Battle to the Blue Line Drill

Battle to the Blue Line hockey drill

The Battle to the Blue Line drill, from the experts at Hockey Coach Vision


The Battle to the Blue Line drill is a good competitive 1 on 1 exercise that teaches evasive moves and checking skills.

Battle to the Blue Line Drill Description

Player 1 starts with one skate on the face-off dot. Player 2 starts with one skate on the goal line. On the whistle, Player 1 sprints to the dot, stops and sprints back to the corner for the loose puck. Meanwhile, Player 2 races to the edge of the circle, stops, and then sprints into the corner to check Player 1.

The goal is to skate it to the blue line. The winner brings it back for a scoring chance.

Key Points

  • Works on evasive moves and skating by puck carrier
  • Emphasizes good angling by the defender and an active stick
  • The puck carrier tries to keep his body between the puck and the checker
Battle to the Blue Line drill

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