Four players work with one puck around the center circle, working in two pairs.
The first pair play 4 passes across the area. On receiving the 4th pass the red player plays a one-two pass to one of the blue players as they move in a counter-clockwise direction around the circle.
Once the pairs have swapped positions the drill continues.
This drill should be played continuously.
Look for good speed and control of passing, with quick movement from players around the circle.
You can call out "Change". On hearing this call players will continue to play but now moving in a clockwise direction.
Players start with the puck and pass to the coach. They then skate to the left where they play a quick one-two pass before rounding the cone.
On their way towards the next cone players pass another one-two with the coach before skating onto the outlet pass from the coach to carry towards goal and shoot.
- For defensemen to work on their shots, passing, and pivoting.
- Each player will get three shots. To start, the defensemen receives a puck from the corner and gains the center of the ice as quickly as possible and shoots from the top of the slot.
- The player continues around the cones always facing the net. This forces them to pivot and receive the next pass going backwards. When they receive the next pass the player repeats as in the first rep.
- Once the player receives the third pass, they quickly give a pass to their partner who gives a pass back for a one time shot near the top of the slot. The key is to encourage the players to keep the feet and puck moving.
2 feeders with 5 pucks each 1 working player (red) The working player starts by skating around one of the cones to then receives the puck from the feeder on the opposite side of the ice and try to score with one touch or control and shoot. When all the pucks are gone swap the player working.
Split the players into 2 groups of max 4 players (otherwise players have to wait to long) And a goalie in each goal. One of the teams starts by skating down the ice with the puck and tries to score in to the net. At the moment the shot is made. a Player from the other side skates down the ice to try and score in the net on the other side. The player that took the first shot has to try and react quickly and skate back to try and defend against the player trying to score. When the player loses the puck or gets off a shot the practice reverses again a new player from the original team starts to skate down the ice and the last player that shot has to try and get back to defend.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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