Integrate Races Into Hockey Drills
There is an old school mentality that you have to line the players up and do skating drills for 20 - 30 minutes to get your team in shape. However, have you ever lined up two players on the goal line, places a puck at center ice, and said "go"?
Quick Shot, Quick Stuff
This hockey drill is a fun yet challenging drill for forwards. Have the players line up at the neutral zone face off dot as shown in the diagram with the pucks. One passer needs to be designated at the start of the drill and they will set up just outside the opposite in-zone face off dot. The first player in line takes a couple of hard strides towards the red line and transitions outside towards the boards so thet are always facing the next guy in line. The second player in line makes a pass…
Four Lines Flow #1
This is the first drill in a series of flow passing drills. It is a good drill for the start of practice as it gradually adds complexity, number of passes, and skating requirements. Each drill requires the same formation in with a line placed at each one of the neutral zone face off dots.
Four Lines Overspeed Shooting #1
This is a simple shooting drill but the emphasis is on overspeed skating in the neutral zone. Players start the drill by sprinting to the blue line and doing quick cross-overs towards the middle of the ice. They should do the cross-overs as tight as they can and move their feet as fast as possible. As they skate back towards the red line they should cut across as to support hte puck and call for a pass.
3 Ice Hockey Drills for Passing Fundamentals - Coaching Tips and Drills
by Enio Sacilotto, Assistant Coach, Victoria Royals and President, International Hockey Camps Passing is one of the most important fundamental skills for players of all levels. The ability to pass and receive the puck is the difference between a good player and an elite player. In terms of team play a team that is efficient in passing will be able ...
CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: 2 station shooting drills
Make the most of your small-ice setup by running two shooting drills simultaneously, on reaction shooting and one-timers.