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D200 - 1 on 1 - Puck Handling Game - Youth

I just got back from my hockey skills class.

Today we had 6 beginner level players and 6 more advanced level. Half in Red and half in green. We did a lot of puck handling and skating agility and then they played this puck handling game.

- 2 small nets across ice from each other just inside the outside of each circle.
- 1 player on and the other two at the blue line.
- start with NHL touch face-off.

Sequence:
- if you get scored on you get the puck out of the net and pass to a team mate on the side who attacks 1-1 vs. the player who scored, who must skate to his half of the ice before defending.
- If you score vs. everyone then rotate by passing to the side.
- To score you must get at least to the face-off dot and the net is just inside the circle (no chicken shots from far out-you have to dangle to score)

Options we did.
- players on the side are jokers and you can pass to them.
- 2-2 with the same rules.

It was nothing short than a GREAT puck handling exercise. I saw them pulling moves in the games that I have recently showed them.


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B600 - 2-0 – Pro

Key Points:
Quick hard passes, pass while skating, give a target, face the puck, stay onside.

Description:
1. Players line up at the four blue lines on the boards.
2. Red 1 leave and pass to either Blue 1 or 2.
3. Return pass is made to Red 1 or 2.
4. Reds make one or two passes and shoot.
5. Follow the shot for a rebound.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2013031209411766

https://youtu.be/zcMWtv43fAs

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.808139150095884/10159810696955931


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T2-4 - D400 Specialty Team Practice – Pro

Key Points:
Team is in two colours or four colours. Skate in straight lines from the net out when killing penalties and only laterally when checking the puck carrier. Sticks in the passing lanes, stick on the puck. Shin pads in front of the puck on shots. On the power play either the puck or player move and rotate positions away from the puck.

Description:
1. Half the team at each end and rotate between pp and pk when the play is at the other end.
2. Start with the coach spotting the puck or with a face-off.
3. The coach put in a new puck when the puck is out of play.
4. Practice all of the options with everyone getting shots.
5. Penalty killers rotate with a diamond vs. a diamond power play and a box when the puck is on the wall or low.
6. Power play create 2 on 1’s and one timer shots.
7. Penalty kill deny shots from the middle first and move to shooters on the sides.
8. This rotation can also be used to practice low zone even strength situations.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130313091238819

https://youtu.be/3GX5ewD7u90

https://www.facebook.com/518555930/videos/pcb.808151593427973/10159810779195931


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T2 - D400 - Spread 2-1-2 Power Play 5 on 3 - Pro

Key Points:
Either the player or the puck moves. Set up on the off wing for one timers. Rotate positions. One touch passes, one timer shots, pouncing on rebounds produce goals.

Description:
1. Start with a face-off and allow the offense to win the draw.
2. Set up with two players just above the goal line, two at the top of the circles and one in the middle.
3. Point men can start on the strong side and cross to the off wing side to set a moving one timer.
4. The player in the middle should screen when the puck is at the point and slide back near the hash marks when the puck is low to set up for one timer and allow room for back door pass. They can stay for a quick jam is also.
5. The key is to become a threat when you have the puck and switches and screens away from the puck.
6. Some teams have the two low players below the goal line. This causes the pk. to turn their backs and is very effective for setting up one timers and walk-outs.
7. Make passes that beat one defender or through seams to the other side for one timers.
8. Outwork the penalty killers.
9. The goal when practicing the PP is for a shot every 3 seconds. It is not keepaway. The purpose of a power play is to Produce Rebounds.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130314090228874

https://youtu.be/CFjhcPaGxV0


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T2 – D400 – Diamond 1-3-1 Power Play

Key Points:
Players on the sides be on their off wings for one timer shots. Rotate positions and create constant movement. One timer shots are most effective from the dot and lower.

Description:
1. Outwork the defenders with one extra attacker battling for loose pucks.
2. When the puck is at the half-boards the player in front should support from the goal line.
3. When the puck is at the mid-point move into a 1-3-1.
4. The player in the middle give close support to the players at on each side and the mid-point.
5. Move the puck quickly with one touch passes that beat one defender unless a seam opens for a cross-ice pass that beats two defenders.
6. Either the player or the puck moves at all times.
7. Mid-point player always look to shoot first and miss the shot blocker. Pass when there is no shot.
8. Create rebounds and then outnumber the defenders in the slot.
9. Attack in waves with constant rotation, quick passes and shots to continually create open passing and shooting lanes.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130315091545906

T2-4 - D400 PP and PK 5-4 – Pro
https://youtu.be/3GX5ewD7u90

T2-4 D400 PK and PP Rotation Detroit – Pro
https://youtu.be/C7uJNHDJpNM

T2-4 D400 Specialty Team Situations – Pro
https://youtu.be/pBr5QkfUQoU

T2 4 D400 BO 5 4 PP PK Czech U20
https://youtu.be/oEhu_kAqvCY

T2-4 - D400 - 5-4 - Russian U20
https://youtu.be/WASWO1FYIgw

T2-4 - D400 - 5-4 - Russian U20
https://youtu.be/WASWO1FYIgw


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T2-4 Power Play and Penalty Killing Philosophies

Specialty Team Practices
I have made video of Detroit, Salzburg Red Bulls and the Flames practicing specialty teams. They all have a common way to practice specialty teams but have their own philosophies on the power play and penalty kill. The Red Bulls are coached by a long time NHL coach Pierre Page and the assistant coach is Reijo Routsalainen who was an offensive defenseman in the NHL for Edmonton, NY and the Devils. He led the Rangers in scoring one season.
They all start with either an overload or a slot set power play and move into a 1-3-1.

Here are some of the philosophies I see.

Detroit:
Power play has lots of motion and rotating positions. They always have a good screen in front of the goal and will move the puck from side to side behind the net.
Penalty killing they overload the corner with all four players if the puck is dumped in and there is a battle. A D on the puck, puck side F drops down along the wall, middle F is near the dot and the net D stays with his man. The forwards stay on their side of the ice and the middle F will go to the puck side if the pass is to that side and the weak side F will be in the middle. They pressure on loose pucks with the stick always leading and on the puck. Good sticks all of the time.

Detroit specialty team practice.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20101206083505234

Detroit coach talking about the PK.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20080728091912493

on ice demo
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20080719161205559

Red Bulls
The Red Bulls want to move the puck as quickly as possible and always shoot when there is an opening. On the pk the closest defender pressures with the stick on the puck and they constantly rotate, so a D could end up at the point. They skate in straight lines always from the net out and have sticks in the passing lanes.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20090806144404128

The Flames
Flames move into a 1-3-1 diamond but don’t have as much rotation of positions or one touch passing.
On the penalty kill they try to do a fall under when the puck is at the mid-point and the forward will chase a puck sideways and get caught when the pp passes right back to the middle because the F’s are constantly switching sides. They play solid when the puck is low.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20130313091238819

So every team has similarities and differences.

I like the way Detroit overloads the play in the corner and the weak side F covers the player in the mid slot when the puck is at the half wall. I like the way the Red Bulls skate in straight lines and pressure the puck. My view is when the puck is passed to the side for the one timer that either the F or the D on that side block and the player who covered mid point drop down to cover the middle player and take away the pass across.
So the question is: What is your philosophy and why and then ‘How do you teach it to your team.’


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