One of my favorite Hockey Body Checking Drills to work on body positioning and angling

Remember, as you progress into hockey body checking drills, to stress that the purpose of body checking in hockey is to separate the man from the puck. To do this effectively, players need a strong base in the following areas:

  1. “Raw” Skating Ability
  2. Agility
  3. Body Positioning (Angling, Gap Control, etc…)
  4. Stick Positioning
  5. Make the Hit

Here’s the explanation:

figure_8_angling1. Players start facing each other on dot
2. (F) picks up a puck and drives wide
3. (D) skates around cones as shown, then angles
4. (F) has to drive around lower cone before cutting to the net

Variations: (a) take out the cone at hashmarks (b) allow forward to cut inside earlier

Cheers!


USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:



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