At the older age classifications, the best types of practice drills are the ones that incorporate live play and tactical decision-making with the exercise. These are the types of drills shown to have the highest rate of transfer for the players back to the real game. As players progress and their individual skill levels increase, the more they need to tie in hockey decisions to their skill executions in practice. This can be done in both small-area games or in drills where players compete against an opponent.
The Army Black Knights work a small-area game at Providence's Schneider Arena.
Ferris State players compete in a small-area game.