1 on 1, Defensive Pivot

Drill Diagram


- F1 will give and go with coach while skating up the boards
- D1 times his backward skating, pivots and makes a play for the puck (poke check or tie up on boards)
- If F1 beats D1 he goes in for a shot
- Same thing happening on the other side

Notes: Really stress D-timing and making a play on the forward in the neutral zone. Make sure forward stays on the boards to give the D the feel of pivoting and angling him.

D's backward skating isn't quite as fast as forwards skating at the Novice level.

Tags: - D Recognize when to back up., - D Make good Pivot, - Forward go Straight up boards