Purpose

Players learn to be strong on their skates.

Setup

  1. Players line up along the goal line.
Star Wars Hockey Skating Drill

How it Works

  1. Coach stands along the boards at the center line. If there is an assistant coach he stands across from the coach on the other side of the ice.
  2. Coach blows the whistle or says “Go” and players skate to the opposite goal line.
  3. As players are skating the coaches slide pucks at the players’ skates.
  4. Players try to avoid getting hit by the pucks. If they are hit by a puck they are out and they go to the sideline where they shoot pucks at the remaining players along with the coaches.
  5. Players who are not hit by pucks stop at opposite goal line and prepare to skate back to where they started on the coach’s command.
  6. Drill continues until only one skater is left.

Coaching Tips

  • Kids should be skating with their heads up so they can see the pucks coming at them.