Practice odd-player situations while sparking competition with the Build Up Game.
The drill begins from a 2v2 cross court format with the coach spotting a puck in the zone.
Each team can activate additional players by passing twice to the first person in their team’s line.
Once the player in line has received two passes, they then activate into the play and the next player in line gets ready as a possible outlet.
There are no limits to the number of players a team can build up to during their shift.
A shift is approx. 1 minute then 4 new players start with a new puck.
The key points are:
- Players must keep their feet moving and read and react to the game situation
- get open, use odd men situation