USAHOCKEY.com's 20-part video series devoted to off-ice drills that the National Team Development Program uses to keep the skills of players progressing when they aren't on the ice comes to a close with the 21st and final segment. Each drill, narrated by NTDP assistant coach Ken Martel, builds on the one prior, and "Balance Board," is the grand finale. It requires a pair of 2 x 4s, one stacked perpendicularly on the other while the player stickhandles.
USA Hockey has created FUN age appropriate dryland exercises that gives every player (ages 6-12 years old) what he or she needs from a developmental standpoint. Use these drills for 30 minutes pre or post practice 1-2 times a week during the season. These fun drills introduce the players to multi-directional movement skills, multi-directional speed, agility, balance, coordination, rhythm, and special awareness.