Purpose Players learn the basic skill of stopping. Setup Coach and player stand together each holding opposite ends of two short hockey sticks. How it Works First, the coach demonstrates how to stop. They need
Purpose Players practice skating fundamentals. Also, improves conditioning. Setup Create an obstacle course that goes through many of the skills learned in the various drills in this guide. For
Purpose Players get better at doing tight turns at full speed. Setup Player starts in a corner of the rink. How it Works On "Go", player skates around the
Purpose Defensemen practice the various types of skating they need to excel at in games. Setup Defenseman lines up at the goal line in the corner of the rink.
Purpose Players work on skating with speed. Setup Players line up at opposite ends of the goal line at both ends of the ice. How it Works
Purpose This drill builds agility, develops quick crossover starts and improves reaction time on the skates. Setup This drill can be done in each of the five circles in
Purpose Builds sturdiness and agility on skates. Setup Players line up along the goal line. How it Works Coach blows the whistle or says “Go.” Kids skate
Purpose Players practice the basic skating skills of turning, stopping and making the switch between forward and backward skating. Setup Divide players into 3 groups, put one group in