Players line up on the wall, push into the wall, practice kicking without having their hips raise up
Upside Down Defense Drill
Practice Swimming Upside Down, changing direction, always facing the puck/bottom of the pool
Pullback puck drill
Have players swim onto puck, pull puck back, then:
- Turn arm upside down, extend to non-arm side (to left side for righties)
- Put puck on inside edge, inside flick to arm side (right side for righties)
Basic Kelp Dive practicing
Back Surfacing Drill
Puck on the bottom. Line up on Surface, ten feet behind puck. Kelp dive down, swim on bottom, push puck 20 feet, surface backwards 10 feet at 45 degree angle. Rinse and Repeat
Kelp Diving onto Wall Drill
Puck on the bottom, 1 meter off the wall. Player lines up 10 feet behind the puck. Kelp Dive down, swim on bottom, push puck into wall. Make shoulder and hip contact with wall, swim the puck forward 20 feet, pass the puck 1 meter off wall, surface backwards 10 feet at 45 degree angle.
Game 1 - Kelp Dive Game
Stop Action game. Everything but strike is Kelp Dives. Any time a player duck dives, game stops, player subs, other team gets the puck, play resumes.
Passing Tree (2 Players)
Two players drop on the bottom. One player with the puck, the other player defends.
The player's passing tree:
1) Swim 2) Pass laterally 3) Lay the puck backwards
If the defenders drops in the front of the player, the player should drive into them, and then pass laterally. If the defender bodies them on the side, the player with the puck should drive forward
Have two players take equal pucks. Nuff said.
Puck is on the wall. Two players drop down (kelp dive), then try to drive the puck towards 5 feet behind where the puck is placed. Player to push the puck down the wall past the mark wins.
1-1 Goal Play
Puck is at 3 meter circle. One player on goal, other player at puck.
Player takes puck (CANNOT SHOOT), swims at the goal, tries to score.
Question: What are we working on here? Do we set this up right on the lip of the goal, work on left/right shoulder dropping?
A forward swims towards a goal, changing direction. The back defends upside down, mirroring the forward, turning upside down while defending.