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The Ultimate at Home Hockey Training set-up

August 26, 2019

– Hey guys, Jeremy here
from How To Hockey. In this video, I’m going
to show you how to build the ultimate training spot
with not too much space. You don’t need the whole
garage or the entire basement to set up this training spot, just about 10 feet by
eight feet is all you need to set up a really good
spot to train at home. Now I’m going to do it in
three different stages. So the first one is the basic. It’s not going to cost you too much, but it’s a really smart
way to set up some tiles to train in a really engaging way. The second one is the deluxe edition so I’m adding a few different toys and it’s going to give you
more things you can do. And the third way is the premium package, it’s got all the bells and whistles and it’s just a great spot to train. I’ve been using this way
to train for quite awhile and I really think it’s
the best way to do it if you have a small area. Before we get started
I should probably talk about the HockeyShot tiles, this is what inspired me to do the video. They wanted me to do a full review because these are new tiles. So the old ones had a
different way of attaching, these ones have this puzzle-piece system, makes it really easy to build your area and then add accessories to them. And I actually helped
them develop a few of the accessories that
they’re gonna be using so I was really excited
to share that with you. So, really simple, these
tiles you can build an awesome training spot, that’s what we’re going
to do in this video. Let’s go. This is the spot we’re going
to set up the training areas, so it’s not too big of a space
and I’m only using 16 tiles. I have this foam down because
I was already using it just to work out because
of the wood floors. It’s not 100% necessary,
if you’d like it I’ll put a link in the video
description, you can grab it on Amazon, that’s where I got it. So let’s get these tiles down. (upbeat music) This is not how to set up the tiles, I just laid it out this way because it’s how most people would do it. They make a perfect square with 16 tiles, but you’re not getting
the most out of that area. So let me rearrange it, and I’ll show you how to
install these as well. (upbeat music) The tiles are really easy to install. You might be wondering how
they stay locked together. Well, they have a smart design, I’ll just give you a close-up
look to show you how it works. Here’s a close-up of
the puzzle-piece design. You can see they have
these little teeth on them, and then this little piece that gives. When you push them down
they snap into place, and these little teeth
help them stay locked down. After the tiles are set up,
walk across all the seams to make sure it’s nice and flush and then you can start stick handling. With this design, it surrounds the body so you can really do more
game-like stick handling. I just switched the image here so it looks like I’m left-handed, that’s how you’re gonna set
up if you’re left-handed. Now I like to do a lot of
movement with my stick handling. With this area you can move back and forth without sliding the tiles or slipping and get that game-like situation. So there was crossovers,
now I’m doing skater lunges and I have that extra length so I can do those nice wide movements and really make full use of this surface. So, there we go, we got
the 16 tiles set up, it’s nice and slick, it’s not chewing up the
bottom of my hockey stick, and the old setup was
four tiles by four tiles, which equals six feet by six feet, each tile is 18 inches,
so a foot and a half. But with this new setup, we’ve taken those four
tiles we used to stand on, moved them over to the side, so now I still have that six feet of depth but I’ve got nine feet of length and that really allows
me to do wide moves, left and right, do some crossovers, add some movement into this, and this is why it makes
it the ultimate setup because it gets boring just stick handling while you’re standing still. With this setup, adding that extra length without any extra cost to you guys, you can do some really nice moves. And, I really like how it surrounds me so you can see how it
can do stick handling, I can pull the puck back,
I can toe drag it back, I can start with the puck to my side, bring it forwards, toe drag it across or backhand toe drag it across, all kinds of really cool
stuff that you can do with this simple, simple setup. But, we can take it to the next level. Let’s do it. If you really want to
take your off-ice training to the next level you
have to add that movement. So at the basic level, we
do it with the crossovers, we do it with the skater lunges, I really recommend those, whether you have this next
piece of equipment or not, but, to really take it to the next level, you need the HockeyShot Slide Board. This thing has little
rubber bumpers right there, your feet will hit these, you push off. It’s got this heavy-duty rubber base which really anchors it to the floor so it’s not slipping and sliding as you’re pushing off of this side and, this spot right here is really slick so you put these little
booties on your shoes and then you can slide back and forth while you’re stick handling, or, if you have big enough space, you can push off and do some shots. So let’s get this setup,
I’ll show you how it works. So of course we’re going
to add the slide board right where this spot is,
where there aren’t any tiles. So lay her across like
this and you’re good to go. Now this one is adjustable, so it’s got this little piece at the end, you can make it shorter,
you can make it longer depending on how much you wanna slide. One more thing I’d recommend if you’re getting the slide
board is six more tiles to put right along the top. If you’re using the slide board
you’re going to be reaching a little more out, and for
the tall guys like myself you want that extra foot-and-a-half space just in case you lose
the puck, and you will. (upbeat rock music) So we’re working on stick handling, we got that slick surface, we got those tiles that surround the body, the wide reach, then
we’re working on skating, we got the movement, we got the balance. But what about passing,
what about passing? I gotcha covered. We got the the Extreme
Passer Pro from HockeyShot. Not just one, but two. Remember this is the deluxe edition, so two Extreme Passers, they
clamp right onto the tile, it’s got this little
gizmo right down there, loosen up, tighten it and
it’s gonna stay clamped on those tiles, but I got one
more thing I’m gonna share right at the end of the video. Let’s get these installed though. (upbeat rock music) How is that for a training area? I’d say it’s going to be
pretty hard to top that, unless you have more space, then I’d recommend putting
a shooting tarp up, and then you can do all
kinds of advanced shooting. So you’re moving, you’re
getting that shot, you’re catching a pass,
you’re getting a shot off while you’re sliding. You can do one-timers, using
the backhand, forehand, all kinds of more advanced shooting versus just standing still. Now I’m working with HockeyShot to make this as easy possible so they’ve set up a page
where you can pick basic, premium or deluxe and order
what I have laid out here. But keep in mind, you
can customize as well. If you want just the 16
tiles and one passer, go ahead, play around
on HockeyShot’s site. If you’re on a budget,
the nice thing about this is you can start with just the tiles and then you can add to your training area as time goes on. So if you’re gonna go that route, I’d start with the tiles,
then I’d get one passer, then probably the slide board, then the second passer and then those puck containment pieces. This is a product that I
helped HockeyShot develop, it clips into the tiles,
goes around the outside and keeps the puck from
leaving the training surface. When you lose the puck,
you can pick it up easily and keep on training,
and you can also use it to slide off of and push off of. If you’re on a really tight budget, you can probably go without
the puck containment pieces. If you’re a parent and
you’re buying this for kids I’d probably recommend
getting the puck stoppers with the tiles just because me, I lose the puck the odd
time, it’s not that bad, but if a kid is training
a lot and they keep on losing the puck over and over and over, it really interrupts
that training session, so, for a kid that loses the puck a lot or is going to be training a lot, I’d get the puck stoppers with the tiles and then add to the area. Especially if you want
to build a big area, then the kids can play
knee hockey, mini-sticks, all that stuff and it’s gonna
keep the ball contained, be a little bit more fun. They’re gonna spend more
time playing and training, and less time chasing the puck all around. I’ve been working with
HockeyShot a little bit to make this really easy so I got them to make a
page on their website. So I have the link down there
in the video description, just click there if you
want to buy the basic, the premium or the deluxe version. It should just be a dropdown menu, you click on it and it’s all right there, make that super simple for ya. If you want to customize, go ahead, start with the tiles and then add on the little bits and
pieces that you’d like. So if you order this setup let me know. Tag me on Twitter or
Instagram at @HowToHockey and you can use #HowToHockey as well. I want to see you guys training, and I want to hear what
you think of this setup. Personally, I love it, I
think you’re going to as well. Thanks a lot for watching this video, we’ll see ya in the next one.


  • Reply Chris Donatelli November 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Link not working for me

  • Reply William Morrissey November 18, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I bought the hockeyshot training tiles and I keep adding on to them every year but now they clip on differently😒

  • Reply Huh M November 18, 2016 at 8:56 pm


  • Reply Huh M November 18, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I ❤️ hockey

  • Reply Connor McDavid November 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    this is awesome I think I'm gonna buy some tiles

  • Reply Michael Peters November 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Great video and product Jeremy should upload more reviews for this product this week

  • Reply Keith S November 18, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    I've been sick all week just watching the hockey movement for five days.

  • Reply Hkyjuggler November 18, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Really cool vid!

  • Reply CCM SNIPES November 18, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I can't Afford the slide board please anyother ones that's not as much please reply

  • Reply Kleanthis Efrosinis November 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    cant you just got cover all that you have and get the puck stoppers and skate with socks to save money?

  • Reply Ashton Royea November 19, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Hey Jeremy you did a review on the sniper skin as a grip can you do a review on the blade?

  • Reply Viveksinh Parmar November 19, 2016 at 1:27 am

    name of song??

  • Reply LioStyx November 19, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Wish you could get the dryland tiles in Australia, seeming that it costs $235 just for shipping itself from hockey shot I really wish there was a cheaper alternative..

  • Reply awildermode November 19, 2016 at 1:53 am

    This is brilliant, Jeremy!

  • Reply Beardsy November 19, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Great video showcasing some of hockeyshot's products. Nice job with the puck stoppers! Ideal for someone like me and can be used as a slideboard! Awesome. Picking up some of these tiles and stoppers in the near future

  • Reply MotoCross!!!!! November 19, 2016 at 2:37 am

    I got these Jeramy

  • Reply Zachary LaRose November 19, 2016 at 2:51 am

    I wish you could do some drills and tips for sled hockey :/ it would so awesome to see that happen.

  • Reply shafly67 November 19, 2016 at 3:30 am

    I would like to buy one of the packages and I am a big fan of your work…before I do I have one question…does it matter to you that I voted for Trump?

  • Reply MaceToTheFace 81 November 19, 2016 at 3:48 am

    This is amazing. I need to get a job so I can buy all that. 😂

  • Reply Mike Meyers November 19, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Beautiful setup…love the powerblocks too

  • Reply CCM SNIPES November 19, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Thanks please answer my dm on instagram

  • Reply Tommy Glodo November 19, 2016 at 9:47 am

    What's the better tape howies or proformance?

  • Reply Mark Hill November 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm


  • Reply Michael Bond November 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    How do the hockey tiles compare to a shooting pad? I feel like a puck will slide about 35% as smoothly on my roll up ice pad as compared to on ice. How durable are the tiles? As usual, great vid.

  • Reply Paul Caskey November 19, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I thought Jeremy was left-handed. Isn't your strong hand supposed to go at the top of the stick?

  • Reply Thecrimsonchin905 November 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    What's the difference between the original how to hockey and this one?

  • Reply The Oldest Rookie November 20, 2016 at 12:17 am

    the idea with the tiles is brilliant!

  • Reply SpykeKelm November 20, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Please do a review of the All Black Hockey Sticks! Love mine and would love to know your thoughts on them!

  • Reply Tommy Glodo November 20, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Can you review the carbon air blade?

  • Reply Wes L. November 20, 2016 at 9:53 am

    whats the difference between the old tiles and these? always love your videos, filled with different ways to try.

  • Reply Blacky Gaming November 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Jeremy really nice video.But for me it's too expensive theese training.So what i can do? I'm not a person with much money.And plz 1 more question?What i can do? My teammates really idiots.this guys practice like 4-6 years hockey and can't take a pass.What i can do for winning matches?

  • Reply Tristan Marceau November 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Nice vid! Also go an check out my pumpkin vid.

  • Reply Ty Morrison November 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Helpfull Keep Up The Great Content1

  • Reply Jordan Fabian November 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    How much does it cost in all

  • Reply Hershey Berger November 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    This was pucker sick

  • Reply LamCup November 23, 2016 at 3:13 am

    I have 24 by 20 foot area of synthetic ice and boards all the way around

  • Reply Brennan Conway November 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm


  • Reply Max David November 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Can you do a video on your favorite grip and why

  • Reply SXCKO -_- November 24, 2016 at 11:16 am

    When are you going to dm the Halloween snipe winners my friend won and was wondering

  • Reply liam mac November 26, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Looks awesome and would be my dream traing area want it for Christmas but it's too expensive 🙁

  • Reply Connor Webb November 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Can you stick handle with actual pucks

  • Reply beaar November 28, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Jeremy you should do a house tour that would be pretty cool

  • Reply G.C. Soccer November 29, 2016 at 1:40 am

    where can you buy the tiles ?

  • Reply Steven Noda November 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

    you should have named the puck stopper as "Puck Stops Here" lol

  • Reply Cam Neshat December 4, 2016 at 4:46 am

    What is your favorite NHL team? I like the Rangers!

  • Reply Joe Samango December 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    are the tiles weather proof

  • Reply swag beast BMX December 11, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Can it ship to Canada

  • Reply swag beast BMX December 11, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Really want this for Christmas

  • Reply Mood Lamp December 14, 2016 at 1:46 am

    you suggested 6 more tiles when you upgrade to the premium and mentioned bc you were taller. if you're not tall, can you get away without the extra 6 tiles to stick handling while sliding across?

  • Reply R - Yon December 14, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Their to exspensive

  • Reply Mike vs matt December 21, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Whenever I use pucks they roll up on me any advice

  • Reply steven December 26, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Hey Jeremy , I got some of the all star tiles and i was wondering if it would ruin the bottom of my stick if i didn't use tape ?

  • Reply Mtb Crazy December 28, 2016 at 1:36 am

    It's so expensive pls give me a new link to cheaper one

  • Reply William Jorgensen January 1, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I set this up and it works great but I was wondering if there is anyway to make it quieter because when I stick handle on it it is very loud I don't know if that's just my stick handling or if there is something I can do to make it quieter

  • Reply tg Bassin January 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm


  • Reply JumpingJax January 26, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    awesome vid! could you check out my road hockey channel and please sub 🙂

  • Reply OILERS rule goalies rule January 29, 2017 at 12:04 am

    don't you mean the worsr

  • Reply OILERS rule goalies rule January 29, 2017 at 12:05 am

    I mean worst

  • Reply mahowald6687 March 2, 2017 at 3:26 am

    will this be available at the hockey expo in Minnesota March 11. I plan on buying 2 battlemode hockey sticks and this if it there? for the same price that is

  • Reply Ryan Momo March 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    In the link it said the Deluxe package has more than the Premium

  • Reply Tristan March 26, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    #how to hockey

  • Reply concertsandgamevids andskateboardvids March 29, 2017 at 2:14 am

    i mean its wort it i want it but is 16 tiles worth 209 dollars like i am a 12 year old kid that wants to play better hockey i don't have 209 dollars just laying around and my parents are not going to pay that much for a piece of plastic come on

  • Reply dano doston March 29, 2017 at 6:22 am

    i am goalie😂

  • Reply AnotherButt 4chair April 22, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Nice but step one gotta get a house with an extra room

  • Reply J27 April 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    $180 for 16 pieces of plastic? Is this a joke or?

  • Reply Tarek Tawfik April 23, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    it's funny that I know he is selling me something and it does not bother me even a bit. Thank you so much coach Jeremy. I appreciate it .

    I wanted to cover my entire garage in tiles but now I will do an L shape instead with the accessories

  • Reply Vielä salaisempi puurokauha April 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    awesome work dude✌🏼✌🏼

  • Reply Oz Craft09 April 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Paint your room faverite NHL hockey team every body like

  • Reply Roman Caprara May 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    go subscribe to me plz i do hockey videos that you guys will like
    go do it now plz bye

  • Reply Hkydude13 May 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Are these the first version of the allstar tiles? i noticed that these are smooth and not like the matte/gritty surface like the new all star tiles that hockey shot sells

  • Reply Zmart 45 June 4, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    How do your tiles look so slick? When I got mine they weren't slick at all… it is almost like sandpaper, the puck barely slides and it is chewing up my tape. Please help!

  • Reply Gabe Brown June 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    So overall, what tiles are better with this setup?

  • Reply Jean-Sébastien Pettigrew June 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I only have 6 tiles… What can I do?

  • Reply EensyZiak June 26, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I'm kind of confused. On the website, it says it's about $15. Is that for one tile ore for a pack of tiles like in a pack of 4 or 6. I want to buy some for my backyard shooting area. If anyone knows anything about this please let me know

  • Reply No One July 20, 2017 at 4:20 am

    I'm having trouble with these tiles when I use a puck it flips. is there a way to fix it

  • Reply Crazy Trickshoter November 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Why do your tiles look so shiny mine look different. I have the all star tiles

  • Reply David Mandziuk November 17, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Noticed your stick comes up to your nose, isn't that long for training ? That should be your game stick

  • Reply William Smart November 18, 2017 at 3:02 am

    all the gear is expensive is there any alternative

  • Reply Nico Lindström November 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    But if the sound annoys your parents?

  • Reply On the Ice November 25, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    This helped a lot thank you

  • Reply Camden Sipma December 13, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    hey jeremy whats that black stuff u layed down under the tiles?

  • Reply TSM_ Dangler December 30, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I just noticed that u used the sniper skin

  • Reply Landon Fraser December 31, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Aren't those tiles 18inch by 18inch why do you need 16

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  • Reply AnotherButt 4chair February 6, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Step one move to Canada buy a big house, kidding good video coach Jeremy

  • Reply Ben.hcky97 Bm February 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    The legends say a young coach Jeremy will pin this comment

  • Reply Brooklynn Harper March 5, 2018 at 12:55 am


  • Reply Matthew Meade March 14, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I love the idea! I play hockey and I'm 13 years old and my goal right now is to make my school's varsity team as a freshmen. I hope to play in the NHL someday also. I have a lot of space in my basement and I was wondering if there is a setup that multiple people can use to train and shoot on. I was thinking about something like a studio rink made with synthetic ice. Can you tell me how to do that?

  • Reply Catherine Williams March 18, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I ordered roughly a 13x22ft space worth of tiles to use with the passer, deaker, stick handler, and my net. (About 120 tiles)

  • Reply WeirdPerson 55 April 5, 2018 at 2:25 am

    If i can't get this training setup can I still be a good hockey player?

  • Reply Trevor Hicks April 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Hey Jeremy, great reviews! I am wondering, have you ever tired the marsblade (roller) on the hockeyshot training tiles? I know you have individually reviewed both but I haven't seen any videos of it possibly combined? (and no not the synthetic ice tiles)

  • Reply a S May 18, 2018 at 3:17 am

    pretty nice work SON!!!

  • Reply Scott Hynes August 30, 2018 at 2:08 am


  • Reply Braden Bogardus November 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Love the videos

  • Reply Alisa Rennyson December 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    How many puck stoppers needed for the deluxe set up?

  • Reply Thomas Helgesen February 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm


  • Reply Joe Marinello February 19, 2019 at 1:21 am

    If you have sniper edge tiles can you still use the passer

  • Reply Elite Hockey Training March 2, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Great video. I like how you combine stick handling with the skater stride exercise. Great for speed and power! Well done!

  • Reply Bruce Liptak July 23, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I can’t afford tiles

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