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Hockey Drills & Tips Video Library
by Hockey Library

Whether you are a novice coach or a seasoned veteran, there is always room to expand your arsenal of skills and drills for coaching youth hockey. This tip-filled instructional video covers all aspects of the game with over 50 hockey drills and tips developed specifically for youth players. The Hockey Skills and Drills Library gives parents, coaches and team volunteers all of the technical expertise they need to help kids learn hockey faster and play better.

Chapter 1: Hockey Equipment
1 Get Outfitted
2 How to Choose Skates
3 How to Lace Skates
4 Choosing a Hockey Stick
5 Picking the Right Helmet
Chapter 2: Basic Hockey Skills
6 Proper Stance
7 Passing Basics
8 How to Control the Puck
9 How to Receive a Pass
Chapter 3: Hockey Skating
10 Forward Skating Stride
11 Crossover Start
12 Backward Skating Stride
13 Changing Direction
14 How to Stop
15 How to Skate with a Stick
16 Overspeed Drill
17 Push-Pull Drill
18 Sled Dog Race Drill
19 Skating Drills for Mites and Squirts
20 More Skating Drills for Mites and Squirts
Chapter 4: Hockey Stickhandling
21 How to Hold a Hockey Stick
22 How to Stickhandle
23 Stickhandling While Skating
24 Simple Stickhandling Drill
25 Partner Stickhandling Drill
26 Stickhandling Keep-Away Game
27 Stickhandling Chaos Drill
28 Poke Check
Chapter 5: Hockey Shooting Tips
29 How to Shoot a Wrist Shot
30 Keep Your Shot Low
31 Backhands
32 Snap Shots
33 How to Shoot a Slap Shot
34 Redirecting Passes
35 Deflections and Tip-Ins
Chapter 6: Hockey Passing
36 Basic Passing Drill
37 Passing Progression Drills
Chapter 7: Hockey Tactics
38 Face-Offs
39 Offensive Zone Face-Off
40 Defensive Zone Face-Offs
41 The Breakout
42 Goalie Ready Position
43 The Butterfly Technique
44 Basics of the Butterfly Slide
45 Cutting Down the Angle
46 Playing the Puck
47 Shuffle Step for Positioning
48 How to Prepare the Crease
49 Freezing the Puck
Chapter 8: Coaching Youth Hockey
50 Let Kids Play
51 How to Run an Effective Practice
52 Having Fun with Young Kids
53 Fun with the Puck

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Meet the coaches!

GUY GADOWSKY has been the architect of Princeton University’s rise to the top of the ECAC Men's Hockey League.

During the 2007-08 season, the Tigers won a program-high 21 games and reached the NCAA Division I Tournament for just the second time in program history. Gadowsky was honored as the ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the national award.

Gadowsky spent five seasons at Alaska-Fairbanks in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The Edmonton, Alberta, native also was the head coach and director of hockey operations for the Fresno Falcons of the Western Collegiate Hockey League, and coached in Roller Hockey International, serving as the head coach of the Oklahoma Coyotes in 1996 and the San Jose Rhinos from 1997 to 1999.

PATRICK BURKE, the principal of Vermont's South Burlington High School, is a USA Hockey- and American Sport Education Program-certified hockey coach and a USA Hockey ACE (Association Coaching Education) Director.   

Burke has coached at nearly every level from mites to college and has served as the head  varsity coach at three New England high schools: St. Bernard (Conn.); Champlain Valley (Vt.), where he led his team to a state championship; and South Burlington (Vt). 

He has coached U-18 all-star teams in Vermont and in the New England Yankee All-Star Festival, and now is coaching on the youth level with the Essex (Vt.) Sting and the Vermont Shamrocks. His focus has always been on player development, hard work and fun. He has been recognized for coaching excellence by the Positive Youth Sports Alliance and was Vermont's principal of the year in 2006.
   
As a player, Burke played AAA and junior hockey for the Ramapo (N.Y.) Saints and the New Jersey Rockets, as well as college hockey for Connecticut College.

NICOLE ULIASZ is the girls' varsity ice hockey coach at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville. N.J. She is also assistant athletic director and sports information director at the prestigious prep school.

Uliasz began attending the University of Wisconsin in 2000 and playing for the Badgers' women's ice hockey team. In 2001, she left the university to join the United States National Ice Hockey Team. She played with the national team for a year and traveled on the 2002 Visa Salt Lake City Pre-Olympic Tour. She also played on the 2002 United States Under-22 National Team and re-joined the Badgers in 2002. She graduated in 2005.
Uliasz was a three-time ALL-WCHA Academic honoree and an All-Big Ten honoree.

DAVE SCOWBY has 12 years of youth hockey coaching experience. For the last five years, he's been on the coaching staff of the New Jersey Kings, and prior to that spent seven years coaching in the Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL). He's also an instructor at the Princeton Sports Center in Monmouth Junction, N.J.
Captain of the 1994-95 Princeton University men's ice hockey team, Scowby has more than 28 years of combined coaching and playing experience. His coaching achievements include several AYHL championships and a prestigious International Silverstick Championship.

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, where he played for the Regina Cougars (Midget AAA), his coaching philosophy emphasizes skill development, team play and the importance of developing young men of character on and off the ice.

TED ANNIS is Director of Hockey at Princeton Sports Center in Monmouth Junction, N.J. Originally from Belleville, Ontario, Annis played junior hockey for the Junior A Kingston Voyageurs of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League and then college hockey at Princeton University. His youth hockey coaching background includes seven years of AAA experience with the New Jersey Rockets (including the 2000-2001 Tier 1 National Champion Peewees).

As Director of Hockey at Princeton Sports Center, Annis is responsible for player development through the Intro to Hockey program, the Princeton Sports Center Hockey Academy and the CJTHL recreational league.

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