Members might wonder about the following videos, and how I relate them to beautiful dribbling ideas for hockey. Hear me out, though, and maybe you’ll ultimately agree.
— Dennis Chighisola
Beautiful Dribbling Ideas for Hockey
As I get around and talk to various hockey friends around the world, I find that they’re all at various stages in their seasons. I mean, the pro guys still have a ways to go in their schedules, while most of my youth hockey friends seem to be winding down, and starting to look towards their off-seasons. And, it’s the latter that causes me to post the following videos…
Let me share an odd habit I found myself into in the earliest years of my hockey career. For, very early-on, as I helped manage a couple of rinks, I found it necessary to always be planning far in advance of a coming season. In other words, with a rink’s year-long schedule split at least into about five or six segments, it was absolutely necessary for me to plan ice usage many, many months in advance.
Running my own hockey schools and clinics in ensuing years required much the same approach. For example, brochures had to be printed and in distribution far in advance of a given program. And that meant that ice-time had to be booked even earlier, staff had to be considered, as did the nature and description of a given program.
So, don’t you know, that way of thinking always influenced the way I viewed planning for my hockey teams. Actually, it was absolutely necessary to coaching in college, mainly because a good deal of recruiting for the next season’s team had to be done while a current season was in process.
Anyway, the idea behind my showing members the following video is to encourage a similar mentality. Those who have been with me for a long time know that I’m big into straying outside the proverbial box, or in places that others would never venture.
With that, do a once-over into at least one of these clips, and then I’ll make some further suggestions right after. Hopefully, you’ll gain a sense of why I referred to these videos as containing “beautiful dribbling ideas for hockey”…
I’m sure that had plenty of food for thought for most members, and one might want to hold on getting into the next video until the first is digested — or milked — to its fullest.
For sure, not everyone is used to seeing the things some of us do. Practice might help, though.
I sense that my article on “Puckhandling Is A Mentality” might help a coach or parent, as well.
Again, I’m kinda doing this as a warmup for my members, because I’m going to soon shift into thinking and planning for off-season work. With that, I would love members to review a couple of old but very appropriate articles and videos…
In the beginning, I’ll be talking a lot about my idea of a “bunker” to do most of my planning, so please get a sense of that. (I did an update on that sometime later, getting “Deeper Into My Hockey Bunker“.)
I also have another video to show — one that I absolutely love, and it’s also based on a different sport. But I think it’s even better at suggesting some beautiful dribbling ideas for hockey: “Outside the Box Stickhandling Training“.
So, I’m hoping that members will think along with me from here on, and see if you can see what I see.