1v1 Block-Out Hockey Drill

1v1 Block-Out hockey drill

The 1v1 Block-Out hockey drill, from the experts at Hockey Coach Vision


The 1v1 Block-Out hockey drill has players use their body position to protect the puck, then employ evasive moves to shake a D player in the corner.


Coach spots puck in the corner off of the wall. Forward 1 (F1) sets up beside the net, slightly ahead of Defense 1 (D1) and just off to the side.

On the whistle, F1’s first move is to step in front of D1 to prevent them from getting to the puck. F1 now skates hard to the corner to retrieve the puck, making one or two moves to evade the D before attacking the net under pressure from D1.

Key Points of the 1v1 Block-Out Hockey Drill

  • Start with light pressure and then build to full one on one
  • F should separate the D from the puck immediately, getting their body between the puck and the D
  • Good puck protection technique that keeps players’ feet moving

About Hockey Coach Vision…

Hockey Coach Vision is an application used by hockey coaches that allows them to digitize drills and tactics in animated 3D, which can then be shared. The app works on Mac or PC, as well as on iPad and Android tablets. This powerful coaching tool enables hockey coaches to design virtually any game situation. It uses animated 3D, so that coaches can view all their plays using various 3D perspectives. Your drills can be shared with your players and assistant coaches. PDFs can be generated to keep everyone in the loop with your practice plan. Monthly plans can be created by placing your practice packages and notes into your calendar. Manage your team and use it within every aspect of your practice plans. Use video or picture recordings to store a play, analysis, drill, technique, etc.

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The 1v1 Block-Out hockey drill

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