Use this Hockey Warm-up Drill to get everyone moving at the beginning of your practice!
This is a great little high-speed hockey warm-up drill that incorporates many different elements of the game, including skating, passing, and shooting. I typically have my defensemen acting as the passers, since that neutral zone “d-to-d” pass is something they will need to perform over and over in games.
Make sure to push those defensemen to make quick, hard, stick-to-stick passes to each other, and then fire that cross-ice pass hard and accurately.
1. Forwards line up in the corner, two defensemen on each blue line
2. On whistle, first forward in each line passes out to the near defenseman
3. Defensemen execute D to D passes while forward skates the “S”
4. Cross-ice pass to the forward, who attacks 1 on 0