It’s that time of the season where your players and staff have become familiar with all of your drills and you are thinking about working in some new drills and small area games to keep things fresh and challenging. If that is the case, we have a great new package in our Drill Store for you. Running a great practice is finding the right mix of inspiration and perspiration so if you are looking for some great new youth drills, the Canada U-14 might be the perfect fit.
This set of drills is the best from Coach Traugott’s 30+ years of experience working with every age group. With an “offense first” mindset, these drills are high tempo, easily understood, and each one works on multiple skills and tactics. Many drills have multipart progressions that build a foundation for coaches to expand and add complexity. Coach Traugott has used this drill set for multiple age groups and most of the drills are adaptable for players from U12 to U16.
Rick Traugott is a lifelong coach who has been working with young athletes in many sports for the past 40 years. Since the 2010-11 season, Coach Traugott has been working with Canada’s National Women’s Team hockey program serving in a number of roles including camp coach with the U18 and development teams, and video coach with the U18, development and National Women’s Teams. Rick was a member of the staff that won a gold medal with the U18 team at the IIHF World Championship in Budapest, Hungary in 2014. Coach Traugott’s resumé includes coaching the Varsity boys and girls programs at Trinity College School, Ryerson University men’s team, Wexford Raiders Junior A, Wexford Raiders U15 and U18 AAA, as well as the Brampton Thunder of the CWHL. Rick also coached minor hockey in Port Hope, Ontario with the U7 through U14 BB teams.