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Coach & Player Resources


OMHA Development Series

To support the growth and development of the game, the OMHA has released the Hockey Development handbook which provides a comprehensive look at new initiatives and current development programming available to our Minor Hockey Associations and members. 



HOCKEY CANADA DRILL HUB

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

  • The Importance of Hockey Sense

  • 12/04/2014, 4:45pm EST, By Ontario Minor Hockey Association
  • While everyone praises players with great hockey sense, it’s important to understand why the mental side of hockey matters and to what degree.
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  • Is Your Off-Ice Hockey Warmup Working?

  • 11/25/2014, 2:45pm EST, By Ontario Minor Hockey Association
  • Effective and dynamic warmups that take athletes through all three planes of motion play a critical role not just prior to games but to practices and dryland sessions.
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Player Development | Off-Ice Training

This manual is designed to introduce a basic but important understanding of warmup, stretching, plyometrics, balance and coordination, off-ice stickhandling, nutrition, hydration and skill development during the off-season of hockey.


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!

Dangle & Shoot Challenge

Develop your puck control & scoring skills at home!

Checking

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


Goaltenders


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.


Ian Taylor

Director, Development Programs