Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

Controlled Skating Breakout Drill

Breakouts, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Team Systems Drills
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…
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Burkart 2 on 2 Deflection

Burkart 2 on 2 Deflection

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Shooting, Team Skill Drills
Burkart 2 on 2 Deflection My good buddy, and assistant coach, Josh Burkart showed this one to me a couple of years ago. It's a solid drill that has a pretty quick rotation, so not much standing around once your players pick up the flow of it. Here's the diagram: Burkhart 2 on 2 Deflection Drill 1. (F) passes to (D) then drives net 2. D to D pass and shot 3. (F) deflects, then stays in front 4. Other corner passes out to (D) then drives net 5. D to D pass and shot 6. Other (F) deflects 7. (F)'s swing for a breakout pass then attack 2 on 2 8. After second shot, (D)'s back up 2 on 2 Enjoy! USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
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Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill

Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill

1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's, 3 on 2's, Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills
Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill Here's a solid drill from my Slovakian friend Jan Bednar. He sends me awesome drills from time to time, and they're always exactly my style! This drill has two variations, one ends in a 1 on 0, and the other ends in a 1 on 1. Here's the diagram: Slovakian 3-Pass and Shot Drill: 1. Player from low line passes to the first player from the line at center ice. 2. One-touch pass back, then loops around the center circle. 3. Player from low line receives pass, then executes side-step crossovers to the far side of the circle, powerturns out of the crossovers, and hits the other player with a long pass. Variation: Same set-up as above, except play ends in a 1 on 1…
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Butterfly Passing Drill

Butterfly Passing Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
Butterfly Passing is a Simple but Effective Hockey Passing Drill Butterfly Passing is a great drill to work on passing fundamentals with youngsters, and to iron out technical "wrinkles" in more experienced players. Although the drill itself is simple, players should use this drill as an opportunity to work on passing accuracy in stride, and should focus on precise execution at full speed. Here's the diagram: Butterfly Passing Drill: 1. Two lines at one end, the width of the goal posts 2. Players skate in pairings all the way down the ice, passing back and forth while maintaining stride 3. At far end, players peel off, around the bottom of each's respective circle, then skate back making cross-ice passes back into the zone they started from Variation: have d-men skate…
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Double Bank Pass Drill

Double Bank Pass Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
Double Bank Pass is Great, High-Tempo Passing Drill The Double Bank Pass Drill is quick paced, and a lot of fun. This is one you should definitely try out on the ice, as the diagram doesn't always do it justice (at least it didn't for me!). Here's the diagram: Double Bank Pass Drill: 1. 4 lines, each with pucks 2. On whistle, two players leave from diagonally opposite lines. 3. The first player fires a cross-ice pass to the opposite line, then skates up ice to receive the first bank pass. 4. Receiver steps out to create a good passing angle, then executes a bank pass to the player who passed to him. 5. The second player skates further up ice, timing it to be ready to receive the second…
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