Work on your 1on1 defense skills, skating, turning, change from backward to forward, maintain close GAP, stick to puck. 1 offense, 1 defense player line up at the face-off circle. On the whistle start to play 1on1.
On 2nd whistle forward needs to turn and start a new 1on1.
Coach can whistle 2-3 times to make the forward turn around and start over. The defender tries to maintain a tight GAP and stay inside.
Players play both defense and offense (switch positions).
The key points are:
- good turns, quick feet
- smooth transition from backward to forward skating
- step up and keep the GAP tight
- stay inside
- low position, do not watch the puck
- play stick on puck