1 on 1 Swedish Overspeed Drill

1 on 1 Swedish Overspeed Drill

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Skating & Agility, Team Skill Drills
Here’s a Great 1 on 1 Drill that Works Skating, Pivots, and Gap Control In this drill, we develop passing, skating, gap control, and a number of other skills. This drill can also be developed into a regroup drill (see Option 2). Here's the diagram and explanation: 1 on 1 Swedish Overspeed Drill: OPTION 1 1. On the whistle, the F makes a pass to the D. 2. The F skates across the ice and receives a return pass. 3. The D follows up the ice. 4. The F skates around the centre ice circle and goes 1 on 1 with the D. OPTION 2 1. After the F skates around the centre ice circle, the F makes a pass to the D, and turns to the boards. 2. The…
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Center Pass for Mites & Squirts

Center Pass for Mites & Squirts

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Defensive Zone, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Offensive Zone, Passing & Timing, Shooting, Team Skill Drills
Center Pass is a Great Drill for Younger Age Groups I've been using this drill with my Mite team this year, and have already seen the kids executing it in our games! In the video I show two variations, but you can make more adaptations as you see fit. Here's the diagram and explanation: Center Pass Variation 1: 1. Coach dumps the puck into the corner 2. First player in white line goes and gets it 3. Next player in line goes to the front of the net 4. Pass out from the corner, shot on goal Variation 2: 1. Coach dumps the puck into the corner 2. First player in white line goes and gets it 3. One white and one blue drive the net, white trying to get…
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MacDonald Forecheck Drill

MacDonald Forecheck Drill

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Breakouts, Checking & Angling, Defensive Zone, Forecheck, Hockey Drills, Offensive Zone, Team Skill Drills, Team Systems Drills
MacDonald Forecheck Drill The MacDonald Forecheck is a nice little drill to work on forechecking lanes and angles. Here's the diagram and explanation: MacDonald Forecheck Drill 1. On whistle, forecheckers take a lap around the center circle 2. As the forecheckers finish their lap, coach dumps the puck in 3. Forecheckers attack, 5-man unit breaks out 4. After the breakout occurs, puck is passed back to the coach 5. 2 of the 3 forwards peel out to take a lap around the middle circle, becoming the new forecheckers (forwards must communicate who goes!) 6. As forecheckers finish the turn, coach dumps the puck in for a breakout from the far end 7. New 5-man unit moves into the end that just broke out Enjoy! USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN…
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Burkart 2 on 2 Deflection

Burkart 2 on 2 Deflection

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Shooting, Team Skill Drills
Burkart 2 on 2 Deflection My good buddy, and assistant coach, Josh Burkart showed this one to me a couple of years ago. It's a solid drill that has a pretty quick rotation, so not much standing around once your players pick up the flow of it. Here's the diagram: Burkhart 2 on 2 Deflection Drill 1. (F) passes to (D) then drives net 2. D to D pass and shot 3. (F) deflects, then stays in front 4. Other corner passes out to (D) then drives net 5. D to D pass and shot 6. Other (F) deflects 7. (F)'s swing for a breakout pass then attack 2 on 2 8. After second shot, (D)'s back up 2 on 2 Enjoy! USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill

Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills
Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill Here's a solid drill from my Slovakian friend Jan Bednar. He sends me awesome drills from time to time, and they're always exactly my style! This drill has two variations, one ends in a 1 on 0, and the other ends in a 1 on 1. Here's the diagram: Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill: 1. Player from low line passes to the first player from the line at center ice. 2. One-touch pass back, then loops around the center circle. 3. Player from low line receives pass, then executes side-step crossovers to the far side of the circle, powerturns out of the crossovers, and hits the other player with a long pass. Variation: Same set-up as above, except play ends in a 1 on 1…
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