- Sit in on live RPI meetings, practices, film breakdown, and an actual game!
- Learn to effectively plan your hockey practice to get the most out of your players and your time
- Transform your squad into a puck pursuit team that plays hard, fast and disciplined using the methods of RPI's the "Engineer Way"
- Learn dozens of drills that develop individual skills and team play
with Seth Appert, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Head Coach;
part of two NCAA Championships as an Assistant Coach at the University of Denver (1999-06)
See the inner workings of the RPI hockey program including practice planning meetings, opponent video analysis, and complete on-ice practices as they unfold. Go behind the bench with the RPI coaches as they implement their strategies during a regular season game. This four-disc set includes more than 71/2 hours of live footage produced with Seth Appert and the RPI coaching staff.
Disc 1 - Tuesday
Sit in on a pre-practice coaches' meeting and then hit the ice as the Engineers run through a variety of drills to develop individual skills. Up the tempo with neutral zone attacks including 3-on-2s, 3-on-3s, 5-on-5s and small area games.
Disc 2 - Wednesday
After the pre-practice meeting, the coaches work with the goalies to track shots and pick up rebounds. Practice then moves to power play strategies for entering the zone, board play, rotations, breakouts, entering the offensive zone and setting up. It's followed by work on penalty killing with a focus on defensive zone faceoffs. After a session on individual passing and shooting skills, practice concludes with 2-on-1s, 3-on-2s, and 5-on-5s.
Disc 3 - Thursday
The coaches set the stage for a high-tempo practice during their meeting and discuss tweaks to their breakout and neutral zone play, based on their opponent. Watch as the coaches conduct a video analysis of their opponents with the team, including their forecheck, neutral zone forecheck, faceoffs, puck pursuit and defensive play. During the on-ice practice, they work on shots from the point, faceoffs, the power play, 5-on-3s, 2-on2s, neutral zone play, breakouts with pressure and small area games. Practice concludes with a competitive shootout drill.
Disc 4 - Friday, Game Day
On game day, coaches stress a team-first mentality and run a light pregame skate. It includes a progressive passing and shooting drill starting at the neutral zone faceoff dots, 5-on-0 neutral zone regroup, and a number of position-specific drills for wings, centers, defensemen and goalies. Then, it's game time! Sit in on the team's pregame locker room meeting, get behind the bench with the coaching staff during the game, break down video footage between periods, and hear Coach Appert's post-game analysis with the team and media.
This all access pass to the RPI hockey program provides more than 7.5 hours of behind-the-scenes footage with Coach Appert and a collection of strategies and drills to improve your teams performance.
450 minutes (4 DVDs). 2012.
All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you! Hockey Videos