Hockey / Passing

Pivot Give & Go

This hockey drill simulates the path that wingers will often take in the neutral zone.

Description

In this hockey drill F1 starts with a puck and passes to a coach or defensive player at about the top of the circles. F1 skates at the coach and pivots backwards so they are always facing the puck as they swing to the boards. They will receive a pass just as they start to head up ice. Once they receive the pass, they perform a give and go with F2 (the next player in line) and go in for a long shot on net.

The focus of this hockey drill is to get forwards in the habit of always facing the puck in the neutral zone as they open up and make themselves available for a pass from the defense.