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Hockey Practice Guide provides Hockey Coaches Multi-Station drill layouts for hockey practices to maximize hockey player skills and coaching efficiency
I'm Open...Not!:
Players need to support the puck carrier.  
This is best accomplished by providing a
passing outlet.

there is no one around them.  They may be
A lot of players believe they are open if in
fact open but not a lot of help to the player
with the puck.  If you don't have the puck
get open for a pass!

What does open mean?

It means that there is a direct line-of-sight
between your stick and the puck.  If there
are players (your team or the other team)
between your stick and the puck you are
not open even if there are no players
around you.

Move to get yourself in a position to see the
puck.  You need to be constantly moving as
the puck moves to maintain your ability to
see the puck and support the puck carrier.
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