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Breakout Basics 2v1 Drill

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Hockey Coach Vision is back with the Breakout Basics 2v1 drill. Third in a 5-part series.


In the Breakout Basics 2v1 drill, the third installment of this instruction progression, one more forward is added to introduce timing and positioning between the center, winger and defense on the breakout. This is followed by a quick counter back into the zone on a 2v1. 


Defense (D) 1 steps up over the blue line, pivots backwards and retrieves the puck, skating hard behind the net. Forward (F) 1 and F2 must read D1 and move into a breakout position once D1 commits to wheeling with the puck, or cutting back behind the net. After making the breakout pass, F1 and F2 skate around the waiting players in the middle zone and come back in to play 2v1 against D1.

Key Points of the Breakout Basics 2v1 Drill

  • After passing, D1 should move up towards the blue line to set a tight gap on F1 and F2, trying to force the shot from outside
  • The goalie plays the shooter as D1 pushes them wide and takes away the cross-ice pass to the other forward

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.


Coaches: If there’s a specific area you’d like to see covered, feel free to post your comment in the area below and we’ll do our best to include it. Look for a new hockey drill from HCV here soon!

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