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.
In our last edition of Video Coach (Video Coach #2 | OZ Entry – Kick-out, Cross & Drive), there was so much going on that we couldn’t fit it all into one article. So, this week we look at what started the play – a dump-out, leading to a puck retrieval by the defencemen and a clean zone-exit setting a 200-foot play into motion.
Now, let’s take a closer look and break it down…
Watch the video again to see the process the defencemen undertakes to read pressure, assess options and then effectively skates himself out of trouble using evasive skating and puck protection to manage the forecheck and initiate a clean zone exit.