Part 1: Get the skaters into pairs and get them to take turns to knock each other out and sprint back so the person knocked out has to enter behind the skater that has hit them out.
Part 2: Then get skaters into groups of 5 – one opposing skater and 4 blockers the back blocker will knock out the opposition then shouts to the other skaters to recycle back for them. The other three skaters bridge back increasing the distance that the skater knocked out has to bridge back.
Define the opposition pack by placing a cone in front of the pack - one skater steps out to be the ref to ‘define the pack’ – increasing awareness of pack definition and the engagements zones (10 foot between each skater, the last line of defence can go 20 feet). All swap around each getting a chance to be the ref and practice awareness of pack definition.
Referees can be used to help teach the skaters and check skaters are correctly calling out of play and no pack scenarios.