DRILL OF THE MONTH: Defence – Escape Triangle
- U13, U15, U18
Skill Description – First Progression
- Players use the pylons as guides.
- First player in line skates up to the top pylon and pivots backwards around it.
- Player then skates backwards towards the bottom pylon based on direction of their pivot.
- Player transitions forward around the bottom pylon and then goes back to the top pylon, pivoting in the opposite direction.
Skill Description – Second Progression
- Add a puck when going around the pylons.
Skill Description – Third Progression
- Remove the pylons and have a player act as a passer at the top of the circle.
- Player in drill one-touch passes with the player at the top of the circle.
- When the player with the puck gets to the bottom pylons, transition forward around the pylons by facing away from the pylons.
Key Teaching Points
- Turning head and shoulders first when going around pylons.
- Bending knees to maintain speed.
- Transitioning directions while maintaining speed.
- Keeping head up while skating with puck.
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