Neutral Zone Puck Races #7

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This neutral zone puck race allows players to work on

  • backwards starts
  • backwards skating
  • backwards to forwards transition
  • forwards skating

Set Up

Please refer to the diagram for the setup of the cones/tires. Two lines of players are split up into two equal lines starting at the face-off dot. The coach has the pucks at the red line along the far long wall.

The Race

  • players start backwards and skate backwards to the far inside tire
  • transition forwards to the near tire
  • transition backwards and skate backwards to the far tire
  • transition fowards
  • race for the puck played into space by the coach

Credit: Diagram and animation produced using Hockey Coach Vision.

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