1 Drills - Skating Standing Balance Variation None Feet are shoulder width apart and knees are bent. Have the players look straight ahead, then push lightly from behind, side, and front, testing their balance. Have the players march on the spot with knees touching the stick, which is held horizontally in front. Have them gradually raise the stick higher to test balance while skating around the ice at a moderate speed. When the student comes to the first blue line, have them attempt to balance on their left foot, gliding to next blue line. Have them change feet on the opposite side of the ice. Line Jumps None Students line up across the end of the ice, then skate to the first blue line, do a two foot jump and land; skate to and jump the center line; then continue to the next blue line. They then continue to the far end of the ice. Avoid having players jump bulky articles on the ice as this is potentially hazardous. When players jump, have them bend their knees when taking off and landing. Ensure that sticks remain in one hand, touching the ice. Ice Walk Variation Challenge the player to control their movement Have the players start from the side boards and walk (do not skate) across the ice. To make it more difficult have them walk on their toes or heels Shuttle Skate To increase dexterity, agility and balance Distribute 30 pucks across one blue line. Players start at one end of the ice, skate to the blue line, and pick up a puck with one hand. They then skate with the puck and place (not drop) it on the second blue line, skate forward to the end. Turn around and go back the other way.
2 Knee Drop (Learning how to Fall) To increase balance and agility Make sure everyone has good shin pads with plastic knee cap protectors. Have the players fall to their knees while standing. Important: Remind them to use the hands to break their fall -- knees are too easy to hurt! Have them use the stick for help in getting up. Next have them do this while skating, getting up as quickly as possible. Snow Man Variation To increase confidence, agility, and balance Have players skate up the ice from the end line approximately halfway to the other end, dive forward under control, and slide on the stomach with the stick directly out in front. Tell them to concentrate on getting up as quickly as possible. This is the same as above, except while on the ice, players roll over, keeping the stick straight out in front. They then get up as quickly as possible. Chair Drill Variation To develop balance and power Have the players push a chair around the ice. This can be made into a fun relay. Divide into two groups. Line up as shown with two chairs. On whistle, one player from each line pushes the chair around the free pass circle back to their line where he/she hands off the chair to the next player. Continue until everyone has finished. Last player skates into the middle and sits on their chair. Try to be the first team done. Stick Drill To improve leg control, strength, and co-ordination Have the players skate holding their stick in both hands at shoulder height in front of the body. Remind them to try not to move the stick -- the skating action should come from the legs.
3 Reaction Drill To improve hand-eye coordination. agility, and balance. This drill is similar to the mirror drill, except that it is done the whole length of the ice. The coach points left, right, up, down, ice, etc. and the players follow directions. Wide Crossovers Variation To learn how to control inside and outside edges While skating, have the players lift one leg high to the side, then cross it over the other leg. They then put the first leg on the ice, then lift the inside leg up and repeat. Backwards Snaking Variation To develop leg strength Snaking is skating without taking the feet off the ice. It requires the player to bend the knees more, and push harder, alternating the legs. Backwards Beginning V Start To practice leaning forward in the start Have the players stand about an arm's length away from the boards facing them. They form a V with their skates, and fall against the boards. When the players are comfortable with this have them turn around and skate across the ice. Pushing Your Partner To increase stroking stride and strength. Have the player place their hands on the hips of their partner and push them across the ice. The person being pushed does not offer any resistance. Change positions and go the other way.
4 Beginning Tight Turns To teach the tight turn Have the players spread out over the ice. Have them try the tight turn by putting one foot in front of the other and leaning in the same direction as the front foot. The body will automatically turn. When everyone is comfortable with this have them take a few strides and turn. Divide the players into groups depending on how well they can do this. Progress to the Dot Drill. Make sure to do both directions. Inch Worm Variation To develop turning and agility Have players line up in a single line just more than arms length. The player in the back starts to go through the line skating in and out of each player. When he/she reaches the end, he/she takes up a place in the line. The next player from the back starts. Encourage the line to bend around the ice. Backwards Ship Shape Variation Carrying the puck, stopping, starting, and changing directions Good game for young skaters. Each player should have a stick and puck. Gather them into the center circle and explain the calls. BOW - One end of the ice STERN - Opposite end of the ice PORT - Left side of the ice (facing the bow) STARBOARD - Right side of the ice (facing the bow) MAN OVERBOARD - Lie down on the ice, roll over and get up quickly CAPTIAN ABOARD - Skate to the center circle and salute the coach. SWAB THE DECK - Down on knees and rub the ice MUTINY - Chase the coach. Backwards Dodge To practice passing accuracy on the ice, as well as to avoid being hit with the puck Make a circle of students and put a few players in the middle. Shooters use two pucks - shooting them on the ice while trying to hit the skate blade of the players in the middle. When hit, the skater trades places with the person who hit them.
5 Peter Zezel Skating Drill (Advanced) None Divide the two groups in half, one at each corner. Move nets into the hash marks to allow plenty of room. On whistle, P1 skates to the near blue line and back to the start. When they are done, P2 does the same thing from their end. P1 then skates to the red line and back to the start while P2 does the same. Far blue line and back, go around the far net to the far blue line and back, go around the far net to the red line and back, go around the far net to the near blue line and back, and go around the far net to the goal line where you started and back around. This drill is great for endurance and speed bursts because it allows sufficient skating and rest periods. This is a favourite drill of NHL player Peter Zezel. Backwards Glue None Every player gets a partner. The coach will skate around the rink with a puck. One skater is the Defense and the other is the Forward. The forwards skate to get away from the Defense and the Defense does their best to stick to the forward like GLUE. If a forward is open the coach may pass to them.
6 Circles and Pylons None Players start in the corner with a puck. They do crossovers around the first circle as shown, then they go through the first set of 3 pylons. They skate across the far blue line and go through the second set of 3 pylons. Then they do another set of crossovers around the second circle the in the opposite direction of the first circle. Backwards Getting Back 1 Puck per player Player 1 skates toward opposite net and takes a shot. As soon as Player 1 shoots, Player 2 starts in the other direction and Player 1 must skate hard to catch up. Player 2 takes a shot and Player 3 takes off down the ice with Player 2 chasing. Use 2 skaters at a time. Push/Pull Nets - Older Players 2 nets Divide the teams into two groups. Put pucks at both nets and put them on the goal line with the opening facing the player. On the whistle, one player (2 if they are younger) push the net down the ice as far as you think is fair. Suggested red line for younger players and length of the ice for older players. On the way back they pull the net skating backwards. This will develop leg strength and power.
7 Slolam x3 Pylons, Pucks Players skate through the pylons 3 times. #1 forwards, #2 backwards, #3 pick up a puck and go forwards. If possible have two lines going at the same time to prevent players from standing around. All three times through should be continuous. There and Back Skating - Fun Drill Cards Place all the following ways to skate there back on cards and put them in a hat. - Forwards - Backwards - Jump each line - Snowman between blue lines - Down on knees between blue lines - 360's on each line - 180's on each line - Glide on 2 feet between blue lines - Glide on left foot there and right foot back - Log rolls Before each time, pull out a new way to skate there and back so it's different every time. Add new ones to keep the drill fresh. Do 4-5 times.
8 Pylon Mania Pylons Continuous circuit, weave in and out of the pylons. Carry a puck Backwards, turn 180 on each pylon, go around pylon full circle Wild Zone Pylons Divide players into three groups (that's if you have the whole ice). Group 1 will skate around circles one way 2-3 times, then change directions. Group 2 works on pivoting backwards. Group 3 does crossovers in a figure 8. Do each station for 5 minutes and switch.
9 Foot Race Pucks, pylons On whistle, players skate the pattern forwards and backwards around the pylons. The coach flips the puck down the middle. The first player tries to score and the second player tries to check. Switch lines. Whistle Stop 1 puck per player Players skate around the ice slowly. 1st whistle: Skate fast 2nd whistle: stop completely and go the other way fast 3rd whistle: slow 4th whistle: tight turn and go fast 5th whistle: SNOWMAN 4 Circles None On whistle, first three players accelerate forward, around the circles as shown Backwards
10 Heads Up!! None 2 players at a time skate though pattern as shown SUICIDE None required Starting at the goal line, skate forward to the near blue line and return to the starting point. Then skate to the center red line and return to the start, then the far blue line and return, finally to the far end and return. Use the free play lines as well as the red and blue lines. Consider using backwards skating on the return portions or in both directions. This drill can also be used with sharp turns instead of stops and starts. Circuit Race 1 or 2 stopwatches, pylons Pylons are set out as shown. Player skates through pylons full out. Timed. Backwards
12 Lines and Circles None Have players line up in the corner. They do crossovers around the first 2 circles then skate to the opposite blue line, stop and skate backwards across the blue line to the other side boards. Stop and skate to the red line on the opposite side boards, stop and skate backwards to the other side boards. Then skate to opposite corner that you started in. Skating/Stopping/Backwards 3 pylons Set up each pylon in the middle of each line. One player from each side skates to the first pylon at the near blue line, stops and then skates backwards along the blue line to the boards, stops, then skates forwards to the next pylon at the red line, stops and skates backwards along the red line to the boards. They then skate forwards to the third pylon at the far blue line and stop, pivot and skate backwards along the blue line to the boards. They then skate full out back to their lines, or to the opposite corners if you have full ice. Use Pucks
13 Hockey Drills - GAMES Puck Gather 5 Pucks per player and 1 Bucket per player, stopwatch Place pucks in a pile across ice and a bucket beside the player. On whistle player sees how many pucks they can retrieve and put in the bucket in 30 seconds only getting one at a time. Add 1 puck to add incentive to get more pucks. Puck Line Relay 4 Pucks per pair First player grabs with hands a puck and skates to the near free play line and puts it down on the line. Pucks must be on the line to count. The player then skates back to the start, grabs another puck and skates to the near blue line and places puck. Do the same for the red line and far blue line. After all the pucks have been placed, the second player does the same, but in reverse. He/she skates to the free play line and retrieves the puck and bpucks it back and places it on the goal line. He/she then retrieves the other 3 pucks. First pair finished wins. Backwards Puck Race Pucks and 2 pylons Divide the group in half. Skaters start behind the goal line. They skate up and do a tight turn around the face-off dot, then skate back to the start and stop. They do crossovers around the circle going towards the boards from when they stopped. They then skate up the ice to the far face off dots and do a tight turn around the pylon. The coach throws a puck into the center and the first player to the puck picks it up and tries to score, the second skater checks the puck carrier.
14 Hockey Baseball Variation Teaches how to kick the puck properly, agility and speed Use 2 faceoff dots as bases. The fielders have sticks and the baseskaters do not. The first baseskater has the puck at home plate which is in the crease. He/She kicks the puck as hard as he/she can with the side of the skate and then skates to first base. The fielders must pick up the puck and pass it to first base. The player covering first base must pick up the puck and tag the baseskater. This works well with a large group of skaters so there are two teams. Three outs and change positions. Play 2-4 innings. Only use backhand passes, skating backwards. Hit the Skate This drill will improve skating skills and heads up play Coaches on boards between the blue lines with a few pucks This is a simple game, but involves all of the skating skills in the player's repertoire. The players start on the goal line at one end. The coach blows the whistle and they skate as fast as they can down the ice trying not to be hit in the skate by one of the coaches between the blue lines. If you are hit you get 1 point. Leave it up to the kids to keep track of their points. The more coaches trying to hit the skates the more fun the drill is. Hand Ball Develop edge control, balance and diminishes fear of contact. 4 cones, 1 large ball Have players put their sticks on the bench. This game is best played on a half sheet, "cones" can be the nets. A soccer ball becomes the "puck" players cannot kick or carry the ball. (You put them in the penalty box if they do!) The object is to hit the ball into the net with their hands. Kids develop great edge control and balance, become fearless in collisions and have a blast!
15 ZONES Object: 1 Puck The ice is divided into three zones - the neutral zone and the two zones inside each blue like at both ends. Each team uses all three zones freely. The object of the game is to move the puck quickly, and under control, from zone-to-zone, thereby scoring points. Start with 3 on 3. The coach throws the puck into the neutral zone. The first team to the puck passes to a teammate in one of the other two zones bordered by the blue line. If the pass is successfully completed that team scores 1 point. If the players receiving the puck holds on to it for more than 3 seconds (the coach can count 1 onethousand...2 onethousand...3 onethousand ) before passing it, that team loses the point they just gained. The 3 second rule is critical because to promotes quick thinking, anticipation and the use of open spaces. To score another point the team with the puck must successfully pass the puck back into the neutral zone. And then it needs to be passed in to the opposite end zone and so on. If the puck goes over both blue lines they do not receive a point, but do not lose possession of the puck. Switch the players and have shifts. The team not in control has to check like mad to get the puck back. Optional to use goalies, but not to stop shots. When the team gains the end zone the puck can be passed to the goaltender and he/she has to pass it back to their teammate before it is passed into the neutral zone. Chair Race Variation To develop balance and power Have the players push a chair around the ice. This can be made into a fun relay. Divide into two groups. Line up as shown with two chairs. On whistle, one player from each line pushes the chair around the free pass circle back to their line where they hand off the chair to the next player. Continue until everyone has finished. Last player skates into the middle and sits on their chair. Try to be the first team done.
16 Everyone Must Score 1 Puck Scrimmage: the object of the game is to be the first team to have everyone score. This will develop passing and teamwork skills and will also get weaker players involved in the game. Barrier Scrimmage 4 long Hockey sticks taped together if you don't have a piece of wood, 1 Puck Place the barriers across the bottom of the nets. Basic scrimmage but to score the puck must be raised off the ice. Good game for younger players to make them lift the puck. Put the Pucks Away Container you put your pucks in All players put their sticks in the bench. Make 2 piles of pucks and 2 groups. Place the bucket in the crease at the far end of the ice. Players race to see who can get their pucks into the bucket first. This is a good drill to teach the players to help pack everything up before they leave the ice.
17 Scoop-puck Relay Pucks, nets, 2 goalies, - Pull both nets up to the blue lines. - Divide your group into two teams. (they line up at the face-off dot in opposite corners of the rink, with pucks.) - In a relay style, the first player on each line must skate to, and score on the goalie who is facing him at the far blue line. If the goalie stops the attempt, he/she can throw the rebound wherever he/she wants. The skater must retrieve that puck and continue his attempt to score. - Once he/she scores, he/she returns to their line and tags the next player to begin their attempt. Team that loses skates up and back twice. Great Fun! It's either a confidence builder or a stamina builder for both the goalie and the shooter.
18 Drills - Goalie Skills Quick Shot Pucks Players line up in a semi circle in front of the net. Coaches have 2 piles of pucks on either side of the net. Alternating, the coaches pass to one of the players who takes a shot on goal. The goalie won't know who is getting the pass. Teaches goalies and players to always be ready for a pass or shot from anywhere
19 Combo None The goalkeeper starts the drill hugging the left post. Using shuffle steps, move alond the blue crease to the right and hug the right post. Then shuffle alon the crease to the left back to the starting position. Then execute a T-push or one shuffle step straight across to the other post. Continue by telescoping forward to the center of the free pass circle on the right and then retreating to the post. Finish by telescoping to the center of the other circle and retreating to the post This will teach your goalies where their posts are without looking. This drill should be done before every practice and as a warmup for goalies for games. Hop the Rope One skipping rope or long rope for every two goalkeepers In partners, one goalkeeper is the rope turner, holds on to one end and turns the rope in a circle keeping one end on the ice. (This can be done by turning the whole body or a lasso style to avoid dizziness.) The other goalkeeper hops over the rope as it comes by, landing in a good stance each time. Then the goalkeeper can try one foot hops. Once proficient, the skipper can try to drop to their knees and then get back up again between skips
20 One to One A net or two pylons and five pucks to every goalkeeper are needed. With one shooter for every goalkeeper, the shooter stands in the slot and shoots the puck at the goalkeeper who practices the following: - Cushioning: The shot comes at the stick and the goalkeeper cushions the puck to keep it in the crease. - Deflecting: The shot comes on the ice to either side of the goalkeeper and the stick is used to deflect the puck to the corners. - Clearing: The shot comes on the ice and the goalkeeper stops it then using the stick to clear it to a specific target. Frisbee Throw One frisbee for every two goalkeepers is needed In partners, goalkeepers pass the frisbee back and forth, working on proper throwing technique and accuracy. Then the drill is repeated using pucks in place of frisbees, but following the same technique. Goalkeepers throw pucks along the ice to pylons or other targets for accuracy. Step Out Pucks Line up in two lines about 6 feet from the corners. A passes off the boards to B who picks up the puck, goes behind the net and makes a quick step out from behind the net on either side. Goalies must keep their eye on the skater to prevent them from scoring. Alternate sides.
21 Either Side Pucks A has 5 pucks behind the net. A passes a puck one at a time to B who takes quick shots. Add a defenseman
22 Drills - Puck Skills Sweep Pass Variation To learn the proper passing technique Start in the basic stance. Bring the puck to the forehand side of the body. Using a sweeping motion, propel the puck across the ice. Point the stick where you want the puck to go. Make sure the players are not simply passing wildly. Emphasize control. Pass to the partner's skates to increase accuracy. Backhand Pass Variation To learn proper backhand passing Have players stand in the ready position. Have them bring the puck across their bodies to the opposite side as the sweep pass. They then bring their arms back and propel the puck across the ice. Important: Make sure they do not cross their hands. Pass to the partner's skates to increase accuracy Receiving a Pass To learn the proper pass receiving technique As the puck approaches, the player watches it, "sights" the puck with the stick and follows it to the middle of the puck. Use the skates to catch the puck if it is missed. This is a good skill to learn because they will use it while skating. Important: Make sure the players have their stick to the side of their bodies to prevent injury from a stick digging into the ice.
23 Lead Pass To teach players to pass ahead of their partner instead of behind Use the forehand sweep pass or backhand pass. Two players skate down the ice. First player propels the puck so it goes slightly ahead of their partner so they have to skate to it. The passer must estimate where their partner is going to be. Important: Do not tell them to pass at their partner's skates. By the time the puck gets to their partner, they will have passed the puck. Board Pass Variation To learn that the boards are like an extra player on the ice Divide the players into groups of 2 and have them line up around the ice about a stick length from the boards. First player propels the puck using either the forehand or backhand pass against the boards at an angle so it reaches their partner. The players should be able to figure out after a few passes how the puck will come off the boards. Partners skate around the ice passing the puck off the boards to the partner in front. The front partner drops the puck to the back partner. Repeat. Go the other direction. Drop Pass To learn how to make a drop pass While skating, the first player removes their stick from the puck and leaves it for their partner to pick up. It is important not to pass the puck, just leave it for their partner. When the players get more proficient, they can start using the pass. Sweep Shot (On the ice) To learn how to shoot on goal Use the basic sweep pass technique, but put three times the power behind it. Be careful not to always use this shot or the opposing goaltender will know where you are going to shoot.
24 Variation Backhand power shot Flip Shot (Beginning of the Wrist Shot) Variation To learn the basics of the wrist shot Place the stick in the puck. Use the stick to draw a letter C on the ice and propel the puck against the boards. While shooting the bottom hand should curl up toward the roof and the top hand should rotate away from you. The corner of the stick should catch the lip of the puck. If players are having trouble with this shot, have them do a warm-up drill in the dressing room before they go on the ice. Use the stick to try and flip the puck over on the floor. Do not shoot against a wall for safety reasons. Flipping the puck over will give them the feel of getting their stick under the lip of the puck. This is good to teach in the dressing room before the practice. If players get proficient with this, have them try to flip the puck using their backhand. Wrist Shot Variation To add power and accuracy to the flip shot Stand in the basic stance, turned to the forehand side. Place the stick in the puck. Put all the weight on the back foot. Begin the shot while transferring weight to the front foot propelling the puck against the boards. Remember to use the same technique as the flip shot and get the corner of the stick under the lip of the puck. Practice accuracy before increasing power. Place the shooter tutor in the net (if there is one) and have players try to shoot in the top corners. Backhand Flip Shot To teach the backhand shot The player draws the puck to the backhand side of the body and with shoveling motion lifts the puck off the ice. Many players make the mistake of trying to let go of the puck to far from the body. The closer the puck is to the skates, the more accurate the shot. Important: Make sure players do not raise their sticks over their shoulders.
25 Horseshoe Drill with Pylons Pucks/Pylons All players in one corner, coach in opposite corner with pucks. Player 1 skates up around pylon and receives puck. Then he/she skates through the pylons and takes a shot on goal Opposite corner Checker 2 Offense Pucks and pylons Players line up in two lines at the blue line as shown. One line has pucks. Player 1 and Player 2 pass the puck over the blue line and continue passing and take a shot. As soon as they shoot they make a tight turn and head up the ice. The coach is standing by the free play line on the other side with pucks. The coach passes a puck to Player 1 or 2 and they continue up the ice passing over the blue lines. While all this is going on, Player 3 starts from a line beside the crease and tries to catch up and check or prevent the pass. Next page 2 Defense skaters and 3 offense skaters.
26 Double Shots Pucks All players line up in the corner. The coach sets up on the same side beside the net with pucks. The skater skates around the free pass circle and picks up a pass from the coach and takes a quick shot. The skater then pivots backwards and skates backwards around the opposite free pass circle until he/she reaches the top. He/she then pivots frontwards and picks up a pass from the coach and takes a quick shot. 2 Pass Philly Drill Pucks 2 Groups as illustrated. Player 1 skates up the boards and passes up the boards over the blue line to Player 2. Player 1 skates around the pylon and receives a pass back from Player 2. Player 2 then skates towards the goal and receives a pass from the coach in the corner. After the drill is finished alternate lines.
27 3 Pucks Score 3 Pucks Two lines at the blue line. One line is the forward line and the other is the defense line. Three pucks are placed behind the net. On whistle, the forward skates behind the net and picks up a puck, comes out front and takes a shot, if he/she scores, the forward goes back behind the net and picks up another puck. If the defense picks up the puck it must be passed to an opposite corner, not out of the zone. The drill continues till all 3 pucks are in the net. Coaches must make sure players are holding their sticks across their bodies and not straight out in front to prevent the skater from spearing themself on the boards. Goalies and players will be very active 2 forwards and 1 defense, or any other combination. Pass From Behind Net 4 Pucks 4 Pucks are placed behind the net. There are 2 forwards and 1 defense. One defense is behind the net with the pucks and the other is out front of the net with the defense player. On the whistle, the player behind the net tries to pass the puck out from behind the net to the other forward who skates to get open. The defense tries to block the pass or check the ting away. One on One Pucks One group lines up behind the blue line with the puck. The second group lines up between the blue line and the free play line. First player skates hard to the net, second player from other line curls in and tries to check the puck carrier or prevent the shot.
28 Transition #1 Pucks, pylons Set up the pucks beside the pylon. Line up three lines, two on the red line facing the pucks, and the other across the ice on the red line. On the whistle, first two players skate around the pylon, picking up a puck then continue up the ice passing over the blue line. Meanwhile the first player in the third line tries to check the puck away or prevent a shot. High Speed Shooting Pylons, pucks Players line up behind goal line and skate a figure 8 around pylons and recieve a pass from the coach for a one timed shot. This will develop foot speed, getting open and keeping head up.
29 Torture Drill Pylons, pucks Skaters skate hard from both corners around the pylons and pick up a puck to take a shot on goal. Next player starts when the player in front of them hits the first pylon. Change lines. Pivot backwards around first pylon Sully Slide Pylons, pucks First player skates, picks up a puck, goes around pylon for a shot. Make sure the players are shooting either forehand or backhand and not pulling the puck across their bodies to shoot. Both players go at same time, one picks up a puck and then it's a 2 on 0, pass cross crease to score.
30 Quick Shot Pucks Players line up in a semi circle in front of the net. Coaches have 2 piles of pucks on either side of the net. Alternating, the coaches pass to one of the players who takes a shot on goal. The goalie won't know who is getting the pass. Teaches goalies and players to always be ready for a pass or shot from anywhere Warm Up In & Out Pucks Players begin on the whistle. Accelerate forward to the boards near the hash marks, pivot backwards and quickly crossover to the middle of the rink, pivot forward on the blue line and sprint to the red line at the boards, pivot backwards and skate towards the middle of the rink, pivot forwards at the blue line, pick up a puck and take a shot on goal.
31 Pepper Passing 1 Puck between 4-6 players Players line up as illustrated. First player passes to player in middle then he/she passes back. Second player passes to middle and gets back and so on till everyone has passed. Rotate one spot clockwise. This will improve passing skills Only use forehand passing or backhand passing. Pass Around the Circle Pucks are needed Divide groups into 2 or 3. While skating around the free pass circle, players pass to each other. Players must pass well ahead of the other player receiving the pass. Skate around net. Skate around free pass circle backwards Checking in Confined Area Pucks are needed Players are paired up and send to a free pass circle. One player is the puck carrier and the other the checker. Players practice checking each other while staying in the designated area. If puck carrier is forced outside the circle, they lose the puck to the other player. Have 2 checkers and 2 puck carriers in once circle. Checkers may check either player. Have 2 checkers and one puck carrier and the confined area is the zone behind the goal.
32 Chase Pucks Players form two lines on either side of the crease. Place one puck at center ice. On whistle, Player 1 and Player 2 race to the puck at center ice. Whoever reaches the puck first is the puck carrier. This player continues skating toward the goal to shoot. The other player tries to check the puck carrier. Players return to the beginning along the boards. Players should be travelling in the same direction for safety reasons. If only using 1/2 ice have the players skate up the boards and get the puck and turn back and shoot on goal. "C" Defending Pucks/Pylons are required Player 1 and Player 2 start at blue line. On whistle, both players take off and skate around center free pass circle. Coach passes a puck in front of the skaters. First player to puck carries the puck all the way to the goal to take a shot. Second player side checks player. Switch sides. 3 players. 2 checkers 1 puck carrier. 2 at a Time Philly Pucks Line up as you would for the Philly drill (Chicago, Horseshoes, corners). Grey has the puck. One player from each side start skating up the boards around the faceoff dots. Grey drops the puck to black who then passes back to grey over the blue line. Continue to the net passing.
33 Saskatchewan Pucks Line up in three lines as shown. Blue line has the puck. One player from each line start skating forward, the blue player passes to the green player and becomes defense. The green player drops the puck outside the blue line to the red player who passes back to the green player over the blue line. Red and green pass back and forth trying to score with the blue player trying to prevent a goal. Switch sides Up & 3 Dekes Pylons, pucks X's begin the drill with a shot on goal immediately after shooting, X picks up a loose puck beside the net and passes to 1 moving up the boards 1's must time their movement to receive the pass with speed 1 dekes the first pylon and accelerates out of the move and repeats at second and third pylons after the third deke, 1 gains the blue line with speed, drives into the slot and shoots on the move after shooting, 1 picks up a loose puck beside the net and pass to 2 timing movement up the boards.
34 Deflection & Screen Pucks A passes to B who quickly passes to C. A and B go to the front of the net while C takes a shot. A and B look for rebounds. Add a defense One Timer Pucks A passes to B who takes a quick shot on goal. Switch sides
35 One Pass Across Pucks B passes to A who passes back to B for a one timed shot Switch sides Either Side Pucks A has 5 pucks behind the net. A passes a puck one at a time to B who takes quick shots. Add a defense. Checking and Keeping Pucks 1 Puck for each player 4-5 skaters in each circle. Each skater has their own puck. The circle is the boundary. The players skate around inside the circle trying to check the other players while trying to keep their own puck. If you check someone, try to bat it outside the circle while trying to keep your own puck. Add or remove players when they are checked
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STARTER 01 Starter Level ABCD s At the Starter level, the fundamental skills begin to be honed and expanded upon. As players have now been exposed to the game, they will start to understand how to play
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2 The following statement emphasizing the importance of skill progressions has been developed by USA Hockey s Coaching Program and Curriculum Advisory Group: We believe that all players and coaches who
presented by: GAME : Mirrored Lines EQUIPMENT AND SPACE NEEDED: SUGGESTED TIME - 30 x 30 yard grid ALLOCATION: 10-15 minutes PRINCIPLES OF PLAY: Apply Pressure Score Points Contest Possession Go Forward
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OFFENSIVE SKILLS S E C T I O N I I I QUARTERBACKS STANCE Stand up straight with feet even, shoulder width. Have weight even on each foot, toes pointing straight ahead. Bend knees, keep back straight and
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