CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Defence breakout progression

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This drill focuses on multiple elements for your team’s defenders: defence, breakout progression, wheel, and quick up. From corner puck retrieval, to quick passes out of the zone, to walking the line with a hard shot on net, this drill has it all. Take time to work on the key points of this drill and only progress the pace if they’re done correctly.

Drill Description

  • 3 D line up behind each other in neutral zone
  • D1 breakout, D2 wall outlet, D3 shooter
  • Puck in dumped; D1 retrieves and quick up pass to outlet, outlet to D3 for a shot
  • Rotate roles each time
  • Progression: same drill but D retrieving puck will wheel the net and D2 and D3 head to opposite side on the dump

Key Points

  • Quick to the puck
  • Shoulder check; both shoulders if time
  • Pick puck up on a good skating angle, get it on your forehand and make a good pass
  • Use good shooting techniques at the blue line

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