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Leafs Warm-Up Drill



This One’s a Fun Warm-Up Drill that Works a Bit of Everything

This is a fun one that touches on quite a few different skills, including backward skating, pivots, passing, drive skating, and shooting. Here’s the diagram and explanation:

leafswarmupLeafs Warm-Up:

1. Players on each side of center at boards
2. First player leaves, skating backward, receives pass from second player in line–always receives pass on the side of his body he’ll be turning to
3. After receiving the pass he/she opens up and skates forward around the cone, driving wide to the net.
4. After shot, player lines up on opposite side

Variations: a) go around near cone instead of far cone; b) after pass, player joins for a 2 on 0


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Half-Ice Bednár Conditioning Drill



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 bednar conditioningHalf-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.


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Bednár Skating Warm-up Drill



Bednár Skating Warm-up Drill

I’ve got a good buddy out in Slovakia who sends me great drills on a regular basis. I usually test them out with my teams, then pass the best ones along to you guys. I’m naming this hockey warm-up drill after him, the Bednár Skating Warm-up Drill. Here’s the diagram:

bednar_skating_warmupBednár Skating Warm-up Drill

1. Players skate the patterns, with pucks, as diagrammed.
2. First player of each line goes at the same time.
3. The next player goes ones he receives the pass from the first player of the other line.
4. Drill is perpetual.

Note: Make sure to have players execute at full speed, while maintaining good puck control, and staying low on the pivots.

Enjoy!


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4 Blueline Warm-up



Here’s a Fantastic Hockey Warm-up Drill with a Five-Phase Progression!

The 4 Blueline Warm-up is part of the Scott Fukami drill collections available through DrillDraw. If you already own DrillDraw, you should really take a look at these. They’re phenomenal. This drill has 5 phases, or sequences. Here’s what they look like:

PHASE 1:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1) for a shot on the (G).

Stretch Pass : see Seq. # 2.

PHASE 2:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

Stretch Pass :

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and continues to the blueline. (3) makes a stretch pass to (1) on the opposite blueline for a shot on the (G).

Full-circle Stretch Pass : see Seq. # 3.

PHASE 3:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.
Full-circle Stretch Pass : (only one side shown)

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and continues full-circle to the opposite blueline. (3) makes a stretch pass to (1) on the opposite blueline for a shot on the (G).

Double Regroup Stretch Pass : see Seq. # 4.

PHASE 4:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

Double Regroup Stretch Pass : (only one side shown)

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and continues full-circle to the opposite blueline. (1) turns to the boards. (3) makes a stretch pass to (1) for a shot on the (G).

PHASE 5:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

Mohawk Turn Stretch Pass : (only one side shown)

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and makes a mohawk turn to the boards. (3) makes a cross-ice pass to (2). (2) makes a stretch pass to (1) on the opposite blueline for a shot on the (G).

Enjoy!!


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C-Pass Give and Go Drill



The C-Pass Give and Go is a great, high-tempo passing drill.

The C-Pass Give and Go is an awesome drill to get your players moving. It is high tempo, and works a lot on giving and receiving passes in motion. This drill should be done at full speed. As your players get the hang of this drill, start pushing them to keep their feet moving throughout the entire drill. Here’s the diagram:

c-pass_give_and_goC-Pass Give and Go
1. First player in each line leaves without a puck, skates the “C,” then receives a pass from the next player in line at about the top of the circle.
2. After receiving the pass, the puck carrier skates into the neutral zone and executes a give and go pass with (P).
3. After picking up the return pass, the puck carrier steps into the high slot and lets a shot go.

Enjoy!


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