Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

Although this drill loosely mimics a breakout drill, the real purpose behind this one is to introduce Timing and Support concepts to youngsters. Players must time their skating to arrive at the designated receiving zones on time for a possible pass. Here’s the diagram:

Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

1. 2 lines of Fs and Ds on the blue lines (out of the way)
2. D starts drill on dot
3. On the whistle, F passes to D, who pivots toward the boards, then skates behind the net to initiate a breakout
4. F control skates through each of the 4 receiving zones, presenting him or herself as a passing option in each zone (never taking eye off puck)
5. After receiving pass, F attacks 1 on 0

Option: Add D to the far blue lines for a 1 on 1

Enjoy!


USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:



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