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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/

Always Secure the Door!

Kris Letang is one of the most valuable defensemen in the league and he was almost sidelined because the bench door wasn't secured properly. For player safety this should never happen at any level of hockey, especially not the NHL.
Always Secure the Door! By Tyler Hinds, will somebody please think of the children! (@THinds3) Monday night, we almost witnessed the reigning Stanley Cup Champion's stud defen… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/always-secure-door/

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/

TML's Young 1-3-1 Power Play

Tyler Hinds - Not surprising that we're seeing goals like this from the young talent on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here's how Matthews, Kadri, & Nylander setup this beautiful power play goal.
TML's Young 1-3-1 Power Play By Tyler Hinds, one PPG a day keeps the trade rumours away (@THinds3) With only half a dozen NHL games under his belt, it is quite remarkable what… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/tmls-young-1-3-1-power-play/

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/

6 ProTips to Planning a Successful Season

Enio Sacilotto - A new season is here and as coaches, the goal is to get our team and each individual be the best that they can be! A good coach will create a road map on how he will get his players to where he wants them. The most important task the coac…
6 ProTips to Planning a Successful Season By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps A new season is here and as co… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/6-protips-planning-successful-season/

The Year End Review

Enio Sacilotto - As this season is quickly coming to a close it is time for coaches to reflect on the current season and do a year-end review. The goal of most organizations is to have a sustained competitive team year after year.
The Year End Review By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps As this season is quickly coming to a close it is… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/year-end-review/

Pressure Points & Momentum Swings

Enio Sacilotto - Momentum in sport is defined as a change in attitude and behavior caused by an event during the competition that affects the quality of performance and possibly the outcome of the game.
Pressure Points & Momentum Swings By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Momentum in sport is defined as a c… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/pressure-points-momentum-swings/

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/

Time Out Strategy for Coaches

Enio Sacilotto - Thirty second time outs are situations where the coach can directly influence the team’s performance and an outcome of a game. These are times where the coach and team can get a breather, gather their thoughts, focus tactically and ment…
Time Out Strategy for Coaches Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Thirty second time outs are situations where the… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/time-out-strategy-coaches/

In Between Period Talk for Coaches

Enio Sacilotto - Between periods are situations where the coach can directly influence the team’s performance and an outcome of a game. These are times where the coach and team can get a breather, gather their thoughts, focus tactically and mentally to …
In Between Period Talk for Coaches By Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach of the Victoria Royals & President of International Hockey Camps Between periods are situations wh… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/enio-sacilotto/between-period-talk-coaches/

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/

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