Coach Nielsen's Ice Hockey Drills

Working with Defensemen Drill

We call this drill Cornerstone because it is the cornerstone of fundamental skills for all of our defensemen to build on.

We incorporate the following skills

Forward Skating

Backward Skating

Escape move

Receiving a Pass

Making a breakout pass


This one drill works all the above fundamental aspects of a good defenseman. We use this at all of our tryouts when we want to look at the defense. Hope you find it to be a drill you can incorporate into your practice schedule.




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2 Responses

  1. Domio says:

    Thank you very much for your article.

  2. […] on core skating drills along with partner drills and shooting from the point. We always perform the Cornerstone drill with the defensemen because it works many of the fundamental skills needed to be a solid […]

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