Yellow Attack Timing - V2

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Yellow Attack Timing - V2 from Rob Sedia of NewEdge Hockey is a second variation from the drill Yellow Attack Timing - V1. This setup helps players work on retrievals, passing, timing, communication, and quick release shots. The reason "Yellow Attack" is in the name of the drill, is to reinforce the concept that players should attack the puck along the yellow bumper of the boards. 


  • Place a net (or a stationary defender) just below the hashmarks in front of the net.
  • Set up one player (Player 1) on top of the circle, as pictured in the diagram.
  • Extra skates line up in the corner, against the boards.
  • On the whistle, Player 2, chips the puck along the boards, for Player 1 to retrieve. 
  • Player 1 shoulder checks, gathers the puck, and looks to pass the puck to Player 2.
  • Player 2 times the play, and can jump in front of the net to the slot area for a quick release shot, or behind the net to to tip the puck.
  • Player 2 now goes to the top of the circle to get ready for the next rep. Player 1 goes to the back of the line.
  • Note: Coaches can use any object, or can exchange any object for a static player or coach.

Coaching Points

  • The player retrieving the puck should shoulder check, and come away from the boards with their head up. 
  • The player jumping to the slot for a shot, should time the play and communicate.
  • Both players can practice deception, to create additional time and space for themselves.


  • Can exchange the net in the slot for a static defender that can only move their stick. If the static defender is stopping the puck too often you can have them flip their stick.
  • Can add light pressure to the player that is retrieving the puck. 
  • Can add a goalie.
  • Can set this up in different areas of the ice. View Yellow Attack Timing - V1, which has players retrieve the puck in the corner.

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