Small Area Game - Net Front 2 on 2

CoachThem Drill of the Week: Net-front 2-on-2 small area game

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This week’s drill is a competitive 2-on-2 small area game that directly replicates an in-game situation. Forwards can work on getting into open space, while defencemen prioritize strong body position in front of the net.


  • F3 behind the net with pucks
  • 2 offensive players and 2 defensive players in front of net
  • F3 can’t come in front of the goal line, F1 and F2 can’t go higher or wider than the faceoff dots
  • Player behind net gets 3 passes out front to try and score. After 3 passes are made, exchange players

Key Points

  • Forwards get open, keep stick free
  • Defencemen tie up stick, stay on defensive side of the puck
  • Compete, fight for space

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Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver

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