How do you teach being first to the puck?
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06-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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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.
Agreed and if it continues in a game, offending player gets to sit right next to me for a while. They learn pretty quick that they'd rather be out there playing.
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