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09-19-2008, 08:46 AM
Arch Duke of Raleigh
Join Date: Aug 2008
One thing I had me team do (10-12 year olds) is this:
Go to a face off circle. Two kids stand back to back on the red line that makes the circle. They skate in opposite directions doing their best to stick to the circle. Then, when they get to the opposite side of the circle, they have to dodge each other. They keep on going for a few minutes, keep on circling and side-stepping/dodging each other every 10 seconds or so.
Yes, they will collide at times, but also, they'll learn how to read the body langauge of the on coming player as to see which direction they might go.
Oh...no pucks, no sticks...yet.
If your players are comfortable with this, then add sticks, and then when they are comfortable with sticks, then add pucks. You could also have one player with the puck and the other player must try to "rush" him and get the puck off of his stick and/or gain control of it.
If you have really agressive players, then you could try some hip checking as well with this drill.
See the lame attached drawing. My players could dance around any other team.
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