Ice Hockey Skills – Finnish Warm Up Skills Series

In this video Ben Eaves explains and demonstrates a hockey skills warm up series used in Finland from their U8 to professional levels. In this video Ben demonstrates 26 skill variations using the same setup. As you will see it…

Ice Hockey Skills - Finnish Warm Up Skills Series

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In this video Ben Eaves explains and demonstrates a hockey skills warm up series used in Finland from their U8 to professional levels. In this video Ben demonstrates 26 skill variations using the same setup. As you will see it is great for all levels because you can make it as simple or complex as you like.

The main idea behind this is to get players working on basic fundamentals early on in practice. As you repeat these skills in your practices then you can increase the complexity or difficulty level as the players improve.

Here is a list of the skills demonstrated in this video:
-Inside edges with puck
-Outside edges with puck
-Tight control turns with puck protection
-Pivoting facing one direction
-Pivoting facing opposite direction
-Inside out pivoting
-Mohawk turns
-Forehand only puck control
-Expansion of reach (long reach)
-Single shift – fake left pull right
-Single shift – fake right pull left
-Backhand to forehand puck flip
-Forehand puck flip
-Push and pull puck
-Backward skating – forehand only
-Backward skating – backhand only
-Backward skating – cradling and underhandling puck
-Between legs around tires
-Scooting 360 degrees around tires
-Tight turn Russian touch
-Tight turn Russian touch one hand off stick
-Backward to forward pivoting figure eights
-Edgework stickhandle
-Howie Hips (puck to opposite side of tire)
-Fake shot – forehand
-Lateral pull around
-Mohawk skating and puck protection

To view 9 additional skills that can be done on this setup, check out Part 2 of our Finnish Skills Series here: youtube.com/watch?v=UZU6qkPYZjU

You can always view more hockey skills and development videos at https://www.icehockeysystems.com/skill-development-videos
or
view hockey drills at https://www.icehockeysystems.com/hockey-drills

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