Wind Walker Hockey Drill for Kids

Welcome to Drill of the Week, a series on ACTIVEkids.com that explains individual and team drills for parents and coaches to help kids improve at the sports they love.

This week's drill is Wind Walker, a hockey drill brought to you by TheDrillbook.com.


Description

"Wind Walker” works on a players’ ability to release the puck quickly from a variety of distances within the offensive zone. The player shooting sets up at the bottom of the circle in line with the face off dot and facing the player making the passes. The shooter calls for the puck and takes a quick release shot on net while "drifting" backwards in a straight line. As soon as the first puck has been released the passer then sends a second pass to the shooter who again quick releases. This repeats until the shooter reaches the top of the zone. Once complete, players switch roles. An excellent progression is to have the player start high in the zone and work slowly towards the passer.

Key Teaching Points

- Shoot with the puck in front of the body, not laterally.

- Weight transfer is difficult and forces players to short with forearms and wrists.

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TheDrillBook is a revolutionary new platform and mobile app that provides multiple sport player development via fun and engaging games/drills/activities for your child to master critical sports skills and tactics. Additionally as a Parent/Coach you will find robust content on how to teach each sport and valuable modules on nutrition, safety, equipment, leadership development and more. Complete Team Management/Communication, Scheduling and Practice Modules come into play when your child uses TheDrillBook as part of an organized sports team.

TheDrillBook is a revolutionary new platform and mobile app that provides multiple sport player development via fun and engaging games/drills/activities for your child to master critical sports skills and tactics. Additionally as a Parent/Coach you will find robust content on how to teach each sport and valuable modules on nutrition, safety, equipment, leadership development and more. Complete Team Management/Communication, Scheduling and Practice Modules come into play when your child uses TheDrillBook as part of an organized sports team.

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