Michigan Mile – Hockey Conditioning Drill

Michigan Mile – Hockey Conditioning Drill

Conditioning, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills
This Hockey Conditioning Drill Give a Perfect 3:1 Rest-to-Work Ratio The Michigan Mile is one of my favorite Hockey Conditioning Drills. I picked it up from my old assistant coach, Josh Burkart, who grew up in Michigan. I love it because it's short, explosive bursts of speed, and can be done in a variety of ways. It also offers an optimal 3:1 rest-to-work ratio, which is perfect for hockey players. Here's the diagram and explanation: Michigan Mile: Four groups, on blues, facing each other. As soon as group 1 finishes, group 2 goes. Then 3, then 4, then back to 1. 1. red line and back - 5 push-ups 2. far blue line and back - 5 push-ups 3. red, back, far blue, back - 5 push-ups 4. far blue,…
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Half-Ice Bednár Conditioning Drill

Half-Ice Bednár Conditioning Drill

Conditioning, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting, Skating & Agility, Stickhandling, Warm-Up
Here's a Fantastic Half-Ice Conditioning Drill from Our Friend, Ján Bednár From time to time our coaches send me drills, this is a great half-ice conditioning drill from Ján Bednár out in Slovakia. Here's the diagram and explanation: Half-Ice Bednár Conditioning Drill Option 1: Skate through the pattern forward Option 2: Skate through the pattern, pivoting backward as diagrammed Option 3: Skate through the pattern, forward, with a puck. Add shot at the end. Option 4: Skate through the pattern with a puck, pivoting backward as diagrammed. Add shot at the end. NOTE: make sure players are alternating lines so they develop stops and starts in both directions. USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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5-Card Skating Drill

5-Card Skating Drill

Conditioning, D-Zone Coverage, Defensive Zone, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Individual Skills, Skating, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
5-Card Skating Drill 5-Card Skating is a great drill my assistant coach, Ryan Newton, came up with. I like this one because it lets you work on the defensive zone coverage skating patterns while getting some conditioning in. Here's the diagram: 5-Card Skating Drill 1. Players start in 5-card formation 2. On whistle, each position skates full speed out to his or her designated attack area, pivots, then skates backward into 5-card position 3. Sequence follows, position by position. Center covers for the corner positions until they get back, and takes the seam (attack areas 2 and 5) 4. Wingers alternate between attack positions each "lap" 5. Do 4 "laps" then switch out 5-man unit for a new one Enjoy! USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Perpetual Backcheck Drill

Perpetual Backcheck Drill

Conditioning, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills
Perpetual Backcheck Drill The Perpetual Backcheck Drill is a great competition drill to keep players motivated and having fun while working on their conditioning. I use this one quite often with my own teams. Here's the diagram: Perpetual Backcheck Drill 1. First player in each line leaves and receives a pass from the coach. 2. Each player skates full speed down the ice and takes a shot. 3. Next player in line can't leave until the shot has been taken. 4. After the shot, the shooter will peel off and backcheck the next player in line. 5. Drill continues perpetually. Enjoy! USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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