1 on 1 Big Arc Backchecking

Here’s a Simple Drill that Hits on Quite a Few Subtleties

This is a simple drill, with a simple setup, that can be used to address a lot of different pieces of the game, including Lane Control, Body Positioning, and One Timer Shots on both Proper and Off Wings.

1 on 1 Big Arc Backchecking

  1. Players line up as shown, offensive player starts slightly in front of the backchecker
  2. On the whistle, both players skate the arc, looping around both cones
  3. Offensive player tries to gain positioning and open up to receive a pass from the coach
  4. Defensive player tries to keep the other player from receiveing the pass

Variation: Send two offensive and two defensive players together


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