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Player Drill Video

This Roadrunner Passing Drill is a great way to help ice hockey players learn how to move their feet when they pass. This drill helps players keep their eyes up and react under pressure. Coach Matt Whitney of IPH Hockey shares multiple variations of this drill so that you can best meet the needs of your players.

This ice hockey drill helps with breakout passes, D-to-D partner passes, and helping players look at their options on the ice. Coach Matt Whitney of IPH Hockey shares why teaching players to pivot in both directions is a critical part of keeping them safe and effective on the ice.

The Pelican Net Drive Drill is a continuous flow drill that helps players practice several skills at once, including making and receiving passes while moving up ice, backwards and forwards skating, pivots, and driving the net. Coach Matt Whitney of IPH Hockey shares how this drill is useful for a small-area or ADM-style practice and why shooting low far pad is an important technique.

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The Grand Valley Amateur Hockey Association (GVAHA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides hockey programs in West Michigan. We serve hockey players from many surrounding communities including Hudsonville, Jenison, Grandville, Wyoming, Byron Center, Zeeland, Holland, Grand Haven, Allendale and more. GVAHA provides hockey opportunities for all ages.

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