I use the Full Speed Power Play Passing Sequence to simulate the patterns and passing lanes players will see in game situations. The idea for this drill is to instill the mindset of “Set-up, Attack, Rebound, then back to Set-up.” All executed at top speed. Here’s the diagram and explanation:
Full Speed Power Play Passing Sequence
1. Player’s line up in proper position for your team’s power play set-up (in this case it’s the “hybrid” set-up)
2. Place cones in positions where the opposing defenders will likely be
3. Work through your attack options, in order from highest probability to lowest
4. Focus on running through “set-up, attack, rebound, and back to set-up,” with crisp passes, always executing at full speed
Use this Hockey Passing Drill to Develop Passing Technique in Motion
Synchronized Passing is a simple, yet highly effective, hockey passing drill that will help players to develop their ability to maintain proper hockey passing technique while in motion.
Players should be taught to incorporate their weight transfer into their stride while giving and receiving passes. This will help them to “cushion and sweep” their passes properly. Here’s the diagram and explanation:
1. Players skate side by side, giving and receiving passes while in motion.
2. After skating behind the net, players crisscross so that they work both forehand and backhand passing.
3. Start slow, then work up to full speed.
NOTE: Start with your players very close to each other. As their skill level improves, increase the distance between each partnership, and the speed at which they skate down the ice.