Hello fellow coaches,
I have tried a few different breakouts for our team (pee wee's), but I just can't get that ONE, that we can consistently run to be successful.
I have tried the center, wings are to move, but.....
I have tried hitting the wings to one touch out, but they stand still and the opposing D pinch.
I have tried bumping back to the D, but.....
Just looking for some ideas, ANY help would be much appreciated.
I know I am continuing to work on ice awareness, passing, receiving.
Iceman, I think the first key is that the D try to beat the first forechecker and get between the dots and make tape to tape and not rim passes. This causes him to skate away from pressure to open ice. If he drives the back of the net it sets up the wheel, D to D or reverse if the player chases him and the counter if the checker goes in front. If he can beat him and start skating up ice then the defenders have to back up and can't pinch without risking a breakaway pass. The forwards need to time their skating so they are moving at the same speed and not standing still. Posting player on the boards must face the puck. Centre must skate flat giving the stick and skates as a target and the wide wing decide:
a - D under pressure then cut across high slot.
b - D skates up with full control then wide wing stretch.
c - good first pass made then stay in the wide lane.
So my thought is that any static breakout will NOT work. As soon as you stand still or glide slowly the defends can stay in and force. When you skate up ice they must retreat.
I am also anxious to read other coaches ideas.