Neutral Zone Puck Races with Mini Nets #2

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This is a good race to do as a progression from Neutral Zone Puck Race #1. This race requires players to use tight control turns around each tire.

Setup Up

Place a mini net in the middle of the zone inline with the dots. The coach has the pucks on the far side of the ice. Place the tires as shown on the diagram and animaiton. It is helpful to place two cones to mark the starting line for each line. Try to have players of equal ability go against each other.

Coaching Points

Give a good demonstration to the players on how to do a proper control turn. They should lead slightly with their inside skate, trust the outside edge of their inside skate, and rotate their chest and head to where they want to go.

Credit: Animation and diagram produced using Hockey Coach Vision.

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