Gates of Buffalo Small Area Passing Game
Cross Fire Possession Game
Half Horse Shoe Chip
Continuous In Zone 3 vs. 3 Game
Neutral Zone 3 vs. 3 Game
Swiss 4 vs. 2 Scoring Game
This practice is all about passing, puck movement, and player spacing to keep possession and create scoring opportunities. We're looking to challenge and train players to find space and be thinking about the puck as the present and the space as the future.
Be sure to encourage and acknowledge good communication between teammates.
You can add additional challenges to various games based on certain skills or plays you are working on with your team. For example, in a small area game, counting certain types of passes that you are encouraging (one-touch, sauce, chip passes, etc.) as extra points.
After each rep, spot pucks on the outside of the square in the NZ for players that were just passing to pick up and go shoot. Place coaches or players waiting inside the zone for the puck carriers to make a move around.