Players learn to deal with bad passes.
- Players form two lines along the boards.
- Two coaches stand at center ice.
How it Works
- A coach blows his whistle or says “Go” to start.
- The first players in each line skate forward and the coach on that side passes the puck to the player.
- The coach purposely makes the pass far enough ahead of the player so that it is tough to reach.
- The player should perform a ‘dead stick’ maneuver, where they drop to one knee and reach forward with their stick or just reach out with one hand to receive the puck.
- Another bad pass option would be for the coach to fire a pass into the skates of the player and they need to control the pass and get it to their stick so they can make a play and head down the ice.
- Run the drill for 6-12 minutes.
- One more option for this drill would be to make the pass high so that the player has to knock the puck down with a glove and then put it into play.