You can get team mates and go for a short run
this will get your heart pumping and blood circulating. If you have
space enough kick a soccer ball around or hacky-sack. This will get
your legs warmed ed up and loose and your muscles.
You can warm up your hands and wrists this way. Get a hockey teammate
and pass a golf ball tennis ball or weighted puck back and forth. This
is a great way to stretch out the muscles in your upper body. Do some
static stretching of the groin and hamstring muscles this is very
important. Do some dynamic stretching along with static stretching
this is a good combination. Swing your arms ,wrists and hips this will
warm up your muscles and improve flexibility.
It is important to loosing up before you take the ice.
When your on the ice rink do some skating routines to get the whole
body ready to play hockey. Do a few skating drills like speeding up
and slowing down between the blue lines. Do this both frontward and
backwards this works the large muscle groups. It is important to get
your body for the stress of ice hockey with good skating drills. You
should do the same drills then you are contributing to muscle memory
which is valuable for your hockey skills. By doing these pregame
drills on and off the ice your are getting properly prepared to play
ice hockey. Remember the better you get ready to play hockey by stretching the
less chance of being injured. Ice hockey is a demanding sport that's
why you need to properly warm up before you take the ice.
Make sure to stay hydrated drink plenty of water before and during
A warm-up is essential before physical activity especially ice
hockey. The purpose of a warm-up is to increase the body core
temperature, heart rate, and blood flow, and decrease the viscosity of
connective tissue, increasing muscular performance and enhancing
psychological performances. Most individuals involved in sports and
ice hockey do a warm-up just because it is what they think they are
supposed to do, however, most people do not know the reasoning behind
it. It prepares the athlete not only physiologically, but mentally as
Flexibility is an important component for activities of daily
living and for sports, particularly ones that call for increased
mobility. Although it has been shown that a dynamic warm-up is more
beneficial for performance, a lack of flexibility may increase the
chance of injury.
With 446 drills covering every facet of the sport, The Hockey Drill
Book is the most comprehensive resource for today's players and
Former National Hockey League and World Championship gold-medal coach
Dave Chambers has spent thousands of hours in the world's top rinks.
In The Hockey Drill Book he provides you with the same drills used by
North America's and Europe's elite.
Along with detailed diagrams, illustrations, and coaching tips, the
446 drills cover each position, offensive and defensive systems,
pregame warm-ups, on-ice conditioning, and game-specific situations,
including power plays, penalty killing, and face-offs.
Whether your goal is to improve your game or lead your team to glory,
rely on The Hockey Drill Book it is the only drill book you'll ever
need. The success of a hockey team, whether it is measured in
individual skill improvement, winning, or fun, is directly dependent
on practice. The better the practice, the better the team. What goes
into a practice, how a practice is conducted and what is accomplished
during a practice is critical. In this sense, the drills that a
practice is comprised of are essential to the development of the team.
This book presents 200 drills in eight different chapters: skating,
stick handling, passing, shooting, conditioning, goaltending, checking
and situations. The book presents a comprehensive selection of drills
for the different stages of development. The book is meant to serve
all coaches, either as a readily available on-ice drill reminder, or
as reference for new and different drills.
Ice Hockey Drills