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Good Stick!

Without question, a player's stick is their greatest tool, especially when it comes to defending, but not all players know how or what to do with it when they don't have the puck.
Good Stick! By Tyler Hinds, breaking up plays one stick at a time (@THinds3) Puck handling, playmaking, scoring, & defending. There is one common denominator in the previous l… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/good-stick/

Laine's Goal Scoring Ability

With the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets would like to select Patrik Laine from Tappara of the Finnish Elite League. This 18 year old phenom is currently leading the NHL in goals, here's why...
Laine's Goal Scoring Ability By Tyler Hinds, become a multi-dimensional goal scorer (@Thinds3) With the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets are pro… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/laines-goal-scoring-ability/

McDavid-Nurse Connection

Tyler Hinds - Darnell Nurse steps out of the box and joins Connor McDavid on a 2-on-1 rush. Let's breakdown how they executed the play to perfection with some fundamental core skill videos.
McDavid-Nurse Connection By Tyler Hinds, strong believer in the 200 ft PK clear (@THinds3) Yesterday's NHL Heritage Classic game at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, MB saw t… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mcdavid-nurse-connection/

Beginning of the Season Player Evaluations

This past week, I was asked by James Rayburn, Director of Hockey Operations & Programs for West Kelowna Minor Hockey, to take part in their Peewee Rep evaluations. Over the course of three ice sessions, we evaluated 11 and 12-year-old players on the follo…
Beginning of the Season Player Evaluations By Tyler Hinds, how well do you perform under pressure? (@THinds3)  This past week, I was asked by James Rayburn, Director of Hocke… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/beginning-season-player-evaluations/

The Spread Power Play

Enio Sacilotto - “The Spread” Power Play is one of the best weapons versus a high pressure penalty killing system. It is very difficult to defend against. With this system all Power Play Principles apply. In this article we will look at the basic set …
The Spread Power Play By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps “The Spread” Power Play is one of the best … http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/spread-power-play/

Success Doesn't Come Overnight

Enio Sacilotto - If you want to be a success at anything you do you must accept that your success will not come overnight. The most successful people have spent many hours of practise, dedication and hard work to reach their high level.
Success Doesn't Come Overnight By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps If you want to be a success at anythin… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/success-doesnt-come-overnight/

What Happens When you Don't Make the Team?

Enio Sacilotto - At the beginning of any sports season thousands of athletes are trying out for teams, all over the country. There are many that are overcome with joy in making the cut and getting on their respective teams. For the number of athletes that…
What Happens When you Don't Make the Team? By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps At the beginning of any sp… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/what-happens-when-you-dont-make-team/

How to be a Relentless Competitor

Enio Sacilotto - When we think of a competitive athlete we think of people like Milan Lucic, Brendan Gallagher, and Ryan Kesler. These players play the game with a passionate heart that will let nothing get in their way.
How to be a Relentless Competitor By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps "It takes no ability to give effort"… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/how-be-relentless-competitor/

How to Score on Deflections and Rebounds

Enio Sacilotto - Goaltenders and team defences today are so good that it is very hard to score goals. Seldom does a goalie get beat by a direct shot, in fact, the statistic prove that the majority of goals are scored off rebounds, tips and second chances.
How to Score on Deflections and Rebounds By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Goaltenders and team defence… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/how-score-deflections-and-rebounds/

Individual Physical and Mental Penalty Killing Skills

Enio Sacilotto - Teams with a high penalty killing percentage are usually at the top of their league in the standings and are championship contenders. Successfully killing penalties can be the difference between winning and losing games.
Individual Physical and Mental Penalty Killing Skills By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Teams with a hi… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/individual-physical-and-mental-penalty-killing-skills/

9 ProTips for Forwards Playing Defence

Enio Sacilotto - When we think of forwards in hockey, we think of great passing plays, shots and scoring goals. Seldom do we think of forwards playing defence. Below are 9 keys that will help you be a more effective forward when you do not have the puck.
9 ProTips for Forwards Playing Defence By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps When we think of forwards in h… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/9-protips-forwards-playing-defence/

7 ProTips for D-Man Playing Defence

Enio Sacilotto - Playing defence in hockey is a challenging position to play. Like a goaltender it takes many years of repetitive training to master the specific skills required to be an effective defensemen. In this article you will find some helpful def…
7 ProTips for D-Men Playing Defence By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Playing defence in hockey is a ch… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/7-protips-d-man-playing-defence/

7 ProTips for D-Man Playing Offence

Enio Sacilotto - This is the second of two articles on the play of defensemen. The main goal of the Defensemen is to stop goals first, this was discussed in the first article, “7 ProTips for Defensemen playing Defence”. In this article we will introdu…
7 ProTips for D-Man Playing Offence By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps This is the second of two article… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/7-protips-d-man-playing-offence/

Four 1-on-1 Battle and Compete Drills

Enio Sacilotto - Many players and coaches are interested in improving their competitive edge, small area games are perfect to develop the battling spirit in hockey players. Not only do they force players to think and move quickly, they must do so in confi…
Four 1-on-1 Battle & Compete Drills By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Many players and coaches are inte… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/four-1-1-battle-and-compete-drills/

5 Drills to Improve Scoring on Screens & Tips

Enio Sacilotto - As a follow up to my article on scoring on tips, screens and deflections here are 5 drills so that you can practise scoring on screens, tips and deflections!
5 Drills to Improve Scoring on Screens & Tips By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps As a follow up to my ar… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/5-drills-improve-scoring-screens-tips/

5 Drills to Develop 1-on-1 Competitiveness

Enio Sacilotto - In order to develop competitiveness in hockey players they need to be put in competitive situations in practise and training sessions. Here are 5 drills/games in which players are competing in 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 situations.
5 Drills to Develop 1-on-1 Competitiveness By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals and President of International Hockey Camps In order to develop comp… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/5-drills-develop-1-1-competitiveness/

4 Drills to Improve D-Man Foot Speed

Enio Sacilotto - Defensemen, whether they are seasoned professionals or young and upcoming can never get enough work on their agility and foot speed. Following you will find 4 drills that incorporate agility and foot speed for Defensemen.
4 Drills to Improve D-Man Foot Speed By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Defensemen, whether they are sea… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/4-drills-improve-d-man-foot-speed/

17 Penalty Killing Drills

Enio Sacilotto - Below are 17 drills (& some games) designed to practise individual penalty killing skills. How these drills are used is up to the imagination of the coach. They can be done as individual drills before or after practise or they can be done…
17 Penalty Killing Drills By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Below are 17 drills (& some games) designed… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/17-penalty-killing-drills/

6 Simple Agility Skating Drills

Enio Sacilotto - Coaches and players are always looking for individual drills that can be executed after practice or at an open ice session. Agility in hockey is the ability to move your body from one area to another very quickly.
6 Simple Agility Skating Drills By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Coaches and players are always lookin… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/6-simple-agility-skating-drills/

4 Small Group Skill & Scoring Drills

Enio Sacilotto - Coaches are often looking for small group drills to work on skills, conditioning and goal scoring. Here are 4 drills that are designed for small area scoring. Defensemen are welcome to join in as well! Stress quickness, but proper skating…
4 Small Group Skill & Scoring Drills By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Coaches are often looking for sm… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/4-small-group-skill-scoring-drills/

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