How do you teach being first to the puck?
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06-17-2013, 03:27 AM
Join Date: Nov 2012
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Dump the puck into a corner and get them to race for it and then battle in the corner.
Our coach did a similar drill, line up two rows of players on the goal line (each row at about the point), sends a floater over the red line and two players start a race to the puck. No corner that might slow people down, sufficient space so no skate-on-skate collisions. We all noticed the desire to win those races, and I think it really helped on the mental side to see how fast you can actually go.
Skating as a punishment sets the wrong frame of mind in my opinion, so skating laps or similar stuff should be done as skating drill with clear intention.
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