Drill of the Week: Defense Breakout Progression with Shot

Drill Description:

  • Drill starts with coach dumping in a puck. Both D1 and D2 tag up and one D
    retrieves puck and other supports
  • Go D-D and breakout to D3 who shoots; coach dumps to opposite corner and D-D
    and pass to D4 for second shot
  • Change D
  • Progression: same format but this time D-D reverse
  • Progression: same format but this time D to net front D

Key Points:

  • Pivot to the inside of the ice on transitions
  • Pass and receive on your forehand; get in position to do so
  • On reverse, net front D hold position until reverse and call for it
  • Communication and partner support

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