"He was one of the best defensive coaches that I ever had. He's a brilliant mind in the game" - CoachThem CEO, Mike Weaver.
On top of providing a tool to simplify how you plan for practices, our goal is to connect coaches from every level in the game and grow the resources that we learn from.
Regardless of what team you're coaching, preparation is always the key to a successful season.
Columbus Blue Jackets Assistant Coach, Brad Shaw, is no exception - using CoachThem to organize his drills for the demanding NHL schedule...
"Coach Them is the perfect tool for any coach looking to design, organize and archive drills. The simple design saves me time and allows me to be a better, more effective coach."
- Brad Shaw, Assistant Coach, Columbus Blue Jackets
We caught up with Brad, to pick his brain and share some of his tried and tested drills.
Here are 5 of Brad Shaw's top drills that he's used throughout his 20 year professional coaching career:
Lemaire 2v2 N-Zone Angling
Tags: 2 vs 2, Angling, Checking, Force vs Contain, Gap Control
Barile 1v1 to 2v2
Tags: 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, Backcheck, Pace, Read & React, Rushes
Bassen Stick on Puck
Tags: 1 vs 1, Angling, Checking, Defensive Zone, Gap Control
Tags: 2 vs 2, Battle, Small Areas
Tags: 3 vs 0, Breakouts, Pace, Passing, Rushes. Timing
All of the above drills can be found in our Drill Marketplace, and are put together in a special practice under our Plans Marketplace.
We appreciate Brad sharing some of his information and wish him and the rest of the CBJ team all the best during their 2019/20 season!
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