This puck race focuses on quick forward to backward and backward to forward transitions. Players work on these skating fundamentals in the context of competition.
Please refer to the diagram to see where the tires/cones should be placed. The coach will have the pucks along the far wall. Try to match up players of equal ability. You can use mini nets or regular nets depending on if you have a goalie available.
How to play
On the whistle the first player from each line skates forwards to the tire, transitions backwards towards the other tire, and then quickly transitions forwards around the 2nd tire. Then they skate forward to the next set of tires and do the same thing. After the 2nd set of tires they skate forward to far tire do a tight control turn and race for the puck set out by the coach.