CoachThem Drill of the Week | Checking Skills: Angling

In Drills by Mike Weaver

Drill Description:

  • Key concept is for the defensive player to get and keep a tight gap on the offensive player
  • F skates the circles and D tries to stay a stick length away
  • The drill then turns into a 1-1 drill on the opposite goal

Key Points

  • D keeps a tight gap on the offensive player
  • D keep shoulders square and tries to limit crossovers
  • D tries to stay within one stick length
  • Use proper form on transitions both backward to forward and forward to backward
  • On the 1-1, D takes inside ice and keeps the attack outside
  • Stick on puck, body on body


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Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver

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