Bednár Skating Warm-up Drill



Bednár Skating Warm-up Drill

I’ve got a good buddy out in Slovakia who sends me great drills on a regular basis. I usually test them out with my teams, then pass the best ones along to you guys. I’m naming this hockey warm-up drill after him, the Bednár Skating Warm-up Drill. Here’s the diagram:

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1. Players skate the patterns, with pucks, as diagrammed.
2. First player of each line goes at the same time.
3. The next player goes ones he receives the pass from the first player of the other line.
4. Drill is perpetual.

Note: Make sure to have players execute at full speed, while maintaining good puck control, and staying low on the pivots.

Enjoy!


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Butterfly Passing Drill



Butterfly Passing is a Simple but Effective Hockey Passing Drill

Butterfly Passing is a great drill to work on passing fundamentals with youngsters, and to iron out technical “wrinkles” in more experienced players. Although the drill itself is simple, players should use this drill as an opportunity to work on passing accuracy in stride, and should focus on precise execution at full speed. Here’s the diagram:

Butterfly Passing Drill:

1. Two lines at one end, the width of the goal posts
2. Players skate in pairings all the way down the ice, passing back and forth while maintaining stride
3. At far end, players peel off, around the bottom of each’s respective circle, then skate back making cross-ice passes back into the zone they started from

Variation: have d-men skate backward

Enjoy!


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Perpetual Breakout Drill



Perpetual Breakout Drill Mimics Passing Patterns Often Encountered in Games

The Perpetual Breakout is a great drill to develop hockey breakout abilities in a high-tempo, flow and timing setting. Here’s what the drill looks like:

Perpetual Breakout Explanation:

1. “Ghost man” passers start the drill by shooting then picking up a puck behind the net to initiate the breakout
2. Low forward simulates winger, and swings in to pick up board-side breakout pass
3. High forward swings through and acts as the centerman providing middle support
4. winger one-touches to center, who attacks and shoots, then initiates breakout in far zone
5. winger moves to middle line.

NOTE: winger can swing from top down, or from bottom up, depending on your team’s breakout set up.


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Drive Drill Race



Here’s a Great Hockey Angling Drill!

The Drive Drill Race is a great hockey angling drill that can be used at any age or skill level. Here’s what it looks like:


Drive Drill Race Explanation:

1. (F) makes give and go with (P)
2. (D) can’t leave until (F) has received the pass
3. 1 on 1 to the net


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4 Blueline Warm-up



Here’s a Fantastic Hockey Warm-up Drill with a Five-Phase Progression!

The 4 Blueline Warm-up is part of the Scott Fukami drill collections available through DrillDraw. If you already own DrillDraw, you should really take a look at these. They’re phenomenal. This drill has 5 phases, or sequences. Here’s what they look like:

PHASE 1:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1) for a shot on the (G).

Stretch Pass : see Seq. # 2.

PHASE 2:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

Stretch Pass :

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and continues to the blueline. (3) makes a stretch pass to (1) on the opposite blueline for a shot on the (G).

Full-circle Stretch Pass : see Seq. # 3.

PHASE 3:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.
Full-circle Stretch Pass : (only one side shown)

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and continues full-circle to the opposite blueline. (3) makes a stretch pass to (1) on the opposite blueline for a shot on the (G).

Double Regroup Stretch Pass : see Seq. # 4.

PHASE 4:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

Double Regroup Stretch Pass : (only one side shown)

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and continues full-circle to the opposite blueline. (1) turns to the boards. (3) makes a stretch pass to (1) for a shot on the (G).

PHASE 5:
**Drill starts on the whistle. Both ends at the same time.

Mohawk Turn Stretch Pass : (only one side shown)

On the whistle, (1) skates across the blueline and makes a pass to (2). Return pass to (1). (1) makes a pass to (3) and makes a mohawk turn to the boards. (3) makes a cross-ice pass to (2). (2) makes a stretch pass to (1) on the opposite blueline for a shot on the (G).

Enjoy!!


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