Mohawk Agility Drill



Mohawk Agility Drill

The Mohawk Agility Drill can be used with cones, sticks, “Attack Triangles,” SweetHands, or any other hockey obstacle. More creative obstacles produce more creative players in this drill. Here’s the diagram:

Mohawk Agility Drill

1. Players line up as shown.
2. Puck carrier puts a move on the first stick, skates down around the second stick (putting a move on it), skates up around the top stick (putting a move on it), then shoots.
3. ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY!

Enjoy!


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Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill



Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill

The Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill works really well to teach proper angling technique for F1 & F2 on the PK forecheck. Here’s the diagram and explanation:

Penalty Kill Forecheck Angling Drill

1. Breakout man skates in, and opens up to either side for a breakout pass from the coach
2. F1 and F2 angle to take away the skating lane and passing lanes, respectively
3. If F1 and F2 fail to eliminate the breakout, the breakout man passes to the NZ coach for a give and go, and a shot on net

Note: This drill can be run as a 2/3 ice drill by eliminating the option for a shot on goal. Play would end with the pass back to the NZ coach

Enjoy!


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Swedish 5-Pass & Shot



Swedish 5-Pass & Shot

The Swedish 5-Pass & Shot drill is a great way to work on some of the passing and skating patterns used in regroups. This is a more advanced drill, so make sure you have the right group for it before giving it a try. Here’s the diagram:

Swedish 5-Pass & Shot

1. On whistle, first player from each diagonal line leaves without a puck (only one line shown here to keep the diagram simple)
2. First player skates across the blue line, receives a pass from the second player of the opposite line, then touch-passes it back
3. After passing it back, he or she loops around the top of the center-ice circle, receives a pass from the same line he or shee left from, then touch-passes it back
4. After the second touch pass, player loops out wide, opens up as an outlet pass, receives another pass from the same line he/she left from, and attacks 1 on 0

Enjoy!


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5-Card Skating Drill



5-Card Skating Drill

5-Card Skating is a great drill my assistant coach, Ryan Newton, came up with. I like this one because it lets you work on the defensive zone coverage skating patterns while getting some conditioning in. Here’s the diagram:

5-Card Skating Drill

1. Players start in 5-card formation
2. On whistle, each position skates full speed out to his or her designated attack area, pivots, then skates backward into 5-card position
3. Sequence follows, position by position. Center covers for the corner positions until they get back, and takes the seam (attack areas 2 and 5)
4. Wingers alternate between attack positions each “lap”
5. Do 4 “laps” then switch out 5-man unit for a new one

Enjoy!


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Controlled Skating Breakout Drill



Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

Although this drill loosely mimics a breakout drill, the real purpose behind this one is to introduce Timing and Support concepts to youngsters. Players must time their skating to arrive at the designated receiving zones on time for a possible pass. Here’s the diagram:

Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

1. 2 lines of Fs and Ds on the blue lines (out of the way)
2. D starts drill on dot
3. On the whistle, F passes to D, who pivots toward the boards, then skates behind the net to initiate a breakout
4. F control skates through each of the 4 receiving zones, presenting him or herself as a passing option in each zone (never taking eye off puck)
5. After receiving pass, F attacks 1 on 0

Option: Add D to the far blue lines for a 1 on 1

Enjoy!


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