CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Loop 1 vs 1

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This drill from skills coach Danny Heath focuses on lateral gap control for the defenders and explosive crossovers for the forwards. The unique net placement also gives great practice for shooting in tight spaces with limited time.


  • F and D start in front of their respective bumper
  • On whistle F skates with puck and circles around their bumper. At the same time D follows movement, pivoting around their bumper, keeping eyes and chest towards F
  • After loop, F attacks 1v1 in the small corner

Key Points

  • Head up, facing opponent
  • Battle for puck in corner

Here’s how it looks in practice:


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