Coach Nielsen's Ice Hockey Drills

Coaching Documents

All of these documents are best printed on heavy paper stock. I use 110 lb card stock paper that can be purchased at any office supply type store.

Tri-Fold Coaching Scorecard
Practice Plan
Game Day Scoresheet
Goalie Drill Sheet #1
Goalie Drill Sheet #2


13 Responses

  1. Chris Burtis says:

    I’m sure this is the million dollar question. But I can’t seem to find it on your site. I noticed something lacking in my oldest son’s high school team’s loss last night. Gas in the tank. With their studies, games, and practices there is not much time for more exercise. I deduced that most of the kids are probably only putting in 97% at practice. 100% would be nice, but we all know that practice is the time for 110%. What are your thoughts on how to convey this to the kids?

    • Bryan Metcalf says:

      I know you asked Coach Nielsen, but I’ll weigh in since I’ve been dealing with this on our high school team this season.

      First of all, I never ask for more than 100% because the only way to give more than that is to cheat somewhere else. I constantly tell the kids I want 100% effort, 100% of the time.

      Second, if they aren’t responding to group motivational efforts, call a couple players in for meetings with the coaches and lay out your expectations for them. I routinely ask players if they think they can give more than they’ve been showing. If they say yes, then I challenge them to do it and hold them accountable if they don’t.

  2. Lars says:

    Coach, first of all thank you for all that you do. I am sure there are many coaches that really appreciate all the effort in showing these drills.

    You have two great documents in the coaching documents section, Tri-Fold Coaching Scorecard and Game Day Scoresheet. Is there any way to get copies of these in Word or Excel format instead of the PDF?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I am a new coach just getting involved to support my son and his team and this is a wonderful resource. Thanks for giving back to the hockey community.


  5. Thank You very much from Russia! This site is so helpful for coaches in the different levelThe coach material is very good systemaized!Good luck!

  6. Wayne says:

    Great site- keep up the good work!

    Wayne L

  7. Ken says:

    Coach Nelson do you have a copy of the tri-fold all filled out. I would love to see some of the things you note during a game. I find I get to involved in the game and forget to make notes.

  8. boris says:

    dear Nielsen, in your Game Day Scoresheet I don”t see
    a goal”s pass and penalty time by a players

    • Both assists and penalty minutes we get from the official score sheet that the league scorekeepers maintain during the game, so we don’t really need to track them on the bench. We can pretty much keep track of assists and penalties in our head as the game goes along so we know who is having a good game.

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