Hockey Drill Demonstration

Description

Coach's objective :

To teach the drag from left to right prior to changing direction and accelerating away on the left side.

Purpose :

To exploit space on an opponent's open stick as a result of the defender denying the ball carrier the opportunity to drive to the right.

Structure :

Players work on their own.

Coaching points

Phase one

  • Adopt a ski posture and look ahead (in the direction of the arrow)
  • Move right to left with stick in contact with the ball
  • Place the left foot on the turf and pivot on it (in the direction of the small curved arrow on diagram)
  • Open the body to the right by moving the right foot (in the direction of the large curved arrow)
  • Drag the ball as fast as possible using the reverse stick
  • Open the body to the right by moving the right foot (in the direction of the large curved arrow)
  • Drag the ball as fast as possible using the reverse stick
  • Then change direction back to the opponents open side
  • Accelerate away (to space) with the ball to the left

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