Players practice skating, passing, and shooting.


  • Place two cones on the ice near the blue line.
  • Players form two lines on the goal line, one on each side of the ice.
around the cones and shoot hockey shooting drill

How it Works

  1. Coach blows his whistle or says “Go.”
  2. Player 1 skates around the cone and to the slot.
  3. Player 2 passes to player 1.
  4. Player 1 receives the puck and shoots.
  5. Player 1 goes to back of opposite line.
  6. Player 2 now skates around the cone to the slot and receives a pass from player 3.
  7. Drill continues in this pattern.
  8. Run drill for 4-8 minutes.

Coaching Tips

  • On the shot, players should be going closed, open, closed – cup the puck with a closed blade, then open it up for lift off, then roll the wrists to close it again.
  • Players should also look at the net before shooting – staring at the puck on the blade of the stick won’t help them know where to shoot.