9 Half-Ice Hockey Drills Every Coach Should Know About

9 Half-Ice Hockey Drills Every Coach Should Know About

Checking & Angling, Half Ice Drills, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Misc. Drills, Passing & Timing, Shooting, Small Area Games, Team Skill Drills
Half Ice Hockey Drills to Add to Your Drill Library With the cost of ice time going up, many teams are sharing practice sessions, especially at the younger age groups. The need for half ice hockey drills continues to grow, and has been a highly requested topic from our readers. So, instead of just doing a video or two, I put together 9 of my favorite half ice hockey drills spanning across all levels of play... beginner to advanced. I've also included a printable PDF version as well as the Importable DrillDraw files, if you want to bring all this stuff to the rink with you. You'll find the links at the bottom of this page. Here we go!! 1. Quad Passing: 1. Players 1 and 2 execute five passes…
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Perpetual Cycle

Perpetual Cycle

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Offensive Zone, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills
Perpetual Cycle is one of my favorite hockey cycling drills I've used this drill for a number of years, and its a fun one! Start by teaching your players the basic fundamentals of cycling, you might try our Cycle Give and Go Drill to get them started. Once they've got the hang of it, run this one for more advanced development. Here's the diagram and explanation: Perpetual Cycle 1. Coach dumps a puck in - first player goes into corner, picks up the puck, and cycles it back. 2. A second player follows him in to pick up the cycle. 3. After cycling it back, the first player cuts across the top of the circle and drives the net - second player passes out for a one-time shot. 4. After…
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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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