This week we look at catching and changing the angle moving toward the pass.
Basic concepts of moving the puck across your body from your backhand side into a shooting position quickly and efficiently.
Back to the basics – this week we focus on our line of sight and puck placement as we pull the puck across from our…
This week’s progression builds off concepts of our forehand quick release to delivery a puck quickly and efficiently when catching on the backhand side.
This week we look at receiving a puck on the strong-side point by presenting backhand, then opening up and pulling across inside a pivot.
This progression builds on week 4 and incorporates movement and timing of the pivot while receiving a pass on the forehand side.
This week’s video shows a “simple” agility skating drill to develop transition footwork for defensemen. Despite the “simple” pattern, the actual execution of the drill is fairly difficult – especially while handling a puck.
Quickly chasing down a loose puck in the neutral zone and getting the play moving up ice creates a strong offensive threat. Often times defensemen are the first to recover loose pucks in neutral ice – this video covers three basic options for D to transition the puck up ice effectively.
A defenseman’s ability to quickly move laterally to the middle of the ice at the point while maintaining control of the puck and properly reading options is a skill often overlooked. In this 7-minute video we cover the techniques, teaching points, and visual references for defenseman to improve their blue-line mobility.