By Ian Taylor - Director, Hockey Development
Game Date: September 24, 2016
Video Coach is a feature where we will review a video clip of 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.
This week we look at buildup play from the World Cup of Hockey, initiated with a breakout, speed through the neutral and offensive zone entry which creates confusion and a defensive break-down.
Now, let’s take a closer look and break it down…
Watch the video again to see gain how speed drives the defenders back creating open ice. The role those without the puck play is also crucial – driving the near and far posts and the defenceman getting up ice to join the rush and create a second wave option.