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Rangers News & Rumors: Final Scrimmage, Islanders, Hurricanes & More

On the eve of the New York Rangers’ first game back since the pause due to COVID-19, everything seems to be right on track and the team raring to go. Related: Top 3 All-Time Rangers Goalies The Rangers will face the New York Islanders tomorrow in an exhibition game before their Aug. 1 best-of-five series against the Carolina Hurricanes begins. Head coach Dave Quinn and the boys have the Hurricanes in their sights and can’t wait to get back into the groove they left back in March. Ramp...
Tags: Column, Toronto, Sport, Rangers, Quinn, Hockey, Rangers news, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Isles, Carolina Hurricanes, Henrik Lundqvist, Henrik, Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome


Maple Leafs Understand the Sacrifices Being Made to Play

The Toronto Maple Leafs, along with 23 other NHL teams are headed to the bubble. On July 26, teams will be in the hub cities and in an effort to keep COVID-19 out, their hotels and facilities will be quarantined zones. No one in and no one out of these protected zones. It means every player, coach, and staff member will be saying good-bye to their family and friends. If successful, it could be months in the bubble, while the eight teams who lose in the play-in series will be out of the zone by t...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jason Spezza, Marlies, Keefe, Spezza, Sheldon Keefe, Nathan Denette, Jason Spezza Toronto Maple Leafs Amy Irvin, Sheldon Keefe Jenae Anderson, Return to Play


Golden Knights Training Camp – Week 1 Takeaways

After 123 unbearable days, the NHL has resumed the 2019-20 season. Though we are not quite at the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, sounds of pucks hitting the glass, sticks tapping for a pass, and the coach’s whistle began around North America on July 13 with the official opening of training camp. All 31 teams are presumably healthy and raring to go for this year’s race for the Stanley Cup. That is the case for the Vegas Golden Knights. Here are four takeaways from week one of training camp pa...
Tags: London, Sport, Power, Flower, Chicago, Roy, Hockey, NHL, North America, Smith, Edmonton, Las Vegas Strip, Great Wall, Bruce Bennett Getty, Martinez, Jonathan Marchessault


Return to play: Two touch shooting

This activity gets strikers ready to receive and shoot at goal from balls played in and around the penalty area. That vital first touch is made even more important due to the two-touch finish from a crisp pass. MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Return to Play


Return to play with your striker

What the return to play rules allows me to do is to concentrate on certain aspects of the game in a different way. Normally with shooting I would play small sided games with plenty of chances to score but always with pressure from defenders. MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Email Newsletters, Return to Play


Return to play: 1v1 striker test

This simple and fun activity is perfect for using as a warm up, allowing you to warm up your players with ball control, speed and good touch. MORE
Tags: Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Return to Play


Return to play: Lone striker

Use this session to teach your strikers to attack with strength and presence – to be a strong forward who strikes fear into the heart of defenders. This simple session puts the focus on passing and moving to get into a good position to hit the target. MORE
Tags: Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Return to Play


Return to play: fast combinations

Great for social distancing rules and numbers at trainingThis is a game that encourages fast combination play and quick reactions that players need when they have won the ball. MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Passing, Return to Play


Technique in Tight Spaces

Watch the touch and ability to use all parts of the feet in tight spaces on the pitch from creative players like Eden Hazard and get your players to develop their creative side MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Eden Hazard, Ball Control and Footwork, Soccer drills and skills, Return to Play


Return to play: I’m back!

I went back to coaching last week, although it was a strange form of coaching! It does take time to sort out the players, but having created 'safe' areas 2m apart where the players could put drinks, sanitiser and their bags so they could safely have a drink during training it made it an easier practice. MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Email Newsletters, Return to Play


Return to play: wingers

Great session for return to play with 5 players. Getting players used to passing and moving in different parts of the pitch is vital to their match day success MORE
Tags: Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Return to Play


Return to play: Turning skills

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. This is a simple passing, turning game which will give your players the ability to receive the ball and turn with it to pass in another direction MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Turning, Return to Play


Return to play: Small groups

Tonight I'm back with my Under 10s to get training back on track with some social distancing sessions. My head is full of car park instructions, drop offs, pick ups, sanitisers and 2 metre distances! But it will be great to see all the players again. My plans will be simple sessions for the small groups I am coaching MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Email Newsletters, Return to Play


Return to play: quick interplay

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. The aim of this session is to get players working quickly in the areas in front of goal to spot openings and quickly attack them with the end result a shot at goal. MORE
Tags: Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Return to Play


Return to play: Avoid the pass

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. Return to play: Great one to get kids going. Focus is on short passing and receiving in this activity MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, EasiCoach, Return to Play


Return to play: Goalkeeper

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. This session works with your goalkeeper MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Goalkeeping, Return to Play


Prepare for a return to play

It's a mixture of excitement and a tinged of nervousness as I look forward to a return to play this time next week. The rules that have been brought in with 5 players and a social distancing gap of 2m between players is getting my brain in gear for ideas of what to do... but will it work! Read on... MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Email Newsletters, Return to Play


Return to play: Pass to open player

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. This session helps to create a passing team capable of playing up the pitch at speed. It is easy to set up and excellent for fast feet, with players not only having to think but look to see where the spare man is. MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ball Control and Footwork, Return to Play


Return to play: Back 4 blockers

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. Use this 4+4 v 4 box to give your back four a good work out in blocking passing lanes MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Defending, Return to Play


Return to play: Quick passing

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. This is great for first touch and anticipating the pass MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Passing, Return to Play


Return to play: passing for 5 players

This session fits in with the latest advice regarding returning to play. Passing sequences are fun ways to get your team used to linking play and using the ball with good direction and weight. MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Passing, Return to Play


Return to play: support patterns

A non-contact game that keeps players apart. If you want your team to have more creative options in the final third, use this session to encourage players to support team-mates and improve first-touch and accurate passing. MORE
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Passing, Return to Play


Bettman, NHL Answer Additional Questions Regarding Return to Play Format

On Tuesday, the NHL announced plans for both their return to play 24-team format and the upcoming NHL Draft Lottery. For full details of each, you can click on the links to read the stories. The NHL held a conference call Tuesday evening to answer some additional questions about their return to play scenario with members of the national media. I was on the call and will now share with you some of the biggest takeaways from this session. Media Call Takeaways Gary Bettman opened the cal...
Tags: News, Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Commentary, Bruins, Gary Bettman, Daly, Host, Bettman, Dave Sandford, Bill Daly, Top Story, Bettman NHL, COVID