D2-4 SAG Variable Pucks and Rules
D2-4 Tournament Using Various Pucks and Ball
The different weights, size, hardness and bounce of the pucks and balls overload the nervous system to adapt stickhandling technique.
This tournament lasted 45 minutes with 9 x 5 minute games. Fun, skill and lots of skating, touches and exercise. Research has shown that cross ice games have 600% more puck touches than a full ice game.
1. Play two cross ice and one game with one goalie.
2. Games last 5 minutes then the same teams play in a different area.
3. After all have played in each area rotate who they play against.
4. Use different pucks and balls for the first two rounds and then play 1-1 where the defender regroups with the goalie before attacking or the point in the one net game.
5. Keep track of wins.