For today's drills you will need 1 stick, 1 ball (hockey ball or tennis ball!), 4 cones/markers (Coach Corey uses rocks but you can use anything that works as an obstacle), rebound walls (Coach Corey uses two blocks but you can use walls, turned over tables … get creative!) and a goal (Coach Corey uses a waste bin).
WARM-UP Figure of 8 Slalom (forehand only):
Set up your cones as in the video. Complete a figure of 8 going to the left of the first cone. Repeat a ribbon loop at the second set of cones returning through the first two cones coming back. Remember to stay on forehand ONLY. Get as close to the cones as you can. Remember no touching or stepping on cones!
Repeat 5 times before progressing to Drill 2.
WARM-UP Figure of 8 Slalom (forehand and reverse):
Repeat same pattern as drill 1 but this time you can go onto your reverse. This requires a bit more skill but should mean you get a bit faster! Repeat 5 times.
COACH COREY CHALLENGE – TRY COMPLETE THE SLALOM IN 30 SECS AND BEAT COACH COREY’S TIME … ADD 5 SECONDS FOR TOUCHING A CONE
ACCURACY – Push to goal:
Put your goal against a wall or fence. Take 1 step away from goal and push pass into goal. If you score take another step back and repeat exercise. Keep taking a step back until you have no more room or feel your accuracy is at its best! If you miss repeat the distance you missed at.
PASSING: Pass and Receive (Forehand only)
Push the ball to a wall and receive on your forehand. Use your feet to get your body around and pass to the other wall. Receive once again on your forehand. Complete 10 times.
PASSING: Pass and Receive (Facing forward)
Pick one direction to face. Push the ball to a wall on your left and receive on your forehand. Open your body and pass to the wall on your right. This time receive on your reverse side. Drag the ball back to your forehand and pass to the left wall. Receive once again on your forehand.
Complete 10 times