4 Hockey Practice Drills to Teach Breakout Options

4 Hockey Practice Drills to Teach Breakout Options
These four breakout drills will ensure that in the chaos of a game, your team is prepared for nearly anything.
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Previously, I wrote about steps for teaching a breakout, and looked at some basic youth hockey drills that helped reinforce a strong breakout. 

Now, as players start to get older, get better at the basics, and also continue to face teams who are increasingly able to counter a basic breakout, it comes time to start introducing new elements.

And, like in many of my previous articles, I want to teach these concepts with a lot of repetition, and not a lot of standing around. To do that, I broke these drills into four small area games.

These four breakout drills will ensure that in the chaos of a game, your team is prepared for nearly anything . . .

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Dan Arel

Dan Arel is the Director of Coaching Education and Development for the San Diego Oilers and head coach of their 12U A team. He was also named the 2020 San Diego Gulls Foundation's Coach of the Year. You can email him at [email protected].

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