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"Cover Drill
Goal: Teach the defenseman to get close to any puckhandler near the net.
Starting Player Positions: O1 - with the puck in back of the goal... D1 - in front on the goal waiting for O1 to move.
Drill: When O1 moves, D1 stays within a half-stick length of O1. Anytime D1 is further from O1 than a half-stick length, then O1 goes for the front of the net.
Variation: O1 and O2 in back of the net... D1 and D2 in front of the net. O1 passes to O2 with D1 covering O1 and D2 covering O2. The same half-stick length premise applies between the puckhandler and the defenseman."

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"Stay in Front Drill
Goal: Teach defenders to stay in front of the opposition as the players move down the ice.
Starting Player Positions: Players pair off along the boards on one side of the rink. Designate one side as attackers and the other side as defenders.
Equipment: Done without pucks.
Drill: The attacking players skate forward using multiple cross-overs. The defenders skate backward to stay in front of the attacking players.
Variation: The attackers skate with a puck, the defenders maintain their position without trying to take the puck away."
 

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"EFFECTIVE DEFENSIVE DRILLS" is an 8 panel brochure packed with these important and well-defined defensive drills ..

  • 8 Basic Defensive Principles
  • Good Defensive Qualities
  • Anticipating Play
    • Defensive Schemes
  • Defending the Lead
    • Opposition End
    • Neutral Zone
    • Defensive Zone
    • Other Safeguards
  • Penalty Killing
    • One Man Short
    • Fore Checker Criss-Cross
    • Fore Checker Picks up the Lanes
  • Back Checking
    • Two Men Short
    • In the Neutral Zone
  • Defensive Zone Schemes
    • One Man Short - Standard Box
    • Collapsible Box
    • Sagging Box
    • Rotating Box
    • Tow Men Short - Standard Triangle
    • Sliding Triangle
  • Regrouping in the Neutral Zone

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