This chapter includes drills designed to help goalies develop the skills they need, such as the ability to react to various types of shots, agility movements, the use of the stick, and the use of the blocker and catcher glove.
With 446 drills covering every facet of the sport, The Hockey Drill Book is the most comprehensive resource for today’s players and coaches.
Former National Hockey League and World Championship gold-medal coach Dave Chambers has spent thousands of hours in the world’s top rinks. In The Hockey Drill Book he provides you with the same drills used by North America’s and Europe’s elite.
Along with detailed diagrams, illustrations, and coaching tips, the 446 drills cover each position, offensive and defensive systems, pregame warm-ups, on-ice conditioning, and game-specific situations, including power plays, penalty killing, and face-offs.
Whether your goal is to improve your game or lead your team to glory, rely on The Hockey Drill Book—it is the only drill book you’ll ever need.
Chapter 1. Running Effective Practices and Drills
Chapter 2. Warm-Up Drills for Skating, Passing, and Stickhandling
Chapter 3. Warm-Up Drills With Shooting
Chapter 4. One-on-One Drills
Chapter 5. Two-on-One Drills
Chapter 6. Two-on-Two Drills
Chapter 7. Three-on-One Drills
Chapter 8. Three-on-Two, Five-on-Two, and Breakout Drills
Chapter 9. Defensive Drills
Chapter 10. Combination Drills
Chapter 11. Shooting Drills
Chapter 12. Defenseman Drills
Chapter 13. Forward Drills
Chapter 14. Goalie Drills
Chapter 15. Power Play, Penalty-Killing, and Face-Off Drills
Chapter 16. Competitive Fun Drills and Games
Chapter 17. Evaluation Drills
Chapter 18. On-Ice Conditioning Drills
Dave Chambers, PhD, has coached hockey for more than 30 years from key developmental levels to the National Hockey League and international competition. His experience with all types of players and styles makes him well suited to teach the ever-evolving game that is a blend of the European and North American styles. Chambers has won two gold medals in World Championships, five university championships, and five Coach of the Year awards. He was named Master Coach by the Canadian Hockey Association and was inducted into the York University (Toronto, Canada) Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Dave has also written a number of books and articles on coaching ice hockey and has made numerous presentations worldwide.
"The Hockey Drill Book demonstrates Dave Chambers' intimate knowledge of the game. He has the ability to simplify every skill set. This collection of drills is an absolute must for individual player and team development."
Ken Hitchcock Head Coach of Columbus Blue Jackets
"The Hockey Drill Book demonstrates why Dave Chambers is known as the 'professor of coaching.' Chambers uses his practical experience in coaching combined with his strong teaching background to guide coaches and players through the technical and tactical skills of hockey."
Johnny R. Misley Executive Vice President Hockey Canada
“The Hockey Drill Book is absolutely outstanding. In the past, it was an exhausting process using multiple Web sites, numerous books and manuals, and Hockey Canada to find drills related to our coaching plans. Now we have one true source that will service all of our needs from a drill perspective.”