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Freeway Battle

Aug. 19, 2020 at 10:24 a.m. MDT

"Freeway Battle", is a no hiding, 1vs1 full-ice chase and compete competition. The ice is split into two "Freeways". One whistle runs both sides of the freeway. On the whistle, both coaches simulateously spot a puck towards the neutral zone. Two players race for the puck and battle 1vs1 for approximately 15 seconds. On the whistle, the battles end and the next four players begin. Attempt to match competitive partners and spot the puck strategically to give certain players a little advantage!! This drill also serves as an excellent conditioning drill. After 6-8 repetitions the players will be fatigued.

Teaching Points

Skating: Attempt to cut off your opponent and establish body position in the lane. Drive skate with a wide stride, side push, calm upper body, and arms driving side to side. Once players are in close proximity to the puck they should have two hands on the stick.

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  • Freeway Battle