Corner - and area of our website dedicated to passing along some tips and ideas for drills, coaching tactics, and general information for our coaches to use as a reference tool for helping out with their practices.

Coaching Information
Coach
For those who wish to coach in our league, feel free to contact us by phone, e-mail, or in person at the rink. All coaches are asked to have taken a course for receiving their Rutgers Certification. If you would like to receive this certification, you can call Rutgers University at (732) - 932 - 7178 for information on where the certification course is being held in your area.

Books
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In-Line Skater's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to In-Line Skating and Roller Hockey by Doug Werner

Roller Hockey by Greg Siller

In-Line Skating Basics by Cam Millar, Bruce Curtis

Roller Hockey: The Game Within the Game : A Player and Coach Handbook by Warren R. Taylor

Mastering In-Line Hockey: The Official Niha Coaching and Strategy Book by Brett Callighen, Ron Chipperfield

Winning Roller Hockey: Techniques, Tactics, Training by Dave Easter, Vern Stenlund

Drills:
Special thanks to Board member and Coach Graeme Whitley for providing us with these links to hockey drills from Hockey Canada.

2 on 2 showdown drill
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Goalie Drill - Telescoping
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Goalie Drills - 5 Drills
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Houndback 3 on 0
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Powerplay skills stations
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Reverse A-B-C-D Drill
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Swing Drill
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Zone Games
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Goaltender Practice Plan
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Primary Drill - Beginner
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Primary Drill - Intermediate
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Primary Drill - Advanced
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Secondary Drill - Beginner
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Secondary Drill - Intermediate
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Secondary Drill - Advanced
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Movement Warmup - Beginner
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Movement Warmup - Intermediate
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Movement Warmup - Advanced
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Pylon Mania
PYLON MANIA
Purpose:

To learn skating skills, agility, and puck control

Description:

Work from both ends. Start from opposite corners and begin at the same time.

Follow the pattern of the pylons.

Next in line starts after player in front has successfully gone around the first pylon.

Key teaching points:

This is not a race! Emphasize correct technique.

Should be 8-10 players active at all times.

Variations:

*360 degrees around each pylon (with or without puck).
*No sticks - touch pylon with inside hand while doing tight turns (this forces skater to bend knees).
* Pivot from forward to backward at each pylon (with or without puck).


Hockey drill #2
1 vs 1 times 3
- DRILL CAN BE RUN OUT OF BOTH ENDS
- Forwards at 3 stations - defencemen at 1 station
- Defenceman takes point shot - swings low to face first forward for a 1vs1 to net
- After completing first 1vs1 he swings to opposite corner for another 1vs1
- After completing he challenges forwards at the blueline for another 1vs1
- On the last 1vs1 he and the forward stay at the net for interference
- The next defenceman takes a point shot with players in front of net
- The 2 net players go back in their lineups and the drill repeats
- There should be no rest time on any of the 1vs1's