by Allan Langvee
are many ways to keeping hockey skills sharp over
the summer months aside from courses, summer leagues
and skill camps. Other sports like soccer, lacrosse
or inline hockey provide new challenges to the kids
while developing and maintaining the certain skill
sets that apply to hockey. It also provides the individual
with an alternate experience with another sport, while
keeping them fit and excited about the next on-ice
off-ice practice can also help one get ready for the
next hockey season and can be done in a driveway or
in a garage once a day or a few times a week. Try
putting two pylons on the floor and with a stick,
move a golf ball in a figure eight around the pylons.
Once you master it, try it with your head up. Dad’s
give it a try and turn it into a daily competition
with your kids to see who can go longer!
Another important skill that never gets enough time
during on-ice practice is the shot! Our Holmestop
product is great to set in front of the garage door
and with a Viceroy shooting sheet, have the kids fire
off 50 pucks a day. You will see a difference by practicing
the basics and if you turn it into a fun and interactive
activity or competition, you will all enjoy it as
OF COACH DEPOT SOCCER LINE
soccer season is under way at Coach Depot. New and
exciting products are featured to prepare the coach
and team for intense practice sessions as well as
the adrenaline rushing games.
favourite for the coach is the Fox 40 CMG classic
whistle with a break away lanyard which is available
in an assortment of colours. It is Fox 40 quality
and technology with an added feature of the cushioned
mouth grip (CMG) for extra comfort.
some perfect accessories for the players to master
their techniques are the Brine Skillmaster Plus and
the Brine Premiere soccer ball.
products in the Coach Depot line-up are available
for one-stop on-line shopping by visiting www.coachdepot.com.
FOX40 PRO COACHES
Pro Coaches clipboard is a sturdy plastic coaching
aid, which features a full field on one side and half
field on the other. It is equipped with a strong metal
clamp to keep your papers in order while still providing
you with the option of marking out a quick strategy
change with the dry-erase marker on the board itself.