Choose a Gate

Choose a gate is a station drill that requires players to receive a pass and make a decision. It forces players to handle the puck with their head up and make a decisions based on the action of the coach.

Set Up

Place a net at both ends of the station with goalies (if available) and split the players into two lines, one in each corner. Through the center line of the station there are two sets of gates marked by two cones (gates). The coach has the pucks in between the gates.

The drill starts on the coaches signal. The coach passes the puck to the player as they take a few strides towards the coach. After the coach makes the pass they must skate to one of the gates. The players need to control the puck and control the puck through the other gate. Then they take a shot on net before going to the end of the line.

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