Chaos Stickhandling Drill

Chaos Stickhandling Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting, Skating & Agility, Stickhandling
Hockey Stickhandling: The Chaos Drill The Chaos Drill is a simple and effective hockey stickhandling drill that is sure to get your team flying! Make sure you stress that your players keep their feet moving through the cones, shoot in stride, and KEEP THEIR HEADS UP! As always, here's the diagram and explanation: Chaos Drill 1. players line up in corners 2. one player from each line leaves on the whistle 3. players skate full speed through the cones, keeping their heads up, and feet moving the entire time 4. after deking through the cones, players shoot on respective goalies USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN:
Read More
Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection

Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Shooting
Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection is a Great Shooting Drill Here's a quick and effective hockey shooting drill that incorporates shots from the points, and deflections in front of the net. I like to run this drill from both ends so the forwards get plenty of chances to execute. Encourage your defensemen to fire low, hard shots on net that the forwards will be able to deflect. This is a great game simulation drill for everybody! Here's the explanation: Figure 8 Shooting and Deflection 1. Forwards & Defensemen line up as shown 2. First forward passes to the near defenseman, then skates around the top of the circle and drives the net. 3. Far defenseman fires a low, hard shot for a deflection 4. Forward deflects the puck then skates…
Read More
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!
Read More
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…
Read More
Center Lag Timing Drill

Center Lag Timing Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Passing & Timing
The Center Lag Timing Drill Timing in hockey is a skill that requires not only physical ability, but mental ability as well. It is not uncommon to see young players buzzing around in practices or games - they appear to only have one speed: FULL SPEED. Since they're working hard, they think they're doing a good job... In reality, it is the player who arrives in the right spot, at the right time, with speed that will be the most effective. Teach your players to pass to designated receiving areas, not necessarily to players. The responsibility lies with the receiver to make the play work. The receiver must select the proper route to the receiving zone so that he or she arrives on time, with speed. He or she must…
Read More