A good conditioning drill that mimics a game shift in effort and energy.
What You’ll Need: A flat surface, running shoes, three pylons in a vertical line 5 yards apart.
Body Position: Begin in an athletic stance with knees bent, ready to run.
- Sprint from the start line to the first pylon 5 yards away. Once you reach it, shift, lateral pivot and run back to the start line. Stay low in your direction transitions, giving full effort each way you run.
- Repeat the same action, this time running to the second pylon and back. Do the same to the third pylon 15 yards away.
This drill should take 15-20 seconds of work with about 40 seconds of rest. It should be done in three sets, with a rest of two to three minutes afterwards. Rest is important for recovery and mimics what would happen to a player on the bench after their shift on the ice.