Wednesday Drill of the Week: 3v3 on the Circle

Harff 3v1

A simple and competitive tight area drill that is good for all players – goalies can get as much out of this as skaters.

Players can play any position, for explanation the positions are marked differently. The drill is 3v3 on the circle. Only the two players in the circle can play inside of the circle, the other players have to stay on the perimeter. There is a center line that the players cannot cross (blue dashes). When the puck is in play, the X’s attack the net on the right, the O’s attack the net on the left. If the X’s have the puck, the two XF’s and the one XD are playing together in a 3v1 – the one OD is attempting to use his stick/body to defend. On possession, the OD combines with the OF’s to attack the one XD and the net on the left.

The objective is puck movement and quick transition. The ability to get shots off quickly and/or make a quick back door play. Goalies are tested in their ability to compete and battle for pucks around the net and back door.

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One Response to Wednesday Drill of the Week: 3v3 on the Circle

  1. coachnye says:

    Hi Chris, great drill. Just wondering how often does your team do small area drills?

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