Attack Triangle Sequence

Attack Triangle Sequence

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Offensive Zone, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills
This Simple Attack Triangle Sequence Introduces many important Offensive Concepts to Young Hockey Players. Many youngsters have a tendency to skate the puck straight at the opposing defenseman, when attacking the offensive zone. I believe that our young athletes can be taught to use structured attack systems from a very early age. The Attack Triangle Sequence is one of my favorite drills to begin teaching these concepts. Here's the diagram and explanation:     Attack Triangle Sequence Phase 1: 1. player (F1) leaves without puck, cuts across neutral zone 2. receives pass in stride 3. drives wide and shoots 4. after making the pass, first player in other line does the same thing Phase 2: 1. first player (F1) does same thing as in phase 1. 2. second player in…
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Hymas Square Drill

Hymas Square Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
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:   Hymas 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!   USE…
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3 Pass and Shot Drill

3 Pass and Shot Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Shooting
The 3 Pass and Shot Drill is Great to Warm-up Your Passing and Timing The "3 Pass and Shot Drill" is a great Hockey Drill that can be utilized in many different practice scenarios. I like to use it as a warm-up drill, but it can also be used to develop passing and timing concepts, or to work on one-touch passes or shooting. Here's the diagram: 3 Pass and Shot Drill 1. Players line up in two lines, at the blue lines 2. Each line has pucks 3. On the whistle, the first player from each line skates across the blue line and receives a pass from the opposite line 4. The receiver controls the pass and gives a pass back to the player who passed to him 5. After…
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Wiseman Drill

Wiseman Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
Click Here for a printout of the Wiseman Drill you can take to the rink with you. The "Wiseman Drill," named after one of my old coaches, is a great passing and timing drill (one of my favorites!). This drill incorporates many game simulation concepts such as one-touch passes, timing, support, offensive attack, and odd-man rushes. Furthermore, there are numerous variations and options you can work through with your team. So be creative, and have some fun with this one!
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Synchronized Passing

Synchronized Passing

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
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: Synchronized Passing: 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…
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