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On-ice Skill Videos

The On-Ice Skill Videos have been developed as a resource for both coaches and players to enhance their on-ice skills. The drills shown in these videos will help players improve on technical and tactical skills as well as develop position specific areas. Under the direction of Instructor Mike Pilon, skaters in the video will go through various drills to showcase the skills developed through these videos. 

Instructor Mike Pilon from Endeavour Sports Group has vast experience in player development and consultation, having attained his Master Level Coach certification from USA Hockey. Passionate about his work with an infectious attitude, he is a strong communicator and has international instructional experience in the UK, Italy, and Slovenia. Mike has worked with over 100 NCAA athletes and a dozen current NHL players - possessing a strong network within the game.


Skill Categories:

Edge Work
Puck Protection
Backward Positioning
 


Puck Support for Defensemen

Offensive Zone Entry
Forward Positioning

 


Edge Work

These four drills are meant to improve a player's performance by enhancing different aspects of their edge work.

Featured Edge Drill: Glide Turn


 

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Offensive Zone Entry

These three drills are designed to help players with their offensive zone entry support

Featured Offensive Zone Entry Drill: Support Part 1

 

 

 


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Puck Support for Defensemen

These four drills are designed to improve a defensemen's ability to give puck support.

Featured Puck Support for Defensemen Drill: Neutral Zone Support 

 

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Puck Protection

These two drills are designed to improve a players puck protection abilities.

Featured Puck Protection Drill: Along the Wall Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

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Backward Positioning

These two drills are designed to improve a players backward skating positioning.

Featured Backward Positioning Drill: Mohawk Pivots

 

 

 

 

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Forward Positioning

These two drills are designed to improve a players forward positioning and under handling skills.

Featured Forward Positioning Drill: Under Handling Part 1

 

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