When a team utilizes cycle passing, they are usually a pretty successful group. Proper cycling in the offensive zone is key, and the xPasser Give-N-Go can help create this in your next practice or tryout.
As you can see from the following video, the end result of a solid puck cycle should be a shot. Try this drill to help players understand the need for puck cycling and cycle passing.
The drill begins with all players behind the net (it’s up to you as to which side). Set up an xPasser Give-N-Go on the opposite side, with a second xPasser set up on the same side of the ice at the blue line. The player will feed a pass to the Give-N-Go, receive the pass back and make a move around the xPasser as if it were a defender. As the skater finds open ice, he or she will send a crisp pass to the other xPasser, then turn to begin a net drive. He or she will receive the pass back, then take his or her best shot on goal.
This hockey drill was created to provide players with a real game situation, helping them better understand the importance of cycle passing and utilizing teammates. It displays that finding an open teammate is always the better option over trying to do it themselves.
Cycling is the best way to jumpstart an offense. If utilized properly, scoring chances will rise and goals will start to come in bunches.
Stay tuned for more videos from the xHockeyProducts team on how to best use your xPasser Give-N-Go.
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