- Create competitive, game-like situations in your practice
- Teach your players to perform essential hockey skills at high speeds
- Promote problem solving on the ice
with Jim Johnson,
Norfolk Admirals (AHL) Associate Coach,
former Development Coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning;
founder of the U-18 P.F. Chang's Tier I Hockey Organization, former Head Coach of PF Chang the AAA U18 team,
13-year NHL playing career
Teach your players to perform essential hockey skills at high speeds in confined areas.
Jim Johnson, a 13-year veteran of the NHL, believes that presenting competitive play in confined areas in practice will have tremendous carry over into game situations. These games promote problem solving, create a fun atmosphere, encourage creativity, simulate game like situations and provides instructional practice time for problem solving.
Johnson shows you 10 confined area games you can easily implement into your practice. Johnson discusses ways to vary the drills to make them adaptable to any team or situation. Each game has a specific skill theme that include passing, puck protection, breakouts, 2-on-2, 3-on-2, transition, defensive zone coverage, low zone play, 4-on-2, competitive goal tending play and reading and reacting. Johnson diagrams and explains each drill to make implementation simple.
Using these games will enable you to simulate game-like, competitive situations in your practices while maximizing touches for your players!
46 minutes. 2009.Hockey Videos