CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: 3 vs 3 transition game

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This is a small, but effective variation to a standard small ice 3 vs 3 game. The coach, acting as a support player, encourages the players to use the entire zone to create scoring opportunities and also simulates a breakout on the transition.

Drill description

  • Drill is set up as shown. Coach will patrol the blue line (can be stationary or move around) and acts as a support player in the game.
  • Begins with coach passing the puck to one team, that team is on offence.
  • Offensive team should move through the zone, looking to create scoring opportunities, and can use the coach as an extra support player.
  • Upon turnover, the defensive team must pass puck to the coach and receive it back to switch to offence.

Key points

  • Game-like situation; players must play both offence and defence low in the zone, while utilizing the point to create scoring opportunities or simulate a breakout. Players should react quickly to create scoring opportunities off of the transition.

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