Coaching Drill: 3 v 3 Mini Hockey - Game -" 3, 2, 1" |
July 23, 2002
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This mini hockey game works in progression with learned 2v1, 2v2, 3v1, 3v2, 2v3 and marking defensive skills.
This game isolates several tactical situations. Players will execute quick combination passing to create scoring chances, moving off the ball with overlapping and scissoring runs, finishing and defending in a numerically equal situation.
This is a thinking game with no coaching or feedback during the first 15 minute half.
Playing area is 30 by 30 yards with goals at either end. Identify circle areas for scoring. 12 players ( 2 teams of 6), 2 goalkeepers. Game begins in a 3 v 3 situation.
1. Coach encourages players prior to beginning that they must be thinking and evaluating each situation quickly to be effective.
Coach says the following:
2. Find a way to create an advantage!
3. Find a way to penetrate and open seams!
4. Know your role on defense!
5. Every time a goal is scored the team that was scored on loses a player until they are left with "0".
6. The team that makes it to "0" first will receive 5 points.
7. All rules apply. When scored on the scoring team must cross the midpoint line before applying pressure again while the opposing team will attempt a counter immediately.
Rotate all 6 players after a team reaches "0".
2 x 15 minute halves. At the completion of the first half bring both teams together to discuss their play. What did you do well? What can you change to be more effective? How as unit were you creating your opportunities?
During the second half provide positive and constructive feedback to the adjustments that were made.
Helpful Coaching Tip
I have found at times in my coaching that the players rely on my directives to frequently. If you happen to be a verbal coach, try eliminating this component in game -like situations to see how your players respond. Creating games or situations that create thinkers or analyzers will develop an unpredictable player and team. An unpredictable team is very difficult to play against!
Good luck & have fun with it,
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