B2 Point Shot-Screen, Point to Low then Across – Pro
The key is for D1 move between the dots and hit the net. On the second play D1 must freeze the defender with a fake shot and then pass down to F1. F2 must give a target and be strong on his stick to tap a hard pass in.
1. F1 pass to D1 at the point.
2. D1 drag and shoot while F2 screen and F1 go to the net for a tip or rebound.
3. F1 get a new puck and pass to D1.
4. D1 fake a shot and pass straight down to F1.
5. F1 skate at the net to become a threat and pass across to F2 who slides back to the far post.
The Finnish U17 Team is playing in a good U18 Mac's Midget Tournament right now. I just got back from watching them win 9-3. They won the first two games 9-1 and 13-0. I was talking with Kalle Kaskinen the head coach and he explained their attack strategy to me. Here it is.
T2 - Finnish U17 Attack
The key is to attack the forechecker 3 on 1.
1. D to D or D tight turn to lose first checker.
2. D attack the second wave with the strong side wing flying up the boards and C in the middle.
3. Pass to C or W and do a wide entry or soft chip by W that C picks up.
4. Wide W give width and stay wide going to the net.
5. Middle D be 4th man on the rush.
6. Option is to pass to the wide W.
Back pressure through the neutral zone. Defenders stay on the defensive side and attackers fight to get on the offensive side.
1. Players line up on one side.
2. Start with a D to D to F breakout and 3 F attack.
3. Defend with 2 D and 1 F.
4. F back pressure the puck through the nzone.
5. Defenders communicate and pic up one attacker each in the defensive zone.
6. Play the low 3 on 3 until a goal, frozen puck or the defenders break out.
By: TomM (online) Monday, January 06 2014 @ 02:52 AM GMT
C3 Flow 2-1 with Backchecker – Pro
Attack with speed and make the first play early on the 2-1. One high one low, one fast one slow. D read who the most dangerous player is and deny a pass across the mid-line of the zone. If they slide it must be outside of the post. It is really a 2 on 2 with the D and Goalie.
1. Start with a 2-1 rush with a back checker.
2. Forwards in the corners and D wait in the neutral zone.
3. Back checker peel to one corner and get a pass to start a new 2 on 1.
4. Original forwards finish the 2-1 attack.
5. Forward from the other corner become the back checker.
This is a pro drill that works on the low attack and defenders coming into the zone and identifying coverage.
1. It starts 1-1.
2. Another attacker joins making it 2-1.
3. A defenseman joins making it 2-2.
4. Another attacker join for a 3-2.
5. Three defending forwards come in and make it 3 on 5 and defend with 'one on and box behind'.
6. F1 plays the low 3-3, F2 mid slot, F3 puck side point until the play ends.
Keep skating all the time. Give a target. Follow the shot for a rebound. Circle back to rebound for the next shooter.
1. Start at the four blue lines.
2. One's from diagonal corners skate out and back.
3. Two exchange the puck with one.
4. Two pass across the blue line to three.
5. One's stretch and get a pass from three.
6. One's shoot rebound and rebound for the next shooter.
7. Repeat with three's.
One high one low, one fast one slow. Make the first pass early. Pass on the forehand is preferable. Shoot and crash the net. D deny a breakaway and allow the poorest shot possible. Take the stick of the wide player after the shot. It is really a 2-2 D+G.
1. Start from the four blue lines.
2. F1 leave with the puck and cross and drop to F2.
3. F2 pass back to D1 who skates up ice and pass to F1 or F2.
4. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D2 and D1 follow to the far blue line.
5. F3 and F4 repeat the other way and attack 2-1 vs. D1.
6. Continue this flow end to end.
By: TomM (online) Wednesday, January 15 2014 @ 04:39 AM GMT
DT100 Support-Regroup-Defend-Attack 2 on 2
When the attackers pass back hinge before passing up ice.
Pass while skating.
Follow the pass up the ice and join the attack.
Defenders should close the gap when the attackers regroup.
1. Blue 1 and 2 attack vs Red 1 and 2.
2. Red 1-2 breakout-attack vs Blue 3-4.
3. Red 1-1 regroup with red 3-4 in nzone.
4. Red 3-4 hinge and pass to red 1-2.
5. Red 1-2 continue attack vs blue 3-4.
6. Red 3-4 follow and support 1-2 from point.
By: TomM (online) Wednesday, January 15 2014 @ 04:45 AM GMT
B5 Pass and Shoot Warm-up Russian Women National Team
Face the puck. Shoot while skating. Follow the shot for a rebound. After shooting either screen or circle
back and look for a rebound from the next shooter.
1. One leave then get a pass from two.
2. One go in and shoot-rebound.
3. Two leave and get a pass from three.
4. When all players have shot then go down the othter wing.
*Pause one second after passing so the goalie has time to get set for the next shot.
B600 Flow - Breakout - 2 F Shoot - D Point Shot - Finland U20
Pass hard, keep skating all the time. Pass and follow the pass. Screen, rebound.
This happens the same time from each end.
1 - D1 pass behind to D2.
2 - F1 get breakout pass from D2.
3 - F1 skate to big ice and pass to F2.
4 - F2 drop pass to F1 who attacks and shoot
5 - D1 pass to D2.
6 - D2 pass to F2 who skated around circle.
7 - F2 attack and shoot..
8 - D2 follow attack and get a pass from F1.
9 - D2 take a point shot and F1 screen.
I am putting English text on the Swedish skill development material. The Swedes do a great job of teaching the fundamentals when the players are young. It will take a few months to go through the entire program. There are short videos on good technique at www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/album.php?aid=47
Most of this skill technique material is from the Swedish Federation with clips from other countries. I have added some other material that compliments the technique and put English text to describe the technique and add comments on principles they omit.
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By: peter (offline) Wednesday, February 12 2014 @ 05:03 PM GMT
I watched PeeWee U 12 practice last night, and the Coaches ran a great practice. Lots of transition drills, the kids were having a great time, and the Coaches seemed very relaxed, compared the ther Bantam practice that was going on next door. Have a look at the PDF of one of the transition drills they ran, I wish I could explain it better, the kids sure knew how it was run.
By: Anonymous: Paulie () Saturday, February 15 2014 @ 08:45 AM GMT
A nice variation of the 15 goal drill. I'd have F2 finish with the 1 vs 0/1, instead of F3. This would allow the F's to rotate through all the positions: F3 to F1, F1 to F2, and F2 to F3. Many attack variations--D's could join the rush as opposed to back checking.
One of my friends was just appointed as the Head Coach of a IIHF third division country. They will be in the world championships for their group in the spring. He has never been a head coach before but was a long time captain of the team and asked me to give him some team play ideas. I have put together links to the type of systems that I like to use. I am not a big 1-2-2 fan and instead use a forecheck that has worked a lot better for me and the one we used when I was with the Red Bulls in Austria.
T4 - Defensive Zone Coverage 5 on 5 www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110915091504119
B600 - Give and Go - Wall Support - Shot x 2 – Pro
Face the puck. Give a target and keep moving. Follow the shot for a rebound and rebound for the next shooter.
1. 1's leave from diagonal blue lines.
2. 1's exchange passes with 2's.
3. 2's pass up to 3's at the far blue line.
4. 1's post up near the red line.
5. 3's step out and pass to 1's.
6. 1's attack and shoot then rebound.
7. 3's Repeat from the other two lines.
8. 1's rebound for 3's.
Oldrich Jindra just posted a youtube video of drills from where I coached in Salzburg, Austria. They are pretty good. First one is on the outdoor rink which is a great place to run a practice on a nice day.
I am starting to work on the shooting and scoring section of the Swedish material. It starts with the concept that the 'puck has eyes' and illustrates the 'Five Scoring Areas' that work very well vs. a stand-up goalie. They are now a rare breed. Another Swede Thomas Magnusson gave a great presentation at an IIHF coaching symposium that I attended in Heidelberg, Germany 2010. He outlines how to score vs. the modern day goalie and where the goals come from. Only the Swedes and Finns study the game with such detail.
Offensive player use moves, change of pace, etc. to try and score.
Defensive player maintain defensive side with a tight gap.
1. Coach shoot the puck in and one player from each team compete.
2. Short shifts of about 20".
3. On change either the coach shoots in another puck, regroup with the goalie or pass to a teammate.
Cross ice game of 1-1 to work on:
a. Role One the player with the puck - puck protection, escape moves, shooting quickly, rebounds.
b. Role 3 the player checking the puck carrier - always stay on the defensive side, maintain tight gaps, stick on the puck, tie up the stick on the rebound and transition to offense.
DT4-Jokers at Point and Below Goal Line - Czech Youth
Regroup and get open. Defender go from role 3 to 4 and attacker from role 1 to 2.
Great game for transition between all 4 game playing roles.
1. Play from 1-1 to 3-3 with one joker at the point and one below the goal line.
2. When defender gets the puck he must regroup with joker at the point and a play to the low joker must be made before a shot can be taken.
3. Joker to joker passes are ok.
4. Point shots are ok after a pass to the low joker has been made.