COACHING/PRACTICE DRILLS

COACHING/PRACTICE DRILLS

FULL ICE DRILLS
HALF ICE DRILLS
DEFENSE
CYCLING
FULL ICE DRILLS
1 x 1 BOTH ENDS

D1 starts drill by coming around net and making outlet pass to F1

F2 skates low to act as middle lane support

F1 skates in 1 v 1 against D2

F2 skates around center circle, receives a pass from D3, and skates in 1 v 1 against D1

D3 comes out and becomes D2 and the drill starts over again

3 PASS SHOT

Two skaters from the opposite line skate without a puck
Have a 1 second gap between players
passes are made to two players as they come around the cones
After the two skaters pass the opposite line, the first player in that line skates backwards and receives a pass from the 2nd player in line, goes up ice, and takes a shot on goal

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CENTER DRIVE 3 x 1

Forwards come down the ice 3 v 1 on D1

Puck should be moved to wing before crossing blueline

Middle forward drives hard to the net while weakside forward becomes trailer in high slot 

winger with puck passes to trailing forward in high slot area for a shot


DOUBLE 1 TOUCH PASS

First player in line skates to red line and makes pass to first player at opposite blue line

Loops and gets a return pass and skates back towards red line and passes to player in his original line

He receives a return pass and skates in on goal and takes a shot

This drill can be run from both sides of the rink

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RIM REGROUP 3 x 1

D1 rims the puck to F2

F1, F2, F3 pass the puck and regroup with D2

D1 skates to neutral zone, pivots, and waits for rush

F1, F2, F3 skate in 3 v 1 on D1

SWING THE NET

Form 2 lines in neutral zone

Coach dumps puck into to either side of net

2 players battle to gain possession of the puck

Player to gain possession skates behind the net and carries puck to opposite blueline without losing possession

If defensive player gains possession they will skate behind their net and carry puck to opposite blueline without losing possession

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2 x 1 WITH BACKCHECK

F1 & F2 go 2 x 1 down the ice vs D1

Backchecker skates hard to catch the play and support D1

Backchecker and D1 need to communicate during action


DRIVE DRILL

F1 starts drill by passing D and then looping to far boards

F2 receives pass from D and returns pass back

D passes to wall to F1

F1 drives hard outside and either passes to F2 or shoots to far pad

F2 drives hard to net looking for pass or rebound

D follows play and moves into point position to maintain good habits



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HALF ICE DRILLS
4 DOT SKATE AND SHOOT

Drill is designed to have players work on passing while skating hard around the cones and finish with a 2 on 0 shot

Players split into two corners with pucks in one corner. 

First player from each line skate on whistle passing puck back and forth as often as possible during first cycle through cones

Skaters will cycle a second time through cones breaking in on net 2 on 0 and taking a shot

Next two players in line will start as group 1 breaks in on goal

FIGURE EIGHT 2 X 0

Form 2 equal lines in each corner

First player in each line(F1 & F2) skates to top of circle with F1 carrying a puck

F1 passes to F2 at top of circle

F2 then passes to first player in line 1

Line 1 then passes cross-ice to F1

F1 & F2 then loop through neutral zone and break in 2 x 0 vs goaltender


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HALF-ICE BREAKOUT

Coach dumps puck in and players breakout

Once players gain neutral zone, pass puck to coach.  

Coach dumps puck in again to different location

Continue drill for 5 cycles

Players Should never stop skating throughout the drill

JACKSON 5

3 Skaters run this drill at one time with all 3 attempting a shot on goal

F1 Skates top of circle and takes shot on goal

F2 Skates full circle without a puck

F3 Skates an inside/out pattern around face-off dot with puck, breaks on goal, and takes a shot

F1 picks up puck below far circle, matches timing of F2 through the neutral zone, and dishes pass to F2

F2 breaks in on goal with a shot while F1 crashes net for rebound

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QUICK SHOT AND PASS

F1 takes shot, retrieves puck from corner, skates behind net, and passes to F2 for quick shot

F2 continues drill from opposite side

All shots should be one-timers

  

QUICK TRANSITION D 2 D

F1 dumps puck in low from neutral zone

D1 retrieves puck and makes quick D2D pass to D2

D2 receives pass and turns up ice looking for breakout pass to F1 in the slot

F2 times his skate and receives pass from F1 in neutral zone

F2 can either now dump the puck and become the new F1 or F1 and F2 can break in 2 x 1 or 2 x 2

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Hockey Drill Walkout
WALKOUT

F1 skates down low with puck and passes to F2

F1 skates around cone and back towards slot

F2 skates inside or outside cone with puck and either takes shot or dishes to F1 for shot



PASS TO ONE TIMER

    S Starts drill by passing down low to P    

     S skates around the circle and receives a pass from P for a one-timer

     S skates to the P line

     P moves to the S line

     Drill begins with 2 players in the P line

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DEFENSE
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FULL CIRCLE PIVOT w/PASS

D starts at top of circle and skates backwards around circle

At bottom of circle D transitions to forward skating and continues forward back to the top of circle 

While performing this drill D will pass back and forth with Coach/player, who is positioned at the top of the circle

Each D will complete two rotations around circle


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SWEDISH SHOT

Defenseman starts at point, receives pass from Coach/player at bottom of circle, gains center ice as quickly as possible and takes shot from top of slot

D skates around cones while always facing the net to promote forward to backward pivot

D receives second pass while skating backward towards the point and takes 2nd shot on goal from top of slot

Again, D skates around cones pivoting from forward to backward and receives pass,  does a give-and-go with D partner and takes 3rd shot




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G.R.I.T. TOURNAMENT
Defense - Puck Protection
PUCK PROTECTION

Coach dumps puck into corner

D skates backwards from slot and transitions forward to collect the puck in the corner.  Have D "surround" the puck before retrieving

D skates hard to far side of net, using back of net as obstacle to prevent forechecking and to protect puck

D makes breakout pass to coach or teammate



Defense - Practice Drill
D 2 D SUPPORT

Coach or teammate dumps puck into zone either high off the glass or along the ice

D1 retrieves puck while D2 skates to good support position

D2D pass and D2 starts moving up ice for breakout

D2 makes breakout pass to next D in line and skates hard to back of line as if jumping into the play

D1 becomes new D2 and next D in line becomes new D1

Drill should be performed from both sides of the ice


CYCLING
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2 MAN CYLCE w/OBSTACLES

You will want to set up cones, tires, extra sticks, etc throughout the ice to serve as defenders


Form 2 lines in high slot above face-off circles

Coach dumps puck into corner

Player 1 skates to corner to retrieve puck

Player 2 follows Player 1.  Player 1 redirects pass off boards to Player 2 who is trailing

Player 1 skates the top of circle, awaits return pass from Player 2, and heads to net for shot on goal

After making return pass to Player 1, Player 2 will follow the shot and look for a rebound



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