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  • Tryouts Tips: A Responsible Sports Playbook

  • 04/17/2015, 10:45am EDT, By Ontario Minor Hockey Association
  • Tryouts are one of the many experiences in youth sports that prepare us for similar situations in our adult life, such as college applications, job interviews and more
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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 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!

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.

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