Practice Notes

This practice focuses are several defensive concepts, specifically when it comes to applying pressure on the puck.

  1. Taking Away Time & Space
  2. Stick Positioning
  3. Angling

Spend 10-minutes working on the technical skating components, specifically transitions/pivots and transition backward to forward. This allows players to get "feel reps". Encourage good posture and footwork. Allow kids to get multiple reps of each skill and working on both directions. All of your athletes should practice these skills, regardless of the position they play. 

 

Practice Diagram

Full Ice

Drills

Length of Time: 
5-min
Station Number: 
1A
Length of Time: 
5-min
Station Number: 
1B
Length of Time: 
6-8min
Station Number: 
2

Make sure D work on pivoting both directions and always pivot taking away the middle first. 

Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
3

Points for D: 1 point for successfully stealing the puck and skating it out. 

Points for F: 1 point for SOG, 2 points for goal

Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
4
Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
6

Can progress to 2v2

Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
7

Systems

No systems have been added to this practice

Exercises

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