CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: 2 vs 2 ‘either way’ game

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The 2 vs 2 ‘either way’ is an extremely competitive small area game that exaggerates the importance of being aware of your surroundings during a game situation. By providing two nets to score on, players must defend well and create open space for their attack.

Drill Description

  • Coach spots puck and players compete 2 vs 2 and can score on either goalie.
  • Spot new puck when goal is scored.
  • 20-25 second shifts. The next four players jump in on the whistle.
  • Keep score, make it competitive, and put something on the line.
  • Note: This drill can be taxing on the goalies.

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Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver

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