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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Winnipeg Jets’ Penalty Kill (DISSECTED)

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy, Special Teams, Team Strategy, Team Systems
A Detailed Analysis of the Winnipeg Jets' Penalty Kill Forecheck and Defensive Zone Coverage Setups In this video we walk through a detailed analysis of the Penalty Kill Systems the Winnipeg Jets are using. Remember, systems play is very subjective - everyone has their own opinions... this is my two cents worth! Here's a quick breakdown of what to look for: FORECHECK: 1-3 Forecheck: F1 tends to commit too early, allowing the Wild defenseman to walk out from behind the net uncontested. F1's Angle: Breaks my cardinal rule for trap-style forechecks - DON'T GET BEAT BEHIND YOU! NZ Transitions: Jets rely too heavily on picking off passes in the neutral zone, and not enough on solid angling and positioning. This won't work as well against the better teams. PK DEFENSIVE…
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3 Shooter, Rebound and Recovery

3 Shooter, Rebound and Recovery

Goalie, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills
The 3 Shooter, Rebound and Recovery Drill is a great way for players to work on their shots, while goalies work on their movement! This is a great, simple, goalie drill. It allows your shooters to work on their shots while the goalie works on his/her movement around the crease, angles and rebound recovery. Here's the diagram and explanation: 3 Shooter, Rebound and Recovery Drill: 1. Goalie in the net, three shooters set up as shown 2. Shooter 1 shoots low glove side. Goalie tries to kick rebound into the corner, then FOLLOWS his rebound and squares up to Shooter 2 3. Shooter 2 shoots anywhere. Goalie makes the save and stays square to the rebound, wherever it goes. 4. Goalie Squares back up to Shooter 1, and this time…
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11 Visual Targets for Hockey Goalies

11 Visual Targets for Hockey Goalies

Goalie, Half Ice Drills, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills
Use visual targets to help goalies play the angles properly Angles are, arguably, the most important part of a goaltender's game. If you cannot manage your angles appropriately, it will be more difficult to make the simple saves. Using these 11 visual cues on the ice will assist goaltenders, at all levels, to manage where they are on the ice. 11 Visual Cues: Sequence 1 1 & 11 - Goal Line 2 & 10 - Board-side Hashmarks 3 & 9 - Defensive Zone Dots 4 & 8 - Blue Line on the Boards 4 & 7 - Neutral Zone Dots 6 - Straight up the Middle 11 Visual Cues: Sequence 2 1. Spray paint lines on the ice that match up with the visual cues 2. Set up pucks further…
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