Defensemen work on making a good outlet pass to start the breakaway.


  • You need a defenseman, a center and a wing.
Up The Center Hockey Defense Drill

How it Works

  1. Coach shoots the puck into the corner.
  2. Defenseman goes and gets the puck.
  3. He skates around the net and forward toward center ice.
  4. He passes to the center who is skating toward the center circle.
  5. Center receives the puck and then passes to the wing.
  6. Wing skates forward and shoots.
  7. Run the drill for 5-10 minutes.

Coaching Tips

  • The defenseman should aim to hit the center in stride with his pass.
  • To increase the difficulty of this drill you can add a goalie and a defenseman to defend against the two on one on the other end.