Backwards Overspeed Competition

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This drill is just like the Forwards overspeed drill but geared towards the footwork of the defense.  The players are split into two teams and the start of each line is placed on the off sides face off dots.  The coach has the pucks in the middle of the ice just outside the blue line.  Players have to start facing the coach.  On the whistle the players go into the their backwards crossovers to get speed offf the line.  They continue backwards around the circle.  At the top of the circle where the cone is placed they transition to a forwards skate and race for the puck.  Again, the first player to the puck is rewarded with a scoring chance.  

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lakerssquirtb on 11/12/2014

Good competition on the backwards skate.

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