Practice Notes

The focus areas in this practice center around wall play skills and offensive/defensive play below the tops of the circles. 80% of the game of hockey is played along the walls. This practices emphasizes the skating, puckhandling and decision making skills that improve the ability to improve puck conditions and make plays in tight areas.

 

Drills

Talk to the players about exposing versus protecting the puck and the associated skills. 

Length of Time: 
Discussion Points
Length of Time: 
6-8min
Station Number: 
1
Length of Time: 
2-3min Discussion
Length of Time: 
8-10min
Station Number: 
2

Encourage players to work on using their eyes to show deception (faking that they're looking to pass to the point or the middle) before cutting back each time. 

Progress to adding in an option for a pass to the slot.

Length of Time: 
10-12min
Station Number: 
3

Can start this as a 1v1 or 2v2.

Length of Time: 
8-10min
Station Number: 
4
Length of Time: 
8-10min
Station Number: 
5
Station Number: 
6

Systems

No systems have been added to this practice

Exercises

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