Purpose

Players learn to pass the puck off the boards to get by a defender.

Setup

  • You need four cones.
  • Place each cone on a blue line about 3 to 4 feet from the boards.
  • Players form four lines.
Use The Boards Hockey Passing Drill

How it Works

  1. Coach blows his whistle or says “Go.”
  2. First player in each line skates up to the cone and passes the puck off the boards to himself on the other side of the cone.
  3. Run the drill for 4-8 minutes.

Coaching Tips

  • This drill will have a bit of a learning curve as players discover the angle and force they need to hit the puck off the boards.
  • Once players understand how to get the puck past the cone, you can put a coach with a stick in its place, just to add another dimension.