Drill of the Week

Snake

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This is a great drill for a practice or pre-game warm up. The goalie will get a lot of shots to help get them ready for the practice or game. You can challenge the shooters to shoot only using one type of shot for each round.

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Stick to Stick Passing

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This drill focuses on stick to stick passing (lead passing). The player receiving the ring should not have to speed up or slow down to get the pass. The pass needs to be made to the player’s stick and to where they are going.

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1 vs 1

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This drill works on defence channelling an offensive player away from the net. The defence needs to focus on staying goal side (between the opposing player and goalie).

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November 1

Ring Protection
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This drill works on ring protection. For good ring protection, the ring carrier needs to skate fast and keep their body between the ring and the opposing player.

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October 25

Two Loop Drill
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This drill is a great warm-up drill for a practice or a game.

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October 18

Defence Dominates
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This drill challenges defence in a 2 v 2. The goal of this drill is to have a defensive pair stay in the zone as long as they can.

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October 11

4 Line Shoot and Race
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This drill is great to have players working on skating fast, passing, checking, and shooting.

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October 4

Continuous Quick Shots
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This drill has players working on making quick and accurate passes. Players always need to be ready to pass and receive a pass.

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September 27:

Kentucky Derby
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This drill is great to end a practice with to have players work on quick and accurate passes and shots while competing against other players.

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September 20:

Man On 2 v 2
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This drill has players working on strong man on coverage. Players need to remember when they are playing man on to be goal side and a stick length away from the opposing player.

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September 13:

Skating Race1-skating-race

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This drill has players skating hard to race for the ring and battle 1 on 1 towards the net.

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Week 34:

Shots & Rebounds34 - Shots & Rebounds

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This drill has the goalie working on stopping shots and preventing rebounds.

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Week 33:

Shooting Star33 - Shooting Star

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This drill has the goalie getting shots from 5 different angles.

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Week 32:

Stop & Go32 - Stop & Go

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This drill has players working on quick stops and starts.

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Week 31:

Shooting Loop

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This drill has players working on offensive passes and shooting.

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Week 30:

Pass and Go

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This drill has players working on passing and receiving the ring over the blue line.

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Week 29:

Continuous 2 v 1, 2 v 2

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This is a challenging defensive drill that has the defence stepping up to take away the blue line and be challenged either 2 v 1 or 2 v 2.

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Week 28:

Tight Turn Challenge

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Players need to focus on strong tight turns when racing their opponent to the ring.

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Week 27:

Skating & Checking Battle

27 - Skating & Checking Battle

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Players need to make quick stops and starts to beat the opposing player to the ring.

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Week 26:

Four Corner Passing

26 - Four Corner Passing

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This drill works on passing, stabbing, and shooting. Players need to call for the ring to let their teammates know when they are ready to receive a pass.

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Week 25:

Continuous Pass, Skate, Shoot

25 - Continuous Pass, Skate, Shoot

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This drill has players working on accurate passes, skating to follow their pass, and getting a shot on net.

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Week 24:

Quick Passes

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This drill gets players focused on passing and stabbing and allows time for the goalie to stretch before a shooting drill.

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Week 23:

Driving to the Net

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This drill has players practicing driving to the net and getting through the triangle.

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Week 22:

Double Shot

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This drill has the goalie getting shots from different angles. The skaters will work on their dekes and quick shots.

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Week 21:

Skating Battle

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This drill has players skating and stopping quickly to beat the other player to the ring and get a shot. The player that doesn’t get the ring needs to keep working hard to check and get the ring back.

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Week 20:

Defensive Challenge

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This drill challenges players in out-numbered situations with a quick transition from offense to defence.

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Week 19:

Goalie vs. Shooters

19 - Goalie vs. Shooters

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This drill challenges players defensively and offensively with a quick transition from offen

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Week 18:

Full Ice Horseshoe

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This is a great drill to use as a warm-up to get players skating and passing.

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Week 17:

S Drill

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17.2 - S Drill

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This drill has players working on game skills of getting open, receiving a pass and taking a shot.Two versions of this drill are provided, to allow for modifications to be made to make the drill more or less challenging.

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Week 16:

Pass and Rotate

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This drill has players making quick, game like passes in the offensive end. Players need to always be ready to receive and give a pass.

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Week 15:

Rebounds

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This drill helps goalies work on getting shots from different angles and controlling rebounds.

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Week 14:

Team Battle

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This drill gets players working on battling for the ring, passing, shooting, and driving to the net.

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Week 13:

One on One

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This drill works on the defensive player playing man on against the offensive player. The defensive player needs to stay goal side, while the offensive player needs to work to get open.

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Week 12:

Checking Challenge

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Players need to work hard in this drill to check the ring from the opposing player while in a small space. The ring carrier needs to protect the ring by keeping their body between the ring and the opposing player.This drill allows time for the goalie to stretch or to get shots from the coach.

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Week 11:

Pass and Skate

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This drill gets players working on making quick passes and shooting in close.

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Week 10:

Shadow, Man On Coverage

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This drill helps players work on man on coverage through changes of speed and direction.

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Week 9:

Circle Passing

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This is a great drill to warm-up with. It gets players focused on passing and stabbing and allows the goalie time to stretch before receiving shots.

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Week 8:

1 vs 1

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This drill works on channelling and can be done full ice or half ice. This drill challenges the defending player to stay goal side and to channel the offensive player away from the net and towards the boards.

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Week 7:

Double Barrell

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Goalies will be getting plenty of shots in this drill!This drill can include 6 shots, or 4 when using the modified version.

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Week 6:

Meet and Defend

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This drill has defence working on defending an offensive player in a small area. Defence need to keep the forward away from the net, while not screening the goalie.

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Week 5:

Chase Drill

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Goalies are challenged in breakaway shots in this drill. Players are skating hard throughout to keep distance from the player that is chasing and trying to check them. This drill can be done full ice or half ice.

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Week 4:

Under Pressure

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This drill works on players breaking out of the defensive end while being challenged by an opposing player. Players need to keep their feet moving when breaking out. The goalie needs to be ready for a quick transition and a shot.

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Week 3:

Think Fast

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This is a great drill to warm up with. This drill gets players moving, passing, and shooting. Goalies will be getting plenty of shots to help them warm up.Remind players to move quickly and call for the ring.

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Week 2:

Skate, Pass, Shoot

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This drill has players working on making passes in the offensive zone and getting a quick shot after receiving the pass.

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Week 1:

Taking quick shots is the key to this drill!

Too Many Shots

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Taking quick shots in a game can take a goalie by surprise, this drill works on quick shots while challenging the goalie to make saves from different angles on the ice and from different players.

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This drill works on shooting under pressure and a quick transition to playing defence.

Shoot and Chase

April 10

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Shooting under pressure can be difficult, this drill will help players work on getting a quick shot while protecting the ring.

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March 20:

Stabbing the ring under pressure and keeping it away from an opposing player can be difficult to do. This drill is a 1 on 1 battle to stab the ring and protect it from another player.

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March 20 (2)

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There are many game situations where players are 1 on 1 against the opposing team. Keeping good body and ring position are keys to strong ring protection.

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March 13:

Passing is the key to a strong ringette team, improve your passing and stabbing with these drills!

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March 13 1 (2)

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Making hard and accurate passes and being able to stab the ring are what can make a team successful. Focusing on the ring and following it with your stick can help to improve your stabbing.

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March 6:

Taking quick shots from in close in the hot spot can be a challenge for defenders and the goalies!

Quick Shots in Close

March 6 (2)

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Getting into the hot spot to take a shot is tough for a goalie. This drill works on taking a quick shot in close, and helps the goalie work on positioning.

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February 27:

When under pressure, it can be difficult to make a quick decision on who to pass to. This drill works on getting players to make quick decisions, and involves progressions to make the decisions more challenging.

Decision Making

Feb 27 (2)

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Making a good pass over the defensive blue line and deciding whether to shoot or pass can be difficult. This drill gets players working on making quick decisions to pass to an open player, and progressions lead to making decisions under pressure.

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February 20:

An offensive player cutting under the low defence in the triangle is an effective play to get a scoring opportunity!

Shot to 1 vs. 1

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This drill works on the offensive player cutting in 1 vs 1 against a defence to get towards the net. The defence and goalie work on their positioning in a 1 vs 1 situation from down low.

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December 5:

Speed, getting open, and good defensive positioning are the focus of this 1 vs. 1 drill.

Breakout to 1 vs. 1

Week 11 (2)

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This drill gets forwards working on cutting to get open over the blue line and breaking in 1 vs 1. The defence practice 1 on 1 positioning and channeling the forward to the boards.

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November 28:

Offensive passes are key to being able to break through the triangle and get more shots. This drill works on different offensive passes that can be used to get through the triangle and lead to scoring opportunities.

Offensive Passes and Shots

Week 10 (2)

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This drill works on different offensive passing strategies to help break through the triangle.

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November 21:

This drill gets players to think and react quickly.

Quick Thinking

Week 9 (2)

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This drill focuses on players abilities to think and react quickly.

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November 14:

This drill works on forwards breaking in 1 vs 1, while the defence works on channeling them away from the net.

Full Ice 1 vs 1

Week 8 (2)

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The focus of this drill is on quick movements and dekes from the forward to get around the defence. The defence is focusing on staying goal side and channeling the forward away from the net and towards the boards.

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November 7:

This drill works on forwards making accurate passes and quick shots while two defence are pushing out to prevent the shot.

3 vs 2

Week 7 (2)

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This drill works on forwards moving quickly and getting into good shooting positions while the defence are pushing out and playing aggressively to prevent a shot.

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October 31:

This drill emphasizes strong goal side positioning from defence in a small area, and quick movements from the forwards.

1 on 1

Week 6 (2)

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This drill works on defensive positioning in a 1 on 1. The focus of this drill is on stepping up and staying goal side against the forward.

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October 24:

This drill gets players working on making quick and accurate passes, skating, and shooting.

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Week 5

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This drill involves players working together to pass the ring as quick as they can, while another player skates to race the ring. The drill ends in a quick shot on the goalie.

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October 17:

This drill works on taking quick shots and works on the goalie getting shots from different areas on the ice.

4 Line Pass and Shoot

Week 4

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This drill involves giving lead passes to a teammate and taking quick shots. The goalie will be getting a lot of shots from different angles. When players are wanting the ring, remind them to not have their back towards the passer, but rather turn towards them and call for the ring.

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October 10:

This drill works on players making quick passes, skating their hardest and shooting.

Modified Horseshoe 

Week 3

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This drill involves quick passes, shooting and a chaser. It simulates a breakaway with an opposing player chasing.

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October 3:

This drill works on players making quick, hard passes to teammates and focuses on stabbing the ring.

Passing Star Drill

 

Week 2.1 (2)

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This drill works on quick passes from different angles and focuses on stabbing the ring.

Advanced Passing Star Drill

Week 2.2 (2)

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 The advancement in this drill adds a defence to work on getting stick low on the ice and challenging the last player that comes in to take a shot.

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September 26:

This drill can be used for teams of all ages, it allows players to work on their offensive and defensive skills.

1, 2, 3 Challenges

 

Week 1

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This drill helps players to quickly transition from playing offence to defence. The defensive players must set up quickly to take away the blue line and scoring opportunities from the offensive players coming in.

 

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