The experts at Hockey Coach Vision are back with the Comfort With Contact hockey drill.
The Comfort With Contact drill is a great way to introduce youth hockey players to body contact. Players get to bump each other a few times before taking a shot on net.
Comfort With Contact Drill Description
- Skaters line up in pairs in both corners of the end zone
- Two players start on the whistle and skate towards the blue line, bumping shoulders together 3-4 times before arriving at the first pile of pucks
- The inside player picks up a puck from the first pile; the player then skates in and shoots, stopping beside the net for a rebound off the second shooter
- The outside player skates to the second pile of pucks, picks one up and moves in for a shot
- An alternate version has the coach passing pucks to the players in the high slot
- Players should stay close to each other, going about half to three-quarter speed while bumping shoulders
- After the third or fourth bump, players accelerate to full speed to recover pucks and attack the net
- Players work to keep their sticks down, maintaining a solid skating stance to better absorb the contact and keep their balance
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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