Spice Figure 8 Passing Drill



Here’s Another One of my Favorite Hockey Passing Drills

I love this hockey passing drill because it just flows well––especially when you have the right group of players for it. At it’s best, this is a quick-paced, “tic-tac-toe” type of drill. However, if you have the wrong group of players, this drill will grind to a halt pretty quickly. So, just make sure your players are advanced enough before attempting this one! Here’s the diagram and explanation:

spice_fig_8_passingSpice Figure 8 Passing Drill
1. On the whistle, one (F) from each line diagonally across from each other goes.
2. Each (F) takes a few steps forward, then passes to the far (D).
3. The defensemen make a few “D to D” passes, then hit the (F) as he power turns around the far cone.
4. After skating the figure 8 as shown in the diagram, (F) picks up the puck, splits the defensemen, and enters the zone for a shot on net.

Enjoy!!


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Hymas Square Drill



Hockey Passing Drills like this one can be great tools to run high-tempo practices

One of my players, Nate Hymas, showed me this one a couple of years ago. So, I called this the Hymas Square Drill (or the Wag the Dog Drill – since Hymas is one of those players who loves to give input). Either way, this is a great, quick-paced, heads up passing drill. Here’s the diagram and explanation:

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hymas_square2Hymas Square Drill
1. Players in opposite corners pass straight ahead
2. Passes go around the square
3. Players who started the drill skate around the circle and receive pass back from the same line they left from

Option 2: Similar to the first option, but now incorporates backward skating. See Diagram 2

Enjoy!


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