Objective: Promote fun and skills while warming up.

Key Elements: Skating, passing/receiving, puck protection, puck support, communication

Organization: Using one-third of the ice, the coach places two nets on the boards. The players can play 3-on-3, 4-on-4 or even 5-on-5. The coach calls out the signals and the rules of the game as they change. For example: the coach will declare that only backhand passes and backhand shots are allowed. After a while, the coach can declare only flip passes and wrist shots. The next time he might declare only backward skating. Be creative and challenge your players.

Progression:You can add a puck to make players more aware and communicate better. You can also put the nets back to back.

Enjoy the drill and have fun learning!


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