Head Up Scan The Ice Warm-Up
3 Player Figure 8 Passing
Give & Go Rover
3 vs. 1 Keep Away Game
2 vs 2 Rebound Battle Drill
Double Goals Game
This practice develops passing skills, including the ability to make and receive a variety of passes, reading open spacing, and how to get open to be a passing option when players don't have the puck.
Encourage players to think about where they are passing to, the weight of their passes, and how they can utilize the boards and/or open space to make indirect or area passes. For players off the puck, encourage them to think about how they can be a better passing option or how their movements could open up space for the puck carrier.
Ensure each player gets 2-3 reps in each position. Challenge players to work on various kinds of passes (one-touch, forehand, backhand, etc). The goal is for players to keep their feet moving, give good targets, and move the puck quickly and efficiently.
Split your players up into two groups. Half the group will start with "Give & Go Rover" and half will play "3v1 Keep Away Game". After 6-8min, switch groups.
Progress to "Add A Man" version: If a player in the game makes a successful pass to the next teammate in their line AND that player makes a successful pass back to either of the players in the game, they can activate to make it a 3v2.