By Ian Taylor - Director, Hockey Development
Welcome to first edition of OMHA Video Coach! In this segment we will review a video clip from game action and then break down the sequence into frames identifying key skills, individual and team tactics, strategy and hockey IQ. Video is a great teaching tool that can be used by both players and coaches.
Our first video, from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs, features an offensive zone entry with speed, changing the point of attack and a second wave of support with speed.
Now, let’s take a closer look and break it down…
Watch the video again to see how despite numbers back in defence, PIT’s speed allows them to create time and space through changing lanes, the defence supporting the rush and a second wave of attack, pushing NYR back, surrendering prime scoring space. This sequence also reinforces the need for width and depth in the attack.