Does your skating look like this?
Some of you have been asking what a good highlight video looks like to send to University recruiters. Here’s a good example.
A few key points:
- It includes contact information.
- It includes some practice drills that show off your skill.
- It makes it easy for the viewer to tell which player you are.
The first step is to start collecting highlight clips of your play. Until you have some game clips start with some practice video.
Can you do the one knee stickhandling drill at the start of the video?
Can we get as good as these kids? Lots of ideas for improving your creativity…
An excellent passing progression drill. Passer should add a look off in the second phase of the drill.
This would work as a station for half the team.
Progression (start all at 80% and move up to full speed):
- Pass right, move left. Pass left, move right.
- Pass right or left, move left or right (opposite).
- Add opposite side forechecker who protects one side (right or left), pass to other side, move opposite.
Ben is Coach Steve’s nephew and helps us out from time to time. This video was made a couple of years ago while Ben was still playing for the Winnipeg Jets (He’s with the Montreal Canadians now #8). This video shows how even the pros have fun while they are training.
Simple drill. Watch for two ways to come out from behind the net… (1) Stick first or (2) Butt first. Practice both on both sides of the net.
Don’t forget that with a goalie in the net, we want to BANG, BANG on our rebounds. Don’t just skate away.
Our Woodpecker drill is all about protecting the puck. Sydney Crosby protects the puck better than anyone…
- Eyes up.
- Keep your feet moving.
- Body between the puck and your opponent.
Think about this video when you are doing the Woodpecker drill!
Notice his intensity as he does these drills.