3 vs 0 Zone Entry With Back Check

CoachThem Drill of the Week: 3 vs 0 zone entry with backcheck

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The 3 vs 0 zone entry with backcheck is a feature drill from the 2018 Hockey Coaches Conference Drill e-Book. Presented by Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Todd Woodcroft, this is a fantastic drill for practicing offensive zone entries under multiple scenarios.

Drill Description

  • F1 carries puck to far blue line and kicks it out to F2, continues to drive to the net
  • F2 has three options:
    • Shot/pass off pads
    • Pass to F1
    • Pass to F3 in the far-dot lane
  • Add X as a back-checker, who the coach releases at different times (early/late) and from either side
  • Then add 2 D + X so it is a 3 vs 2 with back check

Key Points

  • Driving the net hard
  • Kick pass off, right before blue line without going offside

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Mike Weaver

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