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Variations from One Practice Formation.

Got this question from Kevin Sullivan, a coach who lives near Boston.

I have a question I have been meaning to ask and your are probably the only one who can answer it, it is something Juhani Wahlsten did and Dave King talks about it and did a clinic about it, "Developing drills from one formation in your practices"??
I have seen the Dave King presentation, but have never come across Juhani's version and I am sure it is in your Hockey ABC's book!


Kevin, I give you some examples of using one formation
- to do a sequence of drill.,
- to add passes and tasks
- to move from B - zero.opponents to C - vs opponents..
- to add tasks like a regroup or dump in to a transition game.
- to progress from B to C to DT a transition game..

Variations from One Practice Formation

I will use the B600 basic formation as an example. The players start from the four bluelines on the boards.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ1p8-qhiUw7wcvnQ?e=GhYLeX

Flames do these 4 drills but put them in one sequence.

B600 – Vertical Give and Go
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hdo1CF7ZPwqqmDKx0A?e=0QnvFe

B600 – Two Pass Timing
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hdo2JZooUngaW3xF7Q?e=AYuDbw

B600 – One Touch Diagonal – Stretch Pass
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hdo3017bqRe4BTGAZw?e=ZBoadc

B600 – Multiple Passes
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hdo7kRegGjrzCbkZIg?e=OCBNza

Put the four drills all together one after another from the same B600 Formation.

B600 – 4 Drill Skill Warm up
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hdpR7-NXyb2wzFwN2Q?e=dSN7iF


B600 - Multiple Pass – unopposed, add opposition, add a pass.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRK5IpQY3rawNFN1w?e=xtP8Nr

Add a pass or turn it into C600 by adding a 1-1 after you shoot.

B600 – One Touch Passes – Pro
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRJAagCRong_6QKpw?e=h9tybN
- One pass and skate in for a shot.

B600 – Make two passes instead of one each time. This would still be a B600

C600 – Multiple Passes 1-1 – U18 F
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ_rZQgfIt5Hg2Fkw?e=mDIahQ
- One pass and play a 1-1 after you shoot.

C600 – Multiple Passes x 2 – 1-1 x 2
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ9vjB71TMnHrILPQ?e=Hl5TXd
- Make two passes at each corner then a 1-1 after.

B600 – Tomas Continuous Regroup Options
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRM9tK99TweMWkbOA?e=Tunrpn
– change the drill by adding players, dump in’s to practice team play.

B600 - Continuous 2-2 Regroup – Tomas
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ6eG-tpvrZ6tX29w?e=fuCeqN
– Continuous regroup with two forwards pressuring 2-1-2

B600 - Tomas RG-FC - 1-2 - U18
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRLfHr_WNy-BJ1WBA?e=jwvudy
- Continuous with one forward pressuring practicing 1-2-2

B600 - NZ Regroup 3 F - Tomas – College
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRIhNd9reMoZRuA4A?e=5rhFwh
- Three forwards pressure one F1-F2 a D each F3 mirror

B600 - Tomas 3 F Dump in – College
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ5W67GkVXFiqREcQ?e=G8fK9v
- Instead or regrouping dump the puck in and forecheck.

C600 Game Situation Drills
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRNfDjUE7twZr6BMw?e=tC4Q2k
– Practice all the numerical situations, add regroups and dump ins.

C600 Multiple Passes - 1-1 x 2 - U18 F
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ9vjB71TMnHrILPQ?e=1kh4TC
- Add a 1-1

C600 - 2 on 1 x 2 - Pro 1
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ8XQkpl56dfwPpGg?e=WIGv7d
- Continuous 2-1’s alternating ends.

C600 - 2 on 2 x 2 – Pro
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrQ7AsWd1Tcnp1cJ4g?e=zfBfTu
- Add one defender and continuous 2-2 at alternate ends.

DT100 - Full Ice Transition Games

Transition Games to practice game situations with no whistles and players rotate in and out. Create any
numerical situation. Add regroups, dump ins. Give either passive, active or a combination of passive and
active support. Have games and keep score. My opinion is this is most effective way to practice team
play in game situations and even smaller situations like a continuous 2-1 to 3-3.


https://1drv.ms/u/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrROArUEfimPcFh1WQ?e=ZNkbNG

DT100 - Continuous 2-1 - Passive Support – Pro
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRCixvM2d6gvXD7IQ?e=YcAQsX
- 2 F and 1 D follow to got the other direction.

DT100 - Continuous 2-2 to 4-4 Tag up - U18 F
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRFAwXDsOKfQaBuXw?e=OhVdlP
- 2 F and 2 D touch the far blue line before giving active support.

DT100 - Continuous 2-2 No Positions - U18
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRHGRq7I_63MsuaQA?e=cym7LZ
– Two offensive and two defensive players follow the play into the zone and give active support making
it a 4-4.

DT100 - 1 on 2, 2 on 3, Regroup - Juuso, Yursi
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRA9TMRLMem_MYXTw?e=cXQCFD
- Gain the red line then dump the puck in and forecheck.

DT100 Continuous 2-2 with Regroup - Flames B
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrREW2F-wsrOLMKvNA?e=dgVSnD
- Regroup in the neutral zone on the whistle or make it a rule for each attack or an option for the
attackers.

DT100 - Transition Game 3-2 to 3-3 - RB Pro
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRGK9muRI7MjWhZ0Q?e=06lF0Y
– Three F and two D follow the play into the zone. The first forward helps the 2 D to turn the 3-2 into a
low 3-3. The other 2 F and 2 D are passive.

DT100 - Continuous 2-2 - F1 Backtrack- Pro
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRBwmXJihUWdBy7qw?e=buBUUh
– Two F and two D follow the attack with the first forward giving low support and making it a 2-3 after
the initial 2-2 attack.

DT100 Continuous 2 on 2 - D Join Attack F Backcheck - U18 F
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9hrRD8GNrWVSA2ZrkPw?e=6rwHUC
– Two F and two D follow the attack into the zone and play 4-4. One D joins the rush and one F
backchecks making it a 3-3 on the rush and a 5-5 when the two new D and F’s follow the play into the
zone.


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