One Player Transition Drill

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This is a good drill for half ice practices.  It is geared towards for forwards but is not bad for defensmen either.  Place the two nest on the same goal line as shown in the diagram.  The coaches or extra players gather the pucks in the center of the zone.  Players line up just inside the red line about 10' off of the boards.  On the whistle P1 skates down inside the zone around the face off dot and transitions backwards to the boards to receive a pass from the coach. P1 controls the puck for a few strides as they skate up the wall and then they make a pass to P2 (the second player in line).  P1 continues forwards outside the blue line and then transitions backwards again to face P2 and receive the pass from P2.  P1 then skates in for a shot on net.  It is important that P1 moves their feet througout the drill. 

Coaching Points:

  • Give target and communicate before receiving pass.
  • Keep feet moving during drill!

Drill Progression:

Coach can chip puck behind net. D that is lined up next to the coach can pick up the puck, round the net and hit the forward breaking out with a pass. The D can then follow the forward up to the blueline, round a cone, pivot backward and it becomes a 1 on 1!


corey.m.allen on 10/28/2018

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