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CARD 10b – PYLON HOCKEY

Use a large pylon instead of a stick. In this full-ice game (D1 formation), a goal is scored by pushing the puck over the other team's goal line with the pylon. This game practices keeping the knees bent and head up while skating.

CARD 5b – IMPROVING CONTROL

These skating exercises are performed individually using formation A1:

  • Develop the glide by trying to pass the ball from one hand to the other as you stride.

  • Introduce the bouncing of the ball while walking or gliding across the ice.

  • Skate across the ice, moving under and over hurdles of different height ranging from 70 cm -10 cm.

  • Skate backward by passing the ball from hand to hand.

  • Skate backward by trying to move a puck between your feet.

  • Skate forward by passing a puck between your feet.

  • Skate forward passing the puck between the feet and the ball from one hand to the next.

CARD 11 – BRITISH BULLDOG

This game has the players line up at the end of the rink in the A2 formation. One player (who is ‘it’) is at the blue line and calls out ‘British Bulldog’. The players try to skate to the other end without being touched by the player at the blue line. If you are touched, you join the player who is calling British Bulldog. To be good at this game the player must turn quickly, change speeds, and be agile.

Notes:

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HOCKEY COACHING: The ABC’s of International Hockey By Juhani Wahlsten and Tom Molloy

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