Monday, December 5, 2022

Chalk Talk

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

Losing the Hockey Game

Losing the Hockey Game: Dealing With a Loss

The thrill of victory also means the agony of defeat for the loser. How to cope with the loss. By Warren Nye Everyone talks about winning....
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...
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...
great teammate

Are You a Great Teammate? 3 Ways to Tell

Being a great teammate is a vital part of being a great hockey player   By Matt Schoepflin   Most coaches and players alike stress the importance of...
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...
Letter Youth Hockey Coach

Letter From a Youth Hockey Coach

A youth hockey coach talks about the 5 things he’d like to see changed in the game By Topher Scott Dear Youth Hockey, How is everything going...
cover your point

Cover the Point: D-Zone Tips for Wingers

The correct way to cover the point, and proper defensive-zone coverage     By Warren Tabachnick   When it comes to the concept of cover the point, there are...
Frolunda 2 on 2 Gap Control hockey drill

The Frolunda 2 on 2 Gap Control Hockey Drill

The focus this week is on the Frolunda 2 on 2 Gap Control hockey drill, courtesy of Hockey Coach Vision   Overview The Frolunda 2 on 2 Gap Control...
net-front play hockey drill

The Net-Front Play Hockey Drill

The Net-Front Play hockey drill works on net-front play in a competitive situation Overview This drill from our friends at Hockey Coach Vision is a...
Goalie Puck Handling

The Goalie’s Guide to Puck Handling

Puck handling is an important skill for goalies