Russian Circle Passing – Variation #6
February 8, 2010 by Dennis Chighisola
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Contributor: Dennis Chighisola – Whitman, MA, USA
Drill Category: Skating, Passing, Pass Receiving, Attacking, Screening, Deflecting, Rebounding and Goaltending
Please first see the basic set-up of this drill as described under the free Drills section. For, from that basic format, some really awesome offensive and defensive variations have already been shown. (Click here for the basic drill, “Russian Circle Passing“.)
– Dennis Chighisola
Russian Circle Passing – Variations #6
Just about any of the previously shown setups can be used and then enhanced by just one little change.
What I am about to propose is that the last player to attack from a line can stop at the net and then prepare to screen and deflect (and pounce on a rebound) for the next attacker to come. That process continues, with an attacker shooting, and then going to the net to setup a screen.
PS: I do this often with many other shooting drills, merely having the shooter eventually going to the net.
Benefits: Obviously, players should become adept at all three skills – as in screening the goaltender, deflecting shots, and then reacting to possible rebounds. However, I think the addition of this component to any attacking/shooting drill also gets players in the habit of following-up their shots and going to the net.
Running the drill: Before this drill begins, I will usually place a screener/deflecter out in front of the net. Once the drill gets underway, the last shooter replaces the player at the net.
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