Description For the 1@0, P1 skates to the pile of pucks, picks one up, pivot backwards and skates backwards to the pylon, pivots around it and skates in for a shot, stopping briefly at the net. For the 1@1, P10 starts the drill the same way but now P11 skates to the middle pylon, skates around the pylon, pivoting backwards to challenge P10 1@1.
Key points Excellent puck control drill for young players that progresses into introducing Gap control in 1@1 situations. Work on making smooth pivots with smooth hands when pivoting forwards and backwards. Player defending should be skating backwards with one hand on his stick with good posture.