Coach Nielsen's Ice Hockey Drills

Horacek Underneath Drill

I picked this drill up watching former NHL player Tony Horacek running a practice with his team last week. I ran it with my team last night and really liked it. The drill takes a minute for everyone to understand their role but once it gets going it really has the players working to make good passes and understanding the underneath route to making headman passes. I’ve created a quick video to explain the drill just in case the document isn’t clear enough.

Make sure you have the player looping back into the zone make a good hockey stop and quick transition. I told my guys to act like there was a turnover in the neutral zone and they had to quickly get back to defensive positions. Hope you like this drill as much as I do.

Horacek Underneath Passing Drill

Filed under: coaching, Drills, Passing, Transition

2 Responses

  1. Bill Nixon says:

    Love your stuff, keep it coming. Coach Bill, Muhlenberg College-tell Sean I said hello!

    Sent from my iPad

    • Coach Nielsen says:

      Thanks Bill. I’ll relay your hello to Sean. He was selected for the All-ACHA DII team that is going to Europe over the Xmas break. He’s pretty excited about the opportunity. The selection came from the tournament you coached him during last season.

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