Here’s a great example of the 1-2-2 “Foosball” Forecheck in action
The 1-2-2 “Foosball” Forecheck can be a great set-up if you have the right type of team for it. This forecheck requires speed and discipline. If you lack either of those attributes, it’ll probably fall apart for you. Here are the main key points on this set-up:
1-2-2 “Foosball” Forecheck
1. F1 “flushes” outside in, and chases the puck no matter where it goes
2. F2 and F3 set up at about the tops of the circles, slightly narrower than the dots
3. D-men set up the same distance apart as F1 and F2, but they’re at the blue line
4. As the play moves up the boards, the strong-side forward hits the receiver, strong side d-man seals the boards at the blue line
5. Weak-side forward and d-man slide across and protect the middle passing lanes
6. F1 funnels back to provide support
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Here’s a great half-ice drill that works on many aspects of the goaltender’s game
The 3 Cone Rebound Drill will work on stopping the puck from outside shots, rebound control, recovering, covering the puck, handling rebounds and more. Here are the goalie’s objectives:
1. Stop the Puck!
2. Rebound Control
3. Proper Recovery
Here’s the diagram:
3 Cone Rebound Drill
1. Players line up in corners with pucks
2. 3 players leave at the same time from the same line
3. Player 1 skates puck around near cone, shoots from above the circles, and stays at the net for the rebound on the next shot
4. Goalie tracks, squares up, and fields shot
5. Player 2 skates puck around the middle cone, shoots from above the circles, and stays at the net for the rebound on the next shot
6. Goalie tracks, squares up, and fields shot – controlling the rebound!
7. Player 3 skates puck around the far cone, shoots from above the circles, then drives for his or her own rebound
8. Goalie tracks, squares up, and fields shot – controlling the rebound!
1. Same set up
2. 1st player does the same thing
3. 2nd and 3rd players do a give and go in the slot with the player who went before them.
The second variation forces the goaltender to move much more before the shot is taken. Coaches need to make sure to spread out your shooters so your goaltender can work on his/her objectives in the drill effectively.