Czech Forward Skills

Would you like to improve the offensive skills of your players? Then this is the perfect package for you! Tomáš Brdíčko has put together another great package for our Drill Store, which is composed of 64 animated drills that focus on developing specific individual forward skills. This collection of individual and team drills is appropriate for players aged from U13/U14 to Professional.

These drills can be used as individual drills for small groups of players or combined together to make up skill development circuits or expanded to full ice drills. The Forward Skills package is aimed at developing stick handling, shooting, screening, deflecting, rebounds, small area play, cycling, and read and react skills. The drills are inspired from the experiences and philosophy which Coach Brdicko developed while working with top developmental coaches in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria.

Published on: 20 February 2019

New Features - Search and Timing help

The new version of the HCV app is out! To download your Coach app click here.
We added two new important features:

1. SEARCH function:
No more endless scrolling to find your drills. Now you can find your files using the search bar in the main list. The search function will find all your files that have the keyword in their name, description or keypoints.

2. TIMING check:
To better understand the movement on the ice, we have added a little shadow dot, that shows you where the other players are while you are performing a SKATE action. We have also added a T-Handle on the Timing bar, which allows you to precisely see the animation in ACTION mode, without having to switch into the PLAY mode.

Published on: 21 December 2018

Euro Pro 77

We added a new package in our Drill Store. The EURO PRO 77 is the next chapter in the Euro-Pro series created by Larry Huras. These drills and small area games have been collected from many different sources in Europe and North America. They represent the rich diversity of how we teach and play the modern game.

Many of these drills were collected while participating in the European Champions League play between Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The drills are suitable for players 16 years old to professionals but most can be adapted for younger players. They touch on many aspects of the game. They include warm-up passing and shooting drills, position-specific drills, special team drills, checking drills, quick transition drills, D Jump drills, tactical drills, small area games and much more.

Published on: 14 November 2018

Norway U-20

We have a new package in our DRILL STORE coming to you straight from the Fjords of Norway. With this collection of drills, you can make full practices or pick drills for themes or specific areas you wish to work on. This might include skill development, battle drills or team play. Norway U-20 has a total of 67 animated drills you can use and edit for practice. These drills are inspired by Anders' former coaches, good colleagues from around the hockey world and from his experience working at different levels.

Anders Gjose has a lot of playing and coaching experience at the international level. He has coached in the top Norwegian Junior league for the last 10 years and coached with various national Norwegian teams at the international level the last 8 years. He is currently the head coach of the Norway U20 team and assistant coach of Sparta Sarpsborg in Norway’s top men’s professional league.

Published on: 08 October 2018

Goalie & Coach

We are proud to present to you our newest editions to your team, the Goalie and the Coach. They can be added into every drill as new players, or by replacing any existing player you already have.

The labeling system got extended. You can now label your players for tactical use with LW, RW, LD, RD, L, R, C and G for all positions. To do so, go into OBJECTS mode and select the player you wish to edit. Edit the number using the LEFT ARROW until you come to the minus values, to select any of the lettered labels.

Your drill-store packages were updated. Now all scenes have goalies and coaches in them. To update your packages follow these steps:

  1. Open the Packages List.
  2. Select the packages with the refresh symbol on them.
  3. Leave your app open while it downloads the package.

Published on: 24 September 2018

Cloud sync update

Dear Coaches,
We've released a new update with many important and long-awaited features:


We will introduce the new features step by step. This first News section is about the CLOUD SYNCHRONIZATION, which allows you to sync all of your files between your devices with a click of a button. This features, like all new HCV updates, comes FREE. It will back up all your files, so you never have to worry about losing your drills.

To set up your cloud backup, follow these steps:

  1. Install the new update over your old HCV app. Do NOT delete your old app as your files are on it. Just install the new app over it.
  2. Start your updated app. On the first startup, you need to wait a little more than usual, because the file migration is setting up your files for the cloud sync. If your screen goes dark for a few minutes, not to worry as this is normal as your files are being migrated. Just wait until the process is finished and you see the main screen.
  3. Open the settings menu within the app and select the Sync changes button.
  4. Leave your app open until all of your files are synced successfully. The first time this might take a while, depending on the number of files you have. 
  5. Once your files are synced, you’ll be able to do the same on your other devices, enabling you to have the same content and setup everywhere.
  6. Every time you create a new file, you will get a hint that your files are out of sync, so you can press the Sync changes button again. And voilà, your files will be safely stored in your cloud and retrievable on your other devices.
  7. For your players or coaches that you connect with using their HCV-Player app, they must have the latest Player version, to see the files that you shared with them.

 If you need any help, always feel free to write our support team.

Published on: 14 August 2018

New FREE package

We have a new free package in our DRILL STORE made up of drills, faceoff plays, power play breakouts, special team-specific drills and tactical files that were presented by top pro coaches at the Roger Neilson's Coaches Clinic 2018. You can access this 45 file package from within your HCV - Coach app. Just open the PACKAGES LIST and you will find the RNCC 2018 package in the “Purchased” folder. A small number of these drills are already present in our Euro Pro 75 and Small Ice Games packages.

For 30 years the Roger Neilson's Coaches Clinic has been a summertime oasis for hockey talk and good cheer for coaches from all over the hockey world. Roger Neilson had an enormous impact on several generations of coaches and players with his willingness to share openly his knowledge and insights into the art and science of coaching. In that spirit, HCV is making this free package from this year's clinic available to everyone to celebrate 30 years of sporting friendship and acknowledge Rogers legacy.

Published on: 27 June 2018

New OFF-ICE packages

'Tis the season... the off-season, we mean. A perfect time to get the players off the ice and focus on improving their strength and overall conditioning going into the next season.
On that note, two new off-ice packages are available in our drill store


The packages were developed by coach Patrick Schöb, a renown Swiss expert for off-ice athletic coaching. He has been the off-ice conditioning coach for various high-performance teams in Switzerland as well as being one of the top consultant and conditioning coach for the junior national program.

Published on: 12 June 2018

Protecting your privacy

Dear coaches,

We’ve made some updates to our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect and why we collect it.

Nothing has changed about your current settings or how your information is processed. We’ve simply improved the way we describe our practices with the options you have to update, manage and delete your data.

We’ve made these changes as new data protection regulations come into effect in the European Union from 25 May 2018. To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), click here.

Need to chat?

If you’d like to discuss the new Privacy Policy or have any other questions, feel free to contact our support team per e-mail (

Published on: 25 May 2018

New Drill Package - ELITE PRO

A new drill package ELITE PRO is available in our drill store! It was developed by coach Alex Andjelic. Alex has once again put together an impressive collection of drills which were created over his many years working with various professional teams all over Europe and North America.

The drills in this package are both offensive and defensive, suitable for PRO players down to U16 players. You can buy the package in the drill store.

Published on: 18 May 2018