The ‘Team Canada Skills of Gold’ series is comprised of a set of 8 DVDs and breaks down the primary skills of hockey for coaches and players in a clear and easy to follow format. The series is designed to enhance the skills of hockey players of all ages and skill levels. This DVD series features over 6 hours of educational footage, and focuses on eight different areas of hockey skills including skating, puck control, checking, team play and off-ice training techniques.
DVD 1 – SKATING: Progressive skills and drills designed to develop and improve a player’s skating ability, with instruction in balance, agility, edge control, starting and stopping, forward skating, backward skating, turning and crossovers
DVD 2 – PUCK CONTROL: Progressive skills and drills designed to develop and improve a player’s ability to handle the puck, through instruction of puck control and passing and receiving, both while stationary or moving
DVD 3 – SHOOTING AND SCORING: Progressive skills and drills designed to improve a player’s ability to shoot and score, with instruction on sweep shots, wrist shots, flip shots, snap shots, slap shots, tips and deflections and dekes
DVD 4 – CHECKING : Includes instructions on the four-step progression to teach checking skills that begins the very first time a player takes to the ice, including development of positioning, angling, stick checks, contact confidence and body contact
DVD 5 – OFFENSIVE TACTICS: Covers the fundamentals of offensive tactics in the defensive, neutral and offensive zone
DVD 6 – DEFENSIVE TACTICS: Covers the fundamentals of defensive tactics for individual players as well as team defensive tactics through all three zones. Topics include: skating, 1 on 1 defensive technique, back checking, backside support, shot blocking, 2 on 1 rush defense forechecking, defensive zone coverage, etc.
DVD 7 – TEAM PLAY: Covers the concepts of defensive zone coverage, breakouts, transitions and regroups, offensive zone play, forechecking, special teams and faceoffs
DVD 8 – OFF ICE TRAINING: An inside look at off ice training techniques that will enhance a players abilities on ice.