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Coaching Youth Hockey:
From Mites to PeeWees

Learn to reach and teach young players with these detailed videos

In this exceptional video-based plan, Coach Patrick Burke presents over 50 hockey drills, skill demonstrations and practice ideas developed specifically for teaching youth hockey players how to play the game. Starting with basic skating, passing and footwork skills and progressing to more advanced techniques and age-appropriate games, this plan is ideal for first, second, and third year coaches. Your purchase includes access to downloadable training notes and hockey coaching tips for each drill.

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Calling for the Puck

Table of Contents

Hockey Basics
  • Introduction to Hockey Basics
  • The Language of Hockey
  • The Hockey Ready Position
Skating and Footwork
  • Introduction to Skating and Footwork
  • Edge Awareness
  • Jump Sticks Drill
  • Inside Edge Awareness
  • Outside Edge Awareness
  • Getting Up
  • The Superman Slide
  • Walk Like a Duck
  • C-Cut Drill
  • Push-Pull Drill
  • Push Net Drill
  • Snowplow Stop
  • Transitioning to a Hockey Stop
  • Snowcone Drill
  • Drop Your Gloves Drill
  • Red Light, Green Light
  • Chair Sit C-Cut
  • Forward to Backward Pivot
  • Backward to Forward Pivot
  • Backward Stop and Explode
  • Triangle Drill
  • Stationary Crossovers
  • Lateral Crossovers
  • Crossover Circle Drill
  • Weave Drill
Stickhandling 101
  • Introduction to Stickhandling 101
  • Holding Your Stick
  • Carrying the Puck
  • Underhandling
  • Lateral Dribble
  • Skating Lateral Dribble
  • Open Ice Carry
  • Kick-Ups
Passing Basics
  • Introduction to Passing Basics
  • Stationary Passing
  • Backhand Passing
  • Moving Passes
  • Box Passing Drill
  • Using the Boards
  • Calling for the Puck
Shooting Basics
  • Introduction to Shooting Basics
  • Teaching the Wrist Shot
  • Backhand Wrist Shot
  • Moving Shot Drill
Goaltending 101
  • Introduction to Goaltending 101
  • Goaltending Stance
  • Shuffle-Step and T-Glide
  • Freezing the Puck
  • Figure Eight Drill
  • Blind Goalie Drill
Skill-Building Games
  • Introduction to Skill-Building Games
  • Freeze Tag
  • Sharks and Minnows
  • Circle Chaos Drill
  • Pass Keep-Away Drill
  • Two-on-Two with Nets Back-to-Back

About the Coach

The Coach

Patrick Burke is a USA Hockey- and American Sport Education Program-certified hockey coach and a USA Hockey ACE Director. He has coached U-18 all-star teams in Vermont and in the New England Yankee All-Star Festival. Burke has led his varsity team at Champlain Valley High School in VT to a state championship. Burke played for the Ramapo (N.Y.) Saints and the NJ Rockets.


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