CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: 4 vs 2 keep-away

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Fun and functional. Quick puck movement, setting the feet before the shot and active defensive sticks are all keys in making this an engaging game and a multifunctional skill drill!

Drill Description

  • 4 vs 2 keep-away game in zone
  • Mark lines with an ice or bingo marker to define player zones
  • Coach spots puck for offensive team X to play keep away against O and try to score
  • Add in rules like, must make 5 passes before a shot
  • Keep score and make it competitive!

Key Points

  • Fun game to play to work on creating space in a tight area and opening up or a pass
  • Defence must have active sticks and keep play away from the middle shot lanes

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