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Drill of the Week: Air Force 2 vs 2

By Minnesota Hockey & CoachThem, 01/26/21, 9:30AM CST



This week Jon Ammerman, Moorhead High School's boys varsity coach, shares a progressive battle drill that emphasizes puck control and possession.


  • Split one zone down the middle with cones. On one half, set up two nets. On the other side, split it into half again using cones.
  • Start the drill with Coach 1 dumping a puck into each zone on that side of the ice. Both F1's race to the far puck and engage in 1 vs 1 keep away. Both F2's race to the puck in the closest zone and play 1 v 1 keep away.
  • After 15 seconds, whistle blows. Coach 2 dumps a puck in the zone with two nets. F1 & F2 engage in a 2 vs 2 against F1 & F2 in that zone. At the same time, Coach 1 starts F3's and F4's in the next round of 1 vs 1's.


  • Emphasize puck possession and compete level
  • Manage work-to-rest ratio depending on age group 

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