This drill helps younger players develop an awareness of where the puck is.


  • You can run this drill in two or three circles, depending on how many players you have.
  • A coach is in the middle of the circle and there are 5 or 6 players spread evenly around it.
  • Coach has a puck.
circle passing hockey drill

How it Works

  1. Coach starts the drill by passing the puck to a player around the circle.
  2. That player needs to properly cushion the puck and then pass it across the circle to another player.
  3. Run the drill for 4-8 minutes.

Coaching Tips

  • During this drill, you can, at any time, tip or redirect the pass, or let it go straight through, to keep players on their toes.