Be ready for some changes, the USA Hockey Board of Directors approved a progressive checking skill development program for Peewee, Squirt and U8 players.
LHA has started introducing body contact to our U8s and Squirts in the LHA Summer Program to better prepare them for this season.
Take a look at this article from 2008 with Erik Cole. Although it is 3 years old, it is still great information.
Great tips from Jason Blake on how to execute a great one-times.
Here are some tips from Brian Gionta on improving your backhand.
Please go to the link and read the article published from Tony Amonte.
Please read this article on gap control for defense. Whether you are a forward, defenseman or goalie, this information is very valuable.
Defenseman should be using some of the tips this summer when practicing. Forwards should try and identify if a defenseman is playing tight gap or backing off and giving you space. Goalies need to communicate with their defenseman with regard to the gap on the attacking forward.