Passing is one of the most critical parts of any hockey game. The ability to move the puck out of your zone, through the neutral zone, and hold possession in the offensive zone all require good, hard passes.
Yet, a lot of passing drills have players standing still and learning the fundamentals, which is important, but doesn’t end up simulating a game-like experience. Other drills will involve a lot of passing, but you’re really working on something else and not focused on making sure the passes are done right.
To increase our team’s passing ability, we use a variety of drills and these three stand out as ones that help make the most difference.
4 on 2 Breakout
We work on our breakout almost every single practice. It’s one of the most important elements of our game. However, on the breakout, the breakout passes we make are also our biggest weakness.
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