Isolates passing and receiving tech- nique, though it does incorporate a shot at the end.


Six players line up across from each other, three on one side and three on the other. They line up on the dots. A goalie guards the near net. Other players gather in the bottom right corner, all with pucks, to the outside of the forwards.

How it Works:

  • First player from group skates with a puck and passes to Forward 1, who quickly passes it back as the player continues skating. Player then passes to Forward 2, who also passes the puck back. This happens with Forward 3 as well.
  • Player then carries the puck around the corner and begins the sequence again with Forwards 4, 5 and 6. After receiving the puck from Forward 6, player takes a shot. The goalie defends against the shot.
  • About the time that the player rounds the corner and passes to Forward 4, Forward 1 skates to the end of the line of players who will begin passing. Forwards 2 and 3 slide down, becoming Forwards 1 and 2 for the next round of the drill. Forward 4 becomes Forward 3 and so on.
  • This leaves an empty place at Forward 6, which the player who has been passing and receiving takes over.
  • Run the drill for 10-15 minutes.

Coaching Tips:

  • Each time the skater reaches Forward 4, Forward 1 skates to the end of the line and everyone shifts one position over. This ensures that every player plays every position except goalie.
  • Players can use this drill to warm up at any practice or competition.
  • This is also a good mid-practice drill for younger players needing to learn the basics of passing and receiving.