Monday, August 15, 2022

Chalk Talk

Articles for and about coaches, including tips & drills for all hockey players

Hockey Defense

3 Ways to Play Great Hockey Defense

3 simple ways to up your D game
mohawk figure 8 hockey drill

The Mohawk Figure 8 Hockey Drill

This week’s Covid Crusher is the Mohawk Figure 8 drill, designed by Jeremy Weiss During these challenging times, the people at Hockey Coach Vision have...
hockey mistakes

14 Hockey Mistakes—and What to Do About Them

Looking to be more effective on the ice? Avoid these hockey mistakes and come out on top. By Rick Traugott This post should be titled “Things that...
good coaching

Good Coaching: How Does Yours Rank?

It was clear that only my team’s best players would get legitimate ice time, but everyone pays to play. No one wants to observe the game from the bench.
Shooting in Stride

Shooting in Stride: A How-To Guide

An effective way to score more goals
Your Child's Coach

The 5 Questions You Must Ask Your Child’s Coach

Before you commit, ask your child’s coach these 5 questions     By Brian Sieger   So your young athlete wants to play hockey. Good choice! If you’ve done...
pressure the puck

Pressure the Puck Carrier: Find Your Man & Force the Play

Whenever you don’t have the puck, the first thing to do is pressure the puck carrier as hard as you can   By Rick Traugott   Generally, I...
tic tac toe passing drill

The Tic-Tac-Toe Passing Drill

This week’s Covid Crusher is the Bruins Tic-Tac-Toe Passing drill, designed by Adam Powell During these challenging times, the people at Hockey Coach Vision have...
coach versus parents problem

Decoding the Coach versus Parents Problem

The coach versus parents problem has almost always plagued youth sports. Here's how to solve it.   By Rick Traugott   Finally, one successful high school coach had...
Umbrella Power Play Drill-Crash

Umbrella Power Play System

This power-play drill is a slightly more advanced power-play system that is commonly used in higher levels of hockey.