Open Hip Race Marcel Juhasz CoachThem

CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Open hip race

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Building on the fundamentals of open hip turns, coach Marcel Juhasz presents a competitive race drill that integrates this widely used technique.


  • Both players start as the coach plays a puck down the middle (no whistle).
  • Players skate with puck to the circle then open hip from hashmark to hashmark.
  • At hash players pass puck to next player in line, crossover around rest of circle, skate around pylon in the neutral zone and race for puck.
  • First player to reach puck has a breakaway and second backchecks.

This drill is featured in the Global Skills Showcase Drill eBook. Click here to download it for free today!

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