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Simple Transition

Aug. 25, 2020 at 4:55 p.m. MDT

"Simple Transition", works on a quick neutral zone transition with your forwards and defensemen. On the whistle two forwards from both sides of the red line begin by passing to their D. Forwards then re-group filling two different lanes for the pass back. Forwards then attack 2vs0. On the coaches whistle the next group of players begin. Ensure the transition player is switched throughout the drill.

Teaching Points

Forwards: Move the puck quickly to the defensemen to allow him time to move his feet and control the puck. Fill two separate lanes on the transition to provide the defenseman with two pass options. Create a flat pass angle by coming deep (to the blue line).

Defensemen: Call for the puck, move your feet as soon as you receive the puck (laterally, forward, backward). Anticipate the forwards skating angle and use crisp wrist pass.

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