CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: 4 vs 2 transition game

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This small area game starts off as 2v2 race for the puck and morphs into a power play-like 4v2 game. The stationary players on the half wall force the offence to create space in a tight zone, while still giving the defence a quick transition outlet to the opposite net. Not to mention, this drill will keep your goalies on their toes and ready for an attack!

Drill Description

  • Drill starts with two X‘s and two O‘s on each half wall. X‘s are shooting on red goalie and O‘s are shooting on black goalie
  • Coach spots puck in corner, two players from each team jump off line to get puck
  • If X retrieves, they transition back to their end and pass to players on half wall — but if O retrieves, they stay on same side and compete 4v2 in the split zone

Key Points

  • Use the point support, these players need to stay on half wall
  • Quick transitions from zone to zone

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