PatrickBurke

Youth Hockey Skills & Drills
by Patrick Burke

Hockey is an incredibly fast paced game. Give your players the edge by teaching them techniques that will sharped the skills necessary to outmatch their opponents. 

Veteran hockey coach, Patrick Burke takes you through his favorite youth hockey skills and drills in this 12 part hockey coaching course. Burke's coaching videos will cover hockey skating, shooting tips, passing and tactics.

Chapter 1: Hockey Skating
1 Crossover Start
2 Push-Pull Drill
3 Sled Dog Race Drill
Chapter 2: Hockey Shooting Tips
4 Keep Your Shot Low
5 Redirecting Passes
6 Deflections and Tip-Ins
Chapter 3: Hockey Passing
7 Passing Progression Drills
Chapter 4: Hockey Tactics
8 Face-Offs
9 Offensive Zone Face-Off
10 Defensive Zone Face-Offs
11 The Breakout
Chapter 5: Coach Youth Hockey Tips
12 How to Run an Effective Practice

PatrickBurke Patrick Burke USA Hockey & American Sport Education Program-Certified Hockey Coach

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 recoginized 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.

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