John Pirie and Jordan Hall
To improve individual shooting technique and accuracy
Description of Drill-Execution
Two lines of players stationed 6-8 yards above the goal line facing each other. The first player in Line 1 passes to the first player in Line 2. The player receiving the pass steps into the center of the field and shoots as hard as possible at the goal. The next player in Line 2 then passes a ball to the original player in Line 1, who then steps into the middle of the field and takes a shot. Cycles continue until all the balls are gone. Players travel to the line they passed the ball to after having taken a shot. Players should be shooting with their “outside” hand.
- Strong and Weak Hand Play
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Offensive players can move to crease but should only be there for 1-2 passes then slide out to one side or the other to create an overload (3v2)on one side. Players are encouraged to be competitive and score can be kept (goals for offense, clears for defense). Coaches can control the length of these situations with a predetermined count; for example a 10 second count to score or get to a good shot. Drill can be run at both ends of the field to maximize "touches" for all players.