6: 1-2-1 Forecheck


To teach players a forecheck system -- players must pick-up their man.


Starts with a dump in by coach.

4 players go into breakout and return while other unit of 4 wait at far goal line.

Puck carrier dumps puck into D.

D takes puck behind net and rushing forwards react to breakout, each covering his/her own man.

Stop on whistle.

On whistle, group with puck start at far end.

Key Teaching Points

Stay with your player.

Must communicate.


  • 4 on 3.