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
- Players line up as shown, offensive player starts slightly in front of the backchecker
- On the whistle, both players skate the arc, looping around both cones
- Offensive player tries to gain positioning and open up to receive a pass from the coach
- Defensive player tries to keep the other player from receiveing the pass
Variation: Send two offensive and two defensive players together