Monday, June 4, 2012

Offensive Rush - Crossing Tactics


  • F1 Puck carrier cuts across blue line
  • F2 Crosses behind to receive puck
  • The player can receive hand off, pass or puck moved to vacated space

Boston Give Washington Hard Time On Rush With Overlap Attack

  • Overlapping attack clears a space and allows team mate to receive pass 

  • Overlap to the vacated space

Read The Space:
  • The Offensive players must he has 2 stick lengths of space to cut to middle

  • Take the puck wide
  • Cut across the ice, just over the blue line
  • Pass the puck to open space 
  • Skate full speed and fill the vacated space

Execution of Overlap:

  • By crossing behind to the space vacated

Pick & Cross:

Kane Evander Pick & Cross CAN-USA IIHF 2012


  • #1 enters zone wide
  • #2 skated directly into the skating lane of the defender
  • #3 drives to net


  • #2 most not make physical contact with defender

Power Thoughts:

"You may delay, but time will not." ~Benjamin Franklin

"Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin." ~Victor Kiam

Sports Psychology Tips:

Break the 15 Minute Barrier Today:

Even Olympic athletes some times have problems with motivation or discipline. Sometimes you just do not feel like working out. Other times you may want to break your diet. One common trait of successful athletes is; Successful athletes have learned to break the nasty habit procrastination by break the 15 minute barrier. Successful athletes have learned; The right feeling do not have to come first. Get your body, going in the right direction and the right feeling and emotion will follow. If you do not feel like exercising just force yourself to start, work for 15 minutes. You will find, most of the time the positive feelings will just come. Just start and good things will happen. If you are have a craving to break your diet. Simply engage yourself for 15 minutes in a positive activity and the craving will dissipate.

"The best way to get something done is to begin." ~Author Unknown

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