Hockey Training Get to Know You!

Hockey is a read-react game. Every situation is different but sometimes there are better choices. The questionnaire/quiz below will take 20 minutes. Parents you can complete but it is also important to have your player complete their own version. See if you did better.

As a disclosure the material in this quiz was obtained from other sources on the web and is used to help improve the skills of hockey players.

The quiz is created to get an initial assessment of player knowledge to develop training plans and programs to improve player ability.

1. The most effective way to backcheck is by the boards (outside) rather than by the middle (inside).


2. When screening the opposing goalie as a forward, it’s best to be behind the opposing defenseman (ie: in between the opposing defenseman and the goalie).


3. As a defenseman on the offensive blueline trying to keep the play alive, your most important cue to follow through with a pinch along the boards is if you’re sure you can play the body and eliminate the winger from jumping up on the rush.


4. As a center, you should always be the first man out of your zone to start the attack.


5. The quickest way to regain confidence in your skills when you’re in a scoring slump is to try and complete a nice move against your opponent at some point during the game to get your confidence back.


6. On a breakaway, you notice the goalie is deep in his net.  Your best chance at scoring a goal is to deke.


7. On a breakaway, you notice the goalie is high up in the crease. Your best chance at scoring a goal is to deke.


8. As a center in both the defensive and offensive zones, your initial job directly after the face­off remains the same.


9. As a center in the defensive zone, your initial job directly after the face­off changes depending on if you won or lost the draw.


10. When trying to score with a lot of traffic in front of the opposing net (both teammates and opponents), it’s best to shoot top glove or high blocker to assure that your shot gets through to the net and doesn’t hit any sticks or skates in the way.


11. When you’re on the powerplay (5­on­4) and the opposing team gets another penalty while in your own zone, it’s best to keep the puck and set up your breakout so you can head down the ice 6­on­4 after your goalie gets to the bench and an extra attacker jumps on.


12. When you’re on the powerplay (5­on­4) and the opposing team gets another penalty while you’re in their zone attacking, it’s best to give the puck away to the opposing team so the play can stop and you can have more 5­on­3 time.


13. One of worst ways to beat a defenseman in a one­on­one situation is to make him crossover because he gains speed.


14. When killing a penalty in your own zone, it’s important to always keep your speed and momentum by turning rather than stopping and starting again so you don’t get tired and waste energy.


15. When attacking on a 2­on­1 situation and you are the puck carrier, making an early pass (before the top of the in­zone face­off circle) is a good play.



  • You are a winger in the defensive zone (your zone) getting ready for a breakout pass near the half­wall and you’ve just fallen The pass from your defenseman goes by you and up to the opposing defenseman at the blue line. You know the opposing defenseman is going to try and shoot, as he has a good shot. The best way to make it out and block that shot when you’ve just fallen and are out of position is to:

17. When backchecking towards your zone when the opposing team is on an odd­man rush, it’s most important to stay aware ..


18. As a defenseman playing a 1­on­1, your best bet in order to not get beat to the net is to focus on the opposing player’s…


19. As a centerman, where should you position yourself for the highest chance of carrying out a successful breakout?


20. The most important thing to do before receiving a pass is to



21. As a defenseman defending against a 3­on­2, your main objective should be to:



22. One of the worst things to do on a 1­on­2 or more situation as the attacker is to:



23. When dumping the puck into the opposing zone in order to get a line change in, it’s best to:



24. If you’re a winger on the half­wall and are given a pass by your defenseman for a breakout but you have instant pressure (you have less than a second to react) from the opposing team, your best play is to:



25. If you’re rushing up the ice in a 2­on­2 situation as the puck carrier with a supporting teammate, what should you do if the defenseman on your side decides to close the gap on you (denies the blue line)? Choose the most effective option:



26. Tell Us Your Strengths as a Hockey Player?

27. What are areas where you want to improve your hockey skills?

28. What do you most enjoy about hockey practices? What would you like us to incorporate more to improve your ability?

29. What do you like least in hockey practices?


Please write your name and write your goal for this spring summer fall season. What do you hope to accomplish in hockey in the next 3-6 months only?

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