Check out this simple yet very effective defensive gapping drill.
Author - CoachThem
Like most drills, communication is key with this one.
It's a simple, yet effective drill with 20 to 30 second shifts before changing players.
Stress defenders closing the gap before taking on the attack.
Creating offence off the rush with Red Wings coach Dan Bylsma.
Practice generating backwards speed with stability and efficiency.
Check out this drill that brings a forward in against a defender for a tight battle thanks to the unique net placement.
Practice odd-player situations while sparking competition.
Attack the net through the slot or down low in this read and react style 1 vs 1.
Perfect the fundamental skill that's critical for playing defence.
Practice your entry strategies by using cutbacks and delays.
Work on attacking the net through defenders, instead of around them.