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T1 - 2-0 - X-Drop-Shoot-Cycle – Pro

Key Points:

Do everything with speed. Pass off the pads and rebound. Quick play out of the corner, keep skating. Do the drill from both sides.

Description:

1. F1-F2 start from the blue line along the boards.
2. F1 skate inside to the ‘big ice’ and drop to F2 who carries the puck in wide.
3. F2 shoot low off the far pad to 'pass off the pads.
4. F1 skate hard to the net ready to shoot the rebound.
5. Coach back up through the middle to deny the pass across.
6. After the original play F2 pick up a new puck from the corner.
7. F1-F2 cycle and get another shot vs. the coach.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170505092047342

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T1- Agility Skate-D Shoot-F Scoring – Pro

Key Points:

Quick feet, face the puck, triple threat position, hit the net, quick shots. Defense keep the feet moving and get the stick back early to shoot. Hit the net. Forwards need loose shoulders so they can rotate without over handling the puck.

Description:

1. Forwards work with coaches at one end and the defensemen at the other end.
2. Defense get a pass and skate around two pylons always facing the net and shoot.
3. Two forwards leave from below the circle to the top of the circle.
4. Coach pass to either forward who passes across for a shot.
5. Both attackers follow the shot for a rebound.
6. Defense skate around the pylons and shoot or shoot from between the pylons.
7. Defense skate backward, get pass, pass to coach and one time the return pass.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170516103219523

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T4 – Defensive Zone Face-off Win 5-5 - Czech U20

Key Points:

Everyone has both an offensive and defensive role on a face-off. Players must read who wins the loose puck and go onto offense or defense. This drill is for a strong side breakout option.

Description:

Strong side option on a face-off win in the defensive zone on the right side. Set up a 5-5 face-off in the defensive zone. Extra players watch outside the blue line.

Description is for the face-off on the right side.

1. Right D go back for the puck and tight turn up the boards.
2. Right wing get to the boards for the pass.
3. Centre support from below the play.
4. Left D go below the goal line as a pass option.
5. Right wing be a middle option and cut across for any dump out.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170519095040983

https://youtu.be/nqUaIffypVc


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C6 - Breakout 1-1 with Regroup - RB Pro

Key Points:

Do this drill from both ends. Defense leave from diagonal corners and forwards from the blue lines. Attack with speed. Defenseman has to skate to tighten the gap, especially when there is a regroup.

Description:

1. On whistle D1 get a pass from D2.
2. D1 Pass to F1 cutting across the middle.
3. F1 attack 1-1 vs. D3.
4. D1 defend 1-1 vs. F2.
Add Regroup:
5. On the whistle F2 turn back and attack 1-1 vs. D3.

* This can also be done 2-1.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150627110308625

https://youtu.be/r71SgRUnTGY


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DT100 - 2-2 Offensive Point Support - U18 F

Key Points:

Face the players when explaining the drill and hold the white board in your hand instead of talking to the glass. In transition games the new players can be either passive or active. Learn the flow of the game by first giving passive support. Forwards and defense play the point so everyone learns how to defend a full ice attack. Making the point players active works on point shots, boxing out, screen, tip, etc. Having only two colours works well when doing a lot of game situations. Leave from the red line on each side.

Description:

1. Full ice 2 on 2 and the offense gets support from two players at the point.
2. Start with a 2-2 attack and the two reds attack two blue defenders.
3. Two reds follow from the red line and give passive point support.
4. Play a low 2-2. Shoot in pucks that come to the blue line.
5. On a goal, frozen puck or clean breakout the blue attack vs. the reds at the point.
6. After one rep each switch to having the point active limited to going as far as the top of the circle.
7. Point players can now pass or shoot. If puck is just dumped out in neutral zone then regroup.
8. Play this transition game 1-1 to 3-3 or send out from 1 to 3 and the players must read the new situation.

Video of a transition game with U18 AAA girl's.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170527092859257

https://youtu.be/bKXMczzdoxs

There is a posting on game transitions that show clips from the World Championships in Prague and then Pittsburg vs. Detroit with coloured circles at the top of the screen that highlight transitions in a hockey game.

https://youtu.be/bKXMczzdoxs or One Drive https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-932gfsvyy8siRKN36


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T1 - Scoring Drills - North American and Swedish Pro's

Video of scoring drills with pro players. Lots of good ideas.

T1 - Scoring Practice – Pro
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080723002523308

T1 - Scoring Practice – Sweden
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080723002524440

T1 - Defense Shooting - Pro
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2008072016104818


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PDF's of the Drills in Section Fifteen

To make it a little easier to find the drills posted in the section that started April 2016. Drills PDF's that I have written up in the last year as well as a summary of postings done before.


https://1drv.ms/f/s!AukXg5gWoW-94CZXv2iadQqjYRNF

The 2016 Manuals are listed here and have all the drills and games from section one to fourteen. The drills that are listed are updates for each of the manuals.

This is a link to all 1300+ PDF.s of drills and games. The folder can be sorted according to name or date. The document has a name, description of the drill, diagram and most have a video demonstration. You can open the document and then save the practice ideas that you like.The drills show you how the game is practiced at various levels and in different countries.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AukXg5gWoW-9pEfeVWbIL9YG0crr


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T1 - Scoring - One Timers-Tip-Screen – Pro

Key Points:

Hit the net with shots. Screen on shots from the mid-point and kick out a little farther for a shot pass or tip on shots from the side. Get the stick back early on one timers. One the forehand side stop the puck then shoot. Have the head up to get the shot pass the blocker.

Description:

1. Coach in the corner pass cross ice for one timer shots.
2. Coach shoot or pass from the mid-point.
3. One player screen and one player at the top of the circle on each side.
4. Player in front screen, tip and go for a rebound on point shots.
5. Player in front kick out a few metres when the puck is passed to the sides.
6. Players on the sides make a shot pass to the player in front.
7. Take five shots and rotate.
8. Skate from the red line to the far blue line twice then go down and shoot.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170602104355914

https://youtu.be/N6l_4Yf36wA


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B600 Wall Support 1-0 x 2 – Pro

Key Points:

Face the puck, give a target, pass and shoot while skating.

Description:

1. Player 1 from each side step out from the blue line and pass to player 2.
2. Player 2 skate down and shoot, rebound and screen.
3. Player 1 turn back and get a pass from 3.
4. Player 1 turn and pass to 4 at the other blue line.
5. Player 4 step out and pass to 1 who supports on the wall then goes in for a shot.
6. Player 4 on each side repeat - shoot on opposite net.

* Options: After shooting play a 1-1, exchange passes, or circle back and rebound for next shooter.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20140706165557210

https://youtu.be/w4T47DwMOYY

Example with another group of pro players.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=7019&topic=7019#7019

https://youtu.be/1MEHn75w_vI


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Wally Kozak - Defensive Skating

Wally Kozak worked with elite Bantam and Midget players at the Edge School for Athletes. I came along and took video for him. He has prepared these videos.

T1 – Skating Mechanics – Wally Kozak – Edge Boy’s

https://youtu.be/YSkQIHBmpjQ

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20170605112440692

Wally reviews principles of efficient forward and backward skating.

Edge Prep - Backward Stride Progressions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPzAL0Z-0xM

Highly Skilled players focus on Progressive drills to master their back ward stride. Progressive Deliberate practice focuses on proper technique. Players learn as they progress from slow to game speed. Developing Individual Tactical Skills is a primary focus for a Hockey Academy. This ice session will provide coaches and players some ideas that will translate into improved game execution.

Edge Prep Practicing Pivots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S452_n9muQI&t=42s

Skating the game requires deliberate practice of specific tactical skills essential to playing 1 on 1 situations. The Backward stride and Mohawk pivots are essential when playing a rush. Teaching these skills in youth hockey would benefit execution and enjoyment at any level.

T1 – Efficient Skating to Maintain the Defensive Side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkh88y3S_P8

The 2 foot stop and cross over start are good conditioning exercises that have little value during the game. When a player has to put the brakes on at full speed they likely over skated the situation. To Skate the game defensively the player has to control their inside edges to control their speed and direction according to the game situation. Practicing snowplow stops and using a front foot stop and T start will improve game skating, helping players to always face the puck carrier and maintain D side. Dave King's Teaching cue was "toe caps square " to the puck carrier.


Edge Prep - Handicap Horseshoe Progressions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4H4T-tY5kc

One of he best drills to teach Defensive players how to SKATE the 1 on 1 RUSH. Initially the D play an attacker with their hands behind their back keeping them outside the dots. Maintain a good gap. The D progress to hands free, Stick Turned over to Stick Normal o master "skating" the 1 on 1. Progressive deliberate practice for Transition skating, Back Ward Striding and Pivoting is necessary to master those skills that will improve game performance.

Edge Prep - Rush Race Drill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ErvN0Ds84

The Edge school Prep team learns from a Rush Race Drill. Coaches learn how to explain the drill so it can be executed to accomplish it's purpose. This National Team drill reveals the need to spend more time on Backwards Starts and striding. When the 1988 National team began this drill the defensemen started on the Dot and struggled. In the last half of the season all D could start at the bottom of the circle and keep the defender on the outside not allowing a dangerous shot.

Edge Prep - D Zone Scrimmage 1vs 1> 2 vs 2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVf4QOrhWro

Game Like Practice practice is an opportunity to test one's Individual Skills and Hockey Sense. The foundation to performance is Individual skills. The importance of maintaining D side and the tactical skills required are revealed in this video.
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Boston University and U18 Girl's Practice the same principles.


BU D Monday's
(This drill from BU compliments Wally's instruction.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvU0Z5uCT0c

Boston University develop Defensive tactical skills with deliberate practice. Time well spent. At younger age players need to taught these special skills in a progressive fashion.

Defensive Tactical Skating U18 F

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vWAoCm2vwE

The importance of Defensive tactical skating is demonstrated by a number of breakdowns i Defensive 1 on 1 play. Progressive Deliberate practice in this video will help coaches of ALL levels to develop Tactical Skating Skills important in Defensive hockey.

Wally Kozak - (More of Wally's videos on technique and game analysis at this link. Really good stuff from a highly regarded international coach.)

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=wkozak2009&view=videos

Wally Kozak hockey coaching videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/wkozak2009/videos


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C600 - Regroup 1-1 x 2 - RB Pro

Key Points:

Both the attacker and defender keep skating. Attacker face the puck and give a target and the defender skate to keep a tight gap.

Description:

1. Players start from all four blue lines and two leave from diagonal corners.
2. D1 skate back and get a pass from the F1.
3. F1 pivot to the boards and face the puck for a pass from D1.
4. F1 skate to the red line and turn back to attack vs. D1.
5. F2 and D2 be ready to repeat from the other blue lines.

* This drill could also be done 2-1.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150627154234572

https://youtu.be/vG5CA2tZMyc


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DT400 Attack-Defend-Breakout-Rest – U.S. College Players

Key Points:

The defenders have to clear the zone with control of the puck. With situations over a 3 on 3 I would move the resting players back to the far blue line. These College players are lined up at the far blue line waiting to attack. This was a camp I helped former NHL player and coach, Curtis Brackenbury with near Boston in 2013.

Description:

1. Players line up within a stick length of the red line if you have 2 groups or only ½ ice; otherwise behind the red or far blue line.
2. Three players attack three defenders.
3. Defenders must carry the puck out of the zone before passing to team waiting team mates.
4. Three new players attack vs the original offensive players.
5. Keep score, implement skill (only forehand passes) or team play rules (goals originate from below the goal line).

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150525222001937

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DT100 Continuous 3-2 to 5-5 – Dukla Czech U20 – TPS Pro Finland

Key Points:

New players don't leave the line-up until the puck enters the offensive zone.
On dump outs no one change but go back and regroup with the same players. Changes occur when the puck is over the offensive blue line or controlled over the defensive blue line. In Jihlava, Czech Republic the U20 is leaving from each side and in Turku, Finland they leave from the bench.

Description:

1. Attack 3-2 with D getting support from 3 F's and F's from 2 D.
2. Defending F1 support low to make it a 3-3 and F2-F3 cover the point.
3. New offensive D's join and play point.
4. On transition attack 3-2 thru nzone.
5. Continue flow with new O and D support.

-Continue the flow of 3-2 in nzone and 5-5 at each end.

-Dump-ins and regroups can be added.


Dukla U20 – Jihlava, Czech Republic

http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20100821122112111

https://youtu.be/xcbokEplsTQ

DT100 3-2 to 5-5 – TPS, Turku, Finland - Pro

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150104223808287

https://youtu.be/aAGRjGf_hv4

FYI: (In Jihlava, Czech Republic, 90' from Prague, I was there to do a hockey camp. Petr Svoboda a former Toronto Maple Leaf was the only coach who spoke English. I went over the practice plan before the ice and then he explained them to the other coaches at the camp. Petr has been asst. coach for the Czech U20 team the last five or so years. There was also a training camp in the evening for the pro and U20 teams. I mentored Petr and showed him this and other transition games that he ran on the ice while I watched from the restaurant. They offered me a job as coach mentor after the camp.

I watched Hannu Virta and Kalle Kaskinen run the spring practices for the TPS Turku team. This is where the Koivu's and Kipprosoff com from. I was visiting Juhani Wahlsten in Turku.)



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Chinese Women's National Team Warm-up and Play vs. Mount Royal

O - Chinese Women Olympic Team Pre-game Warm-up


https://youtu.be/HxFoj4MRZ8o

Chinese National Women's Team vs. Mount Royal - 16' of first period.


https://youtu.be/Dr9R7fXzWYU


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Strathmore Rockies vs. Minnesota Whitecaps - WWHL

I ran across the video of this game and thought my former players would enjoy watching themselves when they played the game at the highest league level at that time. This game was played in Rochester, Minnesota. The Whitecaps won the Clarkson Cup in 09-10 and only lost two games all season. We beat them 2 out of 6 games.

They had 9 U.S. National Team players and we had Delaney Collins and Samm Holmes who have played for Canada and Kailey Hall who played on the U22 team. The rest of each team all played college hockey.

The Western Women's Hockey League folded after the next season and now Calgary has the Inferno who play in the Canadian Women's Hockey League, who play teams in Eastern Canada and the USA and next year there will be a team from China.

I have attached the game day program with the Whitecaps line-up. I thought it was a well played game.

They got an early lead and we came back for the win. We are the team in White.


Strathmore Rockies vs. Minnesota Whitecaps - WWHL

https://youtu.be/Ri-wL_9cGIE


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B600 - Regroup - Delay - D Jump In x 2 – Pro

Key Points:

Do this as an Overspeed drill with full intensity skating, shooting. Pass hard, follow the shot for a rebound, hit the net.

Description:

1. Defense and forwards start from diagonal corners and leave on the whistle.
2. F1’s pass to D1’s then swing behind them to the far wing.
3. D1’s skate up to the red line then back and pass to F1’s and follow the rush.
4. Coach pressure F1 who delay and pass to D1.
5. D1’s attack the net and shoot.
6. Do this drill from both sides.

* After shooting the D could pressure the next forward instead of a coach.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150518100916897

https://youtu.be/nkxSj7VVZv8


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B600 D Regroup x 2 Point Shot - Pro W

Key Points:

Face the puck. Give a target. Defensemen keep skating all the time. Pass hard. Shoot, rebound then
screen.

Description.

1. Forwards start from the four blue lines and defense at opposite blue lines.
2. Red F1 pass to Blue D1 an Blue F1 to Red D1.
3. D1's skate toward the red line for the pass.
4. Both D1's skate back toward the blue line then up ice to pass.
5. Blue D1 pass to Blue F1 and Red D1 to Red F1who skate in for a shot.
6. D1's skate back and repeat getting a pass from F2 on the other side.
7. D1's follow the attack to the blue line and get a pass from F1 or F2.
8. D1's shoot from the point and F1-F2 screen.
9. D2’s repeat with F3-F4’s.

* Alternative is to have the red and blue forwards switch starting points then start skating, pass, pivot and get a return pass before skating down for a shot.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150518095310753

https://youtu.be/HtBU5t6-hnI


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B600 Cross-Drop-Pass 2-0 – Pro

Key Points:

Do as an overspeed drill. Give a target, stay onside, go for the rebound, the drop pass is a leave pass.

Description:


1. F1 skate and pass to F2 who skates toward him.
2. F1 skate behind F2 who leaves the puck for him.
3. F1-F2 turn up ice at full speed.
4. F2 pass to F1.
5. F1 shoot while skating.
6. F1-F2 both control skate for the rebound.

*Options: Give passive or active 2-1 or 2-2 resistance to the next shooters. Circle back to rebound for the next shooters. Exchange passes from the goal line with the next shooters, i.e. F5 pass to F1 who passes to F6 who shoots.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20140706165556979

https://youtu.be/ADe7lVxdE_Q


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DT100 Continuous 2-2 With Tag-up – Pro

Key Points:

Defenders collapse low in the zone. Create 2 on 1's by attacking the widest defender on the 2-2 rush and use crosses, drops and picks. Add competition by keeping score and timing the game or play to a certain score like first team to 3 goals.

Description:

1. Extra forwards and defense line up on the sides in the neutral zone.
2. Start with a 2 on 2 attack Blue F1 and F2 vs Red D1 and D2.
3. When the puck crosses red line red F1 and F2 tag up at far blue and backcheck.
4. Blue D1-D2 support rush from the point.
5. Play 4-4 at each end.

* Flow is 2-2 through the neutral zone, 2 F support D, 2 D support F when the puck crosses the red line.

* You can play this transition game from 1-1 to 3-2, i.e. 1-1 gives a 2-2 at each end, 3-2 gives a 5-5 at each end. You can also send out random numbers so the players have to recognize the situation.


http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120722101726758

https://youtu.be/pBE2B41Zklc


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D200 - Small Power Play Game – U22 W

Key Points:

All passes and shots are one timers. Follow through at the target and you will hit the net. Play 30-45”.

Description:

1. Nets are on the outside of the middle circle.
2. Each team has one player in front to their net and a player on each side.
3. Coach pass in a puck and try to score with one touch shots and passes.
4. Play 30-45” and rotate players.

* Move into open passing lanes and have the stick back ready to shoot or pass.

* Keep score.


U22 Women

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150103083859374

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsJogTcmx6I&index=90&list=PLDa1vIWFCS0KAFFABbQh_GTnbjoy4vkX6

Pro Women

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015051811084039

https://youtu.be/skBqRY3xcf0


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B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig-zags, 3 Shots – U17-20 RB

Key Points:

3 Leave from diagonal corners about 2" apart and get a pass from the second player. Skate around circle then shoot, get a pass from the other corner, skate 3 zig-zags between the blue line and the top of the circles the fill the 3 lanes and shoot.

Description:


1. Make sure to leave about 2 seconds between shooters so the goalie has time to get set.
2. Follow the shot for a rebound before getting the pass.
3. Do skills while zig-zagging 3 times such as:
a, carry the puck with the hands and feet moving all the time.
b. carry the puck only using the forehand side of the stick.
c. only use the backhand side of the stick.
d. transition skate facing the far end forward to backward to forward.
e. skate backward.
f. 360 degree turns.

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9rHzEue0_6GmY2ieG

https://youtu.be/AfPDToEnXdc

* I don't know why there isn't better video of this drill because I use it all the time. I found one from a morning skills session with the Red Bull U17-U20 teams.


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C1-C6 Pass Regroup - 1-1 and 2-1 x 2 – Pro

Key Points:

Attack with speed and go hard to the net. On the 2-1 make the first play early so there is a second play. Defend with a tight gap and ox the shooter out on the 1-1. On the 2-1 keep the puck to one side and take the stick of the wide player after the shot.

Description:

1. F1 at each end pass to D1 coming out of the corner.
2. D1 make a pivot and pass to F1 and follow the play.
3. F1 turn back at the far blue line and attack 1-1 vs. D1.
4. D1 mirror F1 and skate backwards to defend the rush.
5. F2 and D2 at repeat at each end.
6. Change the drill to a 2-1 with F1-F2 attacking vs. D1 at each end.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=2017062811080981

https://youtu.be/DbvCmK_M5wc



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T3 Low 1-1 and 2-1 – Pro

Key Points:

Rotate the 1-1 and 2-1 so they happen in each corner. Attacker protect the puck and fight to go to the net. Defender control skating to be on the defensive side and the stick on the puck. On the 2-1 attackers make quick plays and defender keep the puck to one side of the ice.

Description:

1. Start with half the forwards and half the defense at each end.
2. Alternate between a 1-1 then a 2-1.
3. The 2-1 starts from the top of the circle.
4. The 1-1 starts from the dot.
5. Coach shoot the puck in to start the drill.
6. Race to the blue line on the whistle.

* This drill can also be done with all the players taking turns attacking and defending.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170629104733571

https://youtu.be/1cPjPV6vWtI


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C3 - Double Regroup - 2-1 - Russian U20

Key Points:

Quick passing. Gain speed skating in arcs. Follow the shot for a rebound. Stop at the net and only make one pass in the offensive end.

Description:

1. F1-F2 leave and regroup with D1.
2. F1-F2 make a second regroup with D2.
3. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
4. F3-F4 leave and regroup with D2.
5. F3-F4 make a second regroup with D3.
6. F3-F4 attack 2-1 vs. D2.
7. Continue this flow.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150816230457692

https://youtu.be/Ez8-vhYqB2k


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C6-600 – Horseshoe 2-0, 1-1 x 2 – Pro

Key Points:

Defense skate to the ‘Big Ice’ between the dots with the puck. Give a target. Make hard passes. Quick feet all the time. Crash the net and stop looking for a rebound.

Description:

1. Forward start at diagonal blue lines and D from the opposite diagonal corners.
2. F1 pass to D1 at each end.
3. D1 skate to the ‘Big Ice’ between the dots and pass to F1.
4. F1 pass to D2.
5. D2 pass to D1 in the middle lane.
6. D1 pass to F1 who goes in and shoots.
7. Change the flow to a 1-1.
8. Do stages 1-4 the same.
9. Now D2 pass to F1 who attacks 1-1 vs. D1.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015051911143364

https://youtu.be/wSRdsp2OczA


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E1 – Random Battle In Low Slot – Youth

Key Points:

Defender must stay between the attacker and the net. Both players must agility skate using edges.

Description:

1. Pucks are scattered in the low slot area.
2. Attacker has 15-20” to score as many goals as he can.
3. Defender has no stick and impede the shooter from scoring.
4. Count the goals.

* I think it is dangerous to step on pucks and fall. Another option that adds the skills of passing, receiving, shooting off a pass is to have a passer on each side and up top or high slot and behind net who feed the shooter when he makes eye contact.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=201501022338296

https://youtu.be/pXoCo-gB8qQ

Story Time:
I have seen some really bad injuries from stepping on pucks. i.e. Jerome Iginla was working on skills with Tomas Pacina and I was going on next to work with a player. Jerome was taking a lot of shots while skating and stepped on a puck in the slot, crashed into the boards and was injured through training camp and the start of the season.
Another example. I taught my college hockey class and no one was on the ice after us. A student says; 'Tom is it ok if I shoot around a little by myself.' I said OK. He went out by himself, shot and missed the net, stepped on the puck when it bounced off the boards, fell and crashed into the boards and broke his wrist.
So the theme is to foresee danger as a coach and create a safer environment. I gotta say I didn't see any danger in one skater, one puck.
Last year a former NHL player, coach who I play in the mornings with forgot to take off his skate gaurds. He fell and detached his retina. So uncontrolled falls are really dangerous.
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T2 5-0 Breakout Options and Goalie Warm up - Slovakia U20

Key Points:

This is a routine for the start of practice instead of simply skating around the ice mindlessly. Go through all of the various breakout options with D to D passes and quick ups. Rotate regroups so all four defense start the play and the three forwards get the first pass. Forwards skate to the ‘Big Ice’ when they get a pass and fill the three lanes one touch passing.

Description:

1. Start with coach warming up goalies at one end and three forwards and two defense at each end.
2. Blue line of 5 regroup with the Red D1.
3. Red D1 either do a quick up or D to D below the goal line.
4. One touch down the ice and regroup with Blue D1 or D2.
5. Blue D quick up or low D to D.
6. Repeat so each D pair gets two breakouts.
7. Red forwards follow and take their first breakout from the white D.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170703103800592

https://youtu.be/ZMugI0bnTeE


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C3 - 2-1 C3 - 2-1 With Two Backcheckers – Pro

Key Points:

Backcheckers must communicate with the defenseman who to cover, then get open for a breakout pass on the whistle.

Description:


1. Coach pass behind the net to D1.
2. D1 make a breakout pass to F1 or F2 and follow the rush.
3. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D2.
4. F3-F4 backcheck from the far blue line.
5. On whistle Coach 2 pass to D3.
6. D3 make a breakout pass to F3-F4 who attack vs. D3.
7. Continue the flow one end to the other.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150521111957177

https://youtu.be/XwJus4c5pmU


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C6 – 1-1 With Agility Skate - Pro

Key Points:

Defender must skate out quickly to close the gap with the attacker. Attacker make quick fakes and protect the puck to get a shot. Defend on the net side with: ‘Body on body and stick on the puck. Defender box the attacker out and take the stick after a shot.

Description:

1. Everyone start from the corner.
2. F1 skate out to the blue line with the puck and turn back.
3. D1 skate around the bottom of the circle and out to defend.
4. F1 attack vs. F2.
5. Do this at each end and out of both corners.
6. Everyone take turns attacking and defending.

* Possible to do out of all four corners.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150518110842631

https://youtu.be/yxO6hZdVyQY


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Pro Practice 7-5-17

Lots of work on shooting, puck protection, regroups and game situations.


http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20170705151511902

https://youtu.be/MfCnhpjYslw


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