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  • The New Season

  • 09/16/2015, 2:30pm EDT , By Ontario Minor Hockey Association
  • Helping kids get back in the groove for both school and hockey
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How to create energy and enthusiasm for coming to the rink

OMHA Development Series


Download hundreds of drills and create a practice plan with the new Hockey Canada Drill Hub, powered by Samsung. Offence, defence, goaltending, special teams, with or without the puck; close to a hundred searchable drill videos, descriptions and diagrams are available for players of all levels.

Coaches Tools & Resources

Player Development | Off-Ice Training

This manual was designed to introduce a basic understanding of warm-ups, stretching, plyometrics, balance and coordination, off-ice stickhandling, nutrition, hydration and skill development during the off-season of hockey.  It also introduces parents and players to the concepts of Long Term Player Development and the proper activities that they can be engaged at the appropriate age.

This document only contains the Manual Introduction. The full manual and DVD can be purchased through the Hockey Canada online store

Video Playlists

Player Development | Goaltending

Hockey Canada goaltending videos geared towards beginner, intermediate and advanced players

Player Development | Skills

Hockey Canada player skill development videos geared towards beginner, intermediate and advanced players

Hockey Canada U20 Players | Hockey Tips page

Skills tips from members of Canada's World Junior Teams

Hockey Canada Skills Development Camp Drills

Drills from the Hockey Canada Skills Development Camps

OMHA Hometown Hockey Tips

Skill development videos from the OMHA & Rogers TV

5000 Puck Challenge

Develop your shooting & scoring skills at home!

10,000 Touches

Develop your puck control & scoring skills at home!


Checking and the 4 -Step Progression

Head Contact Rule

Resources and teaching video on the new Head Contact Rule

Standard of Play

Hockey Canada's Standard of Play & Rules Emphasis


Skills Checklist & Inventory

National Skill Standards & Testing | NSST

Hockey Canada Skills Development Camps Drills

Program of Excellence | POE

Hometown Hockey Drill Packs

Small Area Games Drills

Checking | Body Checking

Checking is a critical skill in the game of hockey that when performed properly can create quality scoring opportunities or help a team regain control of the puck. Just like skating, puck control, passing and shooting there are key progressions to the skill of checking when taught effectively, can greatly enhance a player's enjoyment of the great game of hockey.

Players Club