The D Big 8 Four Pass Hockey Drill

D Big 8 Four Pass hockey drill

The focus this week is on the D Big 8 Four Pass hockey drill, courtesy of Hockey Coach Vision


The D Big 8 Four Pass hockey drill works on pivoting and passing by the defense. Defenders learn to scan the whole ice surface before making a pass. The D Big 8 Four Pass is a great drill to run before or after practice, to allow your players to work on their pivot and passing skills.


  • Each time the D passes between the cones, they know which side of the ice the pass is coming from. But players should scan the ice before turning their eyes toward the passer to receive the pass.
  • D then pivots, steps up, and passes to the opposite side.

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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