Setup and execution:
Place four pylons around a circle or anywhere on the ice. Players start by
stickhandling around the pylons in a random fashion. There are multiple
ways to progess:
1) Add a second player and have them challenge each other instead of
avoiding each other.
2) Two players support each other by passing the puck back and forth while
facing each other.
3) One player stationary passes back and forth, to work on puck support.
Key teaching points:
Keep feet moving, be creative and go as fast as possible.
Quick feet and quick hands.
Always be ready to pass and receive.
In addition to a diagram and written explanation, each drill available
through the Hockey Canada Network includes a video showing how it works,
and a clip showing exactly how the drill can be beneficial in a game
The Network app allows coaches to filter through hundreds of drills, select
which ones they want for practice, and share the drills with their team.
Players and other coaches can now step on the ice already knowing what the
drills look like, meaning that less time is spent explaining, and more time
can be spent practicing.
At the start of every month, Drills of the Month will be posted on the
Hockey Canada Network for coaches of every level. The drills will be shared
through teams within the Network; follow the instructions below to join a
If you already have a Hockey Canada Network account,
select the link that corresponds to your program level to join and receive
the Drills of the Month. You can join as many teams as you would like.
If you are new to the Hockey Canada Network,
follow these instructions to set up your free account. The Hockey Canada
Network is available to Android and iOS users. Any smartphone, Android
tablet or iPad user will be able to download the Network and become
familiar with the digital resources available to coaches.
The free version of the Network app will allow users to receive “shared
information” from coaches or MHA administrators. Anyone with the full
account can push any of the content to someone with an account.