There is no denying that warm-up is essential before every game, especially when you are looking at hockey. Because without warm up, most people would not be as ready, or as motivated to play the game. The good thing about this situation is that you can easily warm your players up through some activities, as well as drills before the game even starts.
Now, the important thing that you must know here is that running through these activities before a game can be a huge benefit, but you do not have to go through all of them at once. It largely depends on how soon your players warm up. So, keeping that in mind, let’s have a look at the activities.
The first type of activities and drills is largely about skating. Now do keep in mind that skating is just a general activity, and there are several that come under it. For starters, I am mentioning the most common skating activities and drills below.
- Sharks and Minnows.
- Freeze Tag.
All the activities/drills listed above are in one way, or another related to skating, and have differences which make them so ideal for anyone to just start doing.
Being able to control and handle the puck is something that we consider a lot more important than other activities around. After all, if you really want to make a difference, you need to be good at controlling the puck.
Below, you will see some of the more common puck control drills and activities.
- Puck Tag.
- King of the Hill.
- Finders Keepers.
Do keep in mind that these are just some of the more common activities, the Pairs activity has to Chase the Rabbit, Forward-Backward Chase, and Keep Away. So, there is plenty to go for even when we are talking about Puck Control.
For any game that involves a bull or a puck for that matters, passing is something that cannot be overlooked. The importance of passing in a hockey game is something that no one can really deny. So, keeping in line with that, it is important that the hockey players are fully aware of how to pass effectively and without any issues.
Below, you will see some of the most common passing activities in the hockey game that you can use to warm up before the game.
- Team Keep Away.
The Team Keep Away has 3 more drills or activities associated with it, namely 6 pucks, 3 pucks, 1 puck. The reason why these activities are important is that if you are getting into a match, and you want to make sure that your team is well trained, you will not have to worry about anything in the line.
For anyone who is getting into a hockey match, and wants to warm up beforehand, going through these activities is certainly going to be of help, and will teach you a lot.