2019 march drill of the month
Drill of the Month: March 2019
The Hockey Canada Network includes hundreds of drills for coaches of all levels
Jason La Rose
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March 12, 2019
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1 UP, 1 DOWN

Setup and execution: This is a gap and angling drill. The defence must first touch the goal-line, while the forward must first touch the blue-line. Then, the defence tries to clear the puck, while the forward tries to score.

Key teaching points:

- The forward wants to create space by using speed and attacking the net.
- The defence wants to read the forward and create a tight gap.
- The defence must read the forward and pressure or contain.
- The defence does not want to back in on the goaltender and create a screen.
- Stick on puck and body on body.

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.

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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.

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