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Offense Defense

Skill:    Tape to zone passing using boards. 1 on 1 puck handling. 1 on 1 defensive.

Purpose:    Develop strong defensive control skills. Develop accuracy tape to zone passes using the boards. Develop offensive puck control for 1 on 1 situations.

Directions:    Cones can be placed at points of action to aid skaters. Offensemen are in line at either of the quiet zones. Defensemen are in line below face-off circle at the goal line. At the directions of the leader the first offenseman in line skates and receives a bank pass off the board from the second offenseman in line. Defense skates to the top of the circle and prepares for the 1 on 1 attack. Offenseman skates around top cone, performs a tight turn with the puck and races in for a 1 on 1 attack and a shot on goal. Defense tries their best to keep offense out of the danger zone and take away lanes, angles, and any high percentage shots on goal. Extra instruction should be given to defense to make sure they look at and control the body of the offense player not the puck.

Variations:    Defense makes the original bank pass to offenseman. Defense works with no stick to work on body contact.