The fundamental skill of passing is the foundation of all team play so, before introducing 5-man breakouts and neutral zone regroups, use the early part of the season to focus on the ability to give and take these short, quality passes.
The Sprint Support Pass drill is a confined space drill involves a quick series of give & goes and emphasizes player movement and the need for players to move to space after making a pass in order get it back.
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This is a great drill to start practice or use as a warm-up – it gets a lot of players moving and working on multiple skills. It also reinforces the concept of quick and close support which will help in all areas of the ice.