2018 november drill diagram 4 pylon agility
Drill of the Month: November 2018
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Jason La Rose
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November 8, 2018
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PUCK CONTROL – 4-PYLON AGILITY

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.

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