SMALL AREA GAME: 1-ON-1 PRO­TECT THE GATE

Learn to tran­si­tion quickly from of­fense to de­fense with this player vs. player show­down drill

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Place two py­lons near top of cir­cle about a foot apart. Coach dumps puck in cor­ner, two play­ers race to puck.

Player who gets puck tries to skate it though py­lons; player with­out puck tries to pro­tect the gate. If puck gets turned over, change roles.

KEY TEACH­ING POINTS

Quick feet, good puck pro­tec­tion

De­fense stay on de­fen­sive side, good stick, stick on puck

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