2019 february drill of the month

Drill of the Month: February 2019

The Hockey Canada Network includes hundreds of drills for coaches of all levels

Jason La Rose
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February 8, 2019
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PUCK CONTROL – CIRCLE AGILITY STICKS

Setup and execution: Three or four obstacles are place in and around the face-off circle. On the whistle, Player 1 leaves the corner and skates around the obstacles in a random pattern, working on different skills and protecting the puck from Player 2 before finishing with a shot on goal.

Key teaching points:

- Player 1 tries to lose Player 2; Player 2 tries to get on the defensive side.
- Quick hands and feet.
- Head up.
- Creativity is encouraged.

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 situation.

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 team.

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.

Initiation Coaches
Novice Coaches
Atom – Peewee Coaches
Bantam – Midget Coaches
Female Hockey
Goaltending Skills
Parent Information

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.

For more information, check out HockeyCanadaNetwork.com.

For more information:

Dominick Saillant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
514-895-9706
[email protected]

 

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
[email protected]

 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
[email protected]

 

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