Wednesday Drill of the Week: Forecheck Game

Small Area Game this week:

Forecheck Breakout

 

Two teams in two different colors. Nets across from each other at the back of the circles (with enough room to skate behind. A puck is dumped in to one corner or the other (behind the net, corner, etc). Three players from each line leave on the dump. Players have to skate behind the OPPOSITE net from where the puck is dumped. Players are trying to score on the net that is CLOSEST to their line (as opposed to the standard far net). In this diagram, the “Os” are attacking the bottom net and the “Xs” are attacking the top net.

The team that retrieves the puck should always be trying to “break out” from their end and attack the far net. The team that has to skate the farthest then is in a “forechecking” situation. This is a great game to work on the basics of your team systems. Three players can execute a simple systemic breakout or a simple forecheck. A competitive way to teach and reinforce systems of play

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