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
Purpose Players learn to combine two skills, skating and passing, in this drill. Setup Players form four lines – two facing one net, and two facing the other net.
Purpose Players build the skills necessary to make the transition from forward to backward skating and from backward to forward skating. Setup Players form a single file line on