The Passing Medley can be a great drill for the right group of players!
I designed the Passing Medley as a drill to work on multiple types of passes, both standing still, and in motion. This can be a great drill if you’ve got the right group of players. However, there are quite a few possible “points of failure.” So, if you’ve got a less-experienced team, or a wide range of skill levels from top to bottom, this might not be the optimal passing drill for you. Here’s the diagram:
1. player leaves corner and picks up pass from his line
2. after receiving the pass, he passes to (P) in the corner and gets it back
3. executes give and go with (P) on the blue line, then shoots
4. Players rotate as shown
This hockey breakout progression is recommended for advanced teams only
This is a highly effective breakout progression. There are endless ways to change it up to work on different game situations, and it involves many recurring passing patterns. Since there are many possible “points of failure” I only recommend this drill for older, or more advanced hockey teams. Here’s the diagram and explanation:
Advanced Hockey Breakout Progression
1. D to D to Wing
2. D to D to Wing
3. D to D to Wing, one-touch to Center
4. D to D to Wing, one-touch to D who follows up play
5. Start again from the other side
OPTIONAL: Put defensemen on far blue line for a 1 on 1.