CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Gretzky game

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This drill takes traditional 3v3 games to a whole new level by adding a “Gretzky” into the mix who’ll be positioned in their “office,” to help create offensive opportunities from behind the net.

Drill description

  • 3v3 game where each team has a “Gretzky” behind the opposing net that they have to pass to before they can attack
  • “Gretzky” cannot score and must stay behind the goal line at all times
  • Coach dumps in puck to begin play

Key points

  • Players should not focus on covering “Gretzky,” rather covering the three players on offence

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