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CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Continuous flowing attack

In Coaching Hockey, Drillsby Mike WeaverLeave a Comment

This week’s drill has been shared by longtime NHL assistant coach Brad Shaw, and is one of his go-to 2v2’s.

It’s a continuous flowing attack drill that requires a hard backcheck for desired results. If your team is struggling to play a complete shift up and down the ice, this is a great practice addition to shed bad habits!

The drill is called: Barile 1v1 to 2v2.

Drill Description

  • 1st whistle: O1 leaves on whistle with puck around cone to attack net in own end vs X1 from other side. The two players play 1v1.
  • 2nd whistle: X2 leaves with puck around cone to attack net in own end vs O2 from other side. At the same time, X1 joins the attack while O1 back checks hard. The four players play 2v2.
  • 3rd whistle: O3 leaves with puck around cone to attack net in own end vs X3. O2 joins on offence after defending, while X2 backchecks and defends 2v2.
  • Continuous.
  • Switch sides to offer alternate angle for defender.

For more great drills like this, view Brad Shaw’s top 5 drills on CoachThem!

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Mike Weaver

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