Practice Notes

This practice emphasizes puck skills and awareness using the Finnish Skills Series and a selection of activities your players will enjoy. Be sure to select 10 or 12 skills appropriate for the age and skill level of your team. The practice outline is as follows:

  1. Finnish Skills Series (20 minutes)
  2. Forwards / Backwards Chase (5 minutes)
  3. Chase the Rabbit (5 minutes)
  4. Puck Tag (7 minutes)
  5. King of the Hill (7 minutes)
  6. Finders Keepers (7 minutes)
  7. Finders Keepers in Teams (7 minutes)

Practice Diagram

Half Ice

Drills

  • Inside edges with puck
  • Outside edges with puck
  • Tight control turns with puck protection
  • Pivots facing one direction
  • Pivots facing the opposite direction
  • Inside / outside pivoting
  • Mohawk turns
  • Forehand only puck control
  • Expansion of reach (long reach)
  • Single shift - fake left pull right
  • Single shift - fake right pull left
Length of Time: 
20 minutes
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5 minutes
Length of Time: 
5 minutes
Length of Time: 
7 minutes
Length of Time: 
7 minutes
Length of Time: 
7 minutes
Length of Time: 
7 minutes

Systems

No systems have been added to this practice

Exercises

No off-ice exercises have been added to this practice.